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Old December 2nd, 2008, 04:00 AM   #361
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Old December 16th, 2008, 08:25 AM   #362
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Old December 16th, 2008, 09:49 AM   #363
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Amazing pic Where is the tower, I see a crane in the background?
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Old December 16th, 2008, 09:53 AM   #364
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to the left of the crane you are likely talking about, standing unfinished with a crane of it's own...look closely.
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Old December 17th, 2008, 04:50 AM   #365
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This building signifies new growth in the downtown core... first major tower in a decade. But it's just the start to more great things to come.
At such a prime location, it is too bad that the tower could not be taller.

Here is the first update, the old core of the flop:
wow what a nice building xD
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Old December 18th, 2008, 07:57 AM   #366
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As much as I like a bunker, that's a bit too brutalist even for me.
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Old December 20th, 2008, 06:10 AM   #367
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Bay Street rattled as wind sends glass flying from office tower

ANTHONY REINHART

From Saturday's Globe and Mail

December 19, 2008 at 8:57 PM EST

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— As if falling fortunes weren't enough, Bay Streeters had one more reason to duck and run yesterday morning, when broken glass rained down from an office tower under construction.

The accident happened at the nearly finished Bay-Adelaide Centre, on the corner of the same name, at about 8:20 a.m. as winds were whipping up a severe winter storm.

The winds caused a set of heavy cables, strung from a derrick crane atop the building to a winch on the ground, to sway against the building and shatter four panes of glass between the 30th and 40th floors of the 51-storey tower, said Paul Hickey, construction manager for the builder, EllisDon. The crane was not in operation at the time.

Area streets were closed off for most of the day as bits of glass fell and, in some cases, were blown as far as Richmond Street, police said.

Pedestrians were asked to use the underground PATH system in the meantime, which many would have done anyway due to the weather.

Media reports of minor injuries to two people early in the day later proved groundless.

“No one was hurt,” Mr. Hickey said.

The cables were immediately secured to the building to stop them from swaying, and were to be removed once calmer weather returned today.

“It's definitely an anomaly,” Mr. Hickey said of the swaying cables, which he attributed to a wind vortex created by the building's unconventional corners, which are inset rather than squared off. The cables, strung along one of those inset corners, swung more violently as a result, he said.


It wasn't the first time downtown pedestrians had to be diverted around falling debris.

Last January, strong winds blew pieces of the CIBC logo off the bank's 58-storey headquarters, to the ground 200 metres below.

In May of 2007, a 140-kilogram marble tile fell from the 54th floor of the nearby First Canadian Place, the country's tallest skyscraper, and crashed to the roof of the building's three-storey podium.

Two months before that, several streets and a section of the Gardiner Expressway were closed due to large chunks of ice dropping from the CN Tower and other high-rise buildings.


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Old December 21st, 2008, 12:49 AM   #368
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which he attributed to a wind vortex created by the building's unconventional corners, which are inset rather than squared off
At last. I finally understand the FCP wind vortex which I have complained about to city hall with no response... at least I know now.

Damn those corners.
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Old December 21st, 2008, 09:02 AM   #369
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Why so much cement?
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Old December 21st, 2008, 09:51 AM   #370
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Most large towers have cement cores that size. They house stairwells, elevators, and other mechanical. That cement stump sat idle for years and years after the initial development was cancelled. When Bay-Adelaide was approved, the cement stump was demolished, and everything built from scratch.
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Old December 21st, 2008, 03:10 PM   #371
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Old December 23rd, 2008, 10:03 AM   #372
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yes, that shot is DEFINITELY banner-worthy.
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Old December 30th, 2008, 12:07 AM   #373
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What an amazing picture!!! So Beautiful... now I have a good Picture of Toronto
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Old December 31st, 2008, 11:24 PM   #374
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Hi there,

New to the thread and the site in general. I love the images I have seen from all over the world so I thought I would add some of my own of the Toronto Skyline.






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Old January 2nd, 2009, 08:48 PM   #375
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GREAT pics of Toronto, never been, but now I'll go, great skyline.............
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Old January 3rd, 2009, 02:02 AM   #376
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Unfortunately the other two towers have been delayed. I see this as a good opportunity for Brookfield to redesign the rest of the development, perhaps one supertall instead since Toronto is where Brookfield is based.
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Old January 3rd, 2009, 03:47 AM   #377
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As long as the next 2 towers are an improvement on this tower. It provides needed office space, but little else. Bay-Adelaide is very forgettable. At least it's not tacky. It would be nice to get a super tall, but architecture should always respect it's surroundings. Those planned 2 towers sit right next to the Bay store. It would be difficult to build a super tall building on those lots and still compliment the area.
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Old January 5th, 2009, 06:46 PM   #378
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The skyline is looking better and better.
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Old January 7th, 2009, 03:31 AM   #379
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Hmmmm... I like the multicoloured glass on the building on the right side of the photo. I wonder what it is?
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