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Old March 31st, 2006, 02:28 AM   #21
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I can't say it's too original as they said in the article
"Created by a young Beijing-based firm, MAD, this is no ordinary architectural icon."
Did the article contradict itself somewhere?
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Old March 31st, 2006, 08:55 AM   #22
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Don't like the bldg much and its surroundings make it even worse. This might look okay on the beach somewhere but it comes off 'obese' to me. Just because you can make it doesn't mean you should
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Old March 31st, 2006, 02:39 PM   #23
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weird but hey!!! it's interesting.
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Old March 31st, 2006, 05:49 PM   #24
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I can't say it's too original as they said in the article,but it will surely be a landmark to Mississauga.
Maybe you could be a bit more specific.... where are all these types of
buildings hiding? A whole suburb of them where you live, perhaps?
There are vague similarities to some other rotatating designs, but you'll have to forgive us, as this is rather new to us.
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Old April 1st, 2006, 01:57 AM   #25
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Maybe you could be a bit more specific.... where are all these types of
buildings hiding? A whole suburb of them where you live, perhaps?
There are vague similarities to some other rotatating designs, but you'll have to forgive us, as this is rather new to us.
Well,first of all,I don't live in the "burbs"
I just stated that this kind of "Torso trend" is far from being original,just that.
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Old April 1st, 2006, 02:48 AM   #26
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Yeah whoever said that was original was grasping at straws...there are many curving twisting buildings now.
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Old April 1st, 2006, 12:57 PM   #27
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No doubt it will be a landmark, well designed tower
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Old April 2nd, 2006, 07:00 PM   #28
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Don't you see any difference between this and other 'twisting torso' buildings, or
does it look the same to you? I can see a rather obvious difference..
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Old April 2nd, 2006, 10:55 PM   #29
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Don't like the bldg much and its surroundings make it even worse. This might look okay on the beach somewhere but it comes off 'obese' to me. Just because you can make it doesn't mean you should
How does a building come off as "obese"..wtf

Whats wrong with its surroundings? Many Towers are proposed in the same area including another 50 story tower, some 40 story towers and even more 30 and 20 story towers...its all about making a "city center" for mississauga, and this is one step to accomplishing that.Mississauga is trying to assert its independence from Toronto as its own seperate city and building this beaufitull skyline is part of that. Who's to say they dont need this building?
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at first I thought it was a LADY SHAPED TOWER... but now I see its a TWISTING TOWER. Nice.
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Old April 3rd, 2006, 11:02 AM   #31
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damn cool design.
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Old April 3rd, 2006, 01:30 PM   #32
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A mix of Turning Torso and Library Tower!
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Old April 3rd, 2006, 01:50 PM   #33
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I think it's a very nice, sexy design. I'd love to have it in my city.
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Bring this thread back from the dead, this is big news.



Absolute launches second tower to meet overwhelming buyer demand MISSISSAUGA, ON, July 14 /CNW/ - Unprecedented buyer demand has persuaded
the creators of Mississauga's new Absolute Community to immediately launch the
50-storey companion tower to its critically acclaimed 56-storey Absolute
World.
The new tower, Absolute World 2, will be a companion to Absolute World 1,
dubbed Marilyn Monroe by critics for its sensuous, curving design.
"They are Yansong Ma's version of Yin and Yang," says Danny Salvatore,
president of Fernbrook Homes, which in partnership with the Cityzen
Development group is creating the new community. "While the first tower
captures the feminine, the second tower will be its counterpart, still lithe
and romantic in its silhouette but more rugged and perhaps more robust."
Yansong Ma, of the MAD Studio, is the winner of an international design
competition staged by Fernbrook Homes this winter to seek out the best in
international architectural talent for its signature towers. Yansong's grand
vision for Absolute World consists of two unique buildings designed to
complement and enhance each other, each with its own personality, but created
from the same architectural language. Commenting on the design Yansong Ma
says, "They talk to each other and harmonize with each other. There is a
synergy between them, an aura which transcends each of the individual
buildings to create a totally unique and original urban space."
"Frankly we did not anticipate such a response," says Sam Crignano, a
principal in Cityzen. "We had 7,000 inquiries from prospective buyers and
6,000 registered both on line and at our presentation center.
"Because of this overwhelming response from potential buyers for the
first phase of Absolute World, we felt that the right thing to do was to
advance our plans for the next complementary phase even though we still have a
good number of suites available in the first building. Now those who want to
live in Absolute World have the choice of either "Marilyn" or her complement,
and we have enough suites to meet demand."
Both towers will be built at the same time with a construction start
scheduled for spring of next year. Both feature virtually the same interior
suite designs and amenities. The essential difference is in the look: One is
feminine, one more bold in vernacular.
Prices will start at $189,900 for a one-bedroom suite and range up to an
average price of $388,576 for a two-bedroom plus den unit. Penthouse suites
are also available.
Interest in the project has been so intense that the developers have
already received inquiries from prospective buyers as far away as Saudi Arabia
and Asia, says Mr. Salvatore.
"The interest in Absolute World has been unlike any other project in the
history of the GTA," he says. "Part comes from the stunning design. We quite
literally searched the world for the best of the best. Part comes from the
location. Burnhamthorpe Road and Hurontario Street is the premier site in
Mississauga.
"There is enormous awareness internationally that both towers are great
value," he says. "Both are stunning in design; both are at the very epicenter
of a fast growing city in the heart of Canada and both are priced at well
below comparable structures in many other major centres."
The suites cover the complete range of choice from one bedroom units to
one plus den, two-bedroom and two plus den residences. The top two floors are
dedicated to penthouses. While plans call for four per penthouse floor, the
suites can be custom designed by buyers to suit not only their own taste but
their own space needs.
One of the distinctive touches for all suites is the wraparound
balconies. All suites offer deep balconies, which wrap around the entire
suite. Patio doors offer access from all principal rooms. The floor-to-ceiling
windows offer unparalleled views in almost a 180 degree arc.
"The suites have been designed to take advantage of the spectacular
views," says Mr. Salvatore. "In most cases we have followed an open plan for
principal rooms, with some balconies over 300 square feet allowing residents
to enjoy spectacular views in all directions.
"The result will be breathtaking. Sunlight will flood almost all rooms
year round and the balconies offer extra living and entertaining spaces."
Residents will also enjoy their own exclusive lounges, "Club 50" for
Absolute World 1 or "Club 48" for Absolute World 2 complete with terrace on
the topmost floors. They will also enjoy membership to the Absolute Club, a
three-level, 30,000-square-foot recreational facility, which is the largest of
its kind in Mississauga.
Security is provided not only by the pair of manned gatehouses visitors
must pass through but also an executive concierge on duty 12 hours a day in
the sweeping two-storey lobby.
"This is a singular project," says Mr. Salvatore. "It has gained
attention right around the world. Both buildings of Absolute World will be
instant icons, rare structures which will only increase in value with each
passing year."
To see both towers and the rest of the stunning new Absolute Community
visit the presentation centre on the northeast corner of Burnhamthorpe Road
and Hurontario Street, just east of Square One, in the heart of downtown
Mississauga. Telephone number is 905-803-0556.








BTW the project isn't just 2 towers. Those are phases four and five. Three other non twisting, smaller towers will be constructed
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Old July 21st, 2006, 05:50 AM   #35
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It looks like they changed the overal design of the podium.....
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Old July 21st, 2006, 06:27 PM   #36
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what is the reason of the 6 floors difference?
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Old July 21st, 2006, 07:00 PM   #37
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^ My guess is demand but even then, there were rumours that they had planned it for 56 originally but then dropped it down to 50. The original proposal from MAD has it at about 65 but my guess is Fernbrook (the developer) didn't want to pass the 60 mark for cost reason.

The demand for this thing has been crazy. The first batch (I think of about 75-100 units) they released to real estate agents sold out in about 2.5 hours. The original fifth tower was a little stubby 20-ish floor building that just sucked and was a cookie cutter of the first three. These two better turn out looking good though, the first two look nothing like the original rendering thus far, but the townhouses didn't turn out half bad, even though the first bunch should really have been retail. Though I haven't heard anything official, it sounds like the original townhouses that were facing onto Hurontario (the ones between these two landmarks) have now been changed to retail which is what it should have been from the start.

Then again, the developer might just have a thing for taller chicks
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Old July 21st, 2006, 09:29 PM   #38
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These two better turn out looking good though, the first two look nothing like the original rendering thus far, but the townhouses didn't turn out half bad, even though the first bunch should really have been retail.
I didnt see much difference in the renderings and the actuall building it isnt fully done also
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Old July 22nd, 2006, 02:53 PM   #39
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That is so cool!! Two sexually designed towers side by side! Awesome!
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one is 56 stories and the other is 50 stories. Both will start next spring.
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