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Old August 4th, 2006, 05:52 AM   #61
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Old August 4th, 2006, 04:54 PM   #62
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Old October 17th, 2006, 02:39 AM   #63
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Old October 17th, 2006, 05:20 AM   #64
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look at the density!!! unbelievable
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Old October 17th, 2006, 08:37 AM   #65
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Does it not disappoint anyone else that Toronto is getting ANOTHER boxy building. As if Toronto doesn't have enough. Where is the new type of architecture?
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Old October 18th, 2006, 12:26 AM   #66
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Does it not disappoint anyone else that Toronto is getting ANOTHER boxy building. As if Toronto doesn't have enough. Where is the new type of architecture?
No..not really...

First off it will be the sexiest box in Toronto, there is no doubte about that, plus it WILL improve the look of Toronto skyline from the side, being a box although not a wonderful thing, is certianly not a bad thing, it will just fit in with every other tower in the core.

And what do you mean "new" type of architecture...you mean like Hummingbird Tower and The Ritz and Trump and and ROCP3 and RBC Centre, Shangri-la and Signature Tower.....of which all are post modern design and will look nothing like Toronto's current boxes when they are built.
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Old October 18th, 2006, 12:35 AM   #67
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Does it not disappoint anyone else that Toronto is getting ANOTHER boxy building. As if Toronto doesn't have enough. Where is the new type of architecture?
That's Toronto for you! New type? Hmm, look at Shangri-La, that's a beautiful tower!
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Old October 18th, 2006, 12:44 AM   #68
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Old October 18th, 2006, 09:06 PM   #69
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unconventional designs call for extra money, and we don't have it. i'd rather we build good looking classic skyscrapers
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Old October 19th, 2006, 07:19 PM   #70
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that peice of land had to be filled in sooner or later, it was too valuable to leave as a stump forever, so i'd rather have an average looking building there another decade or two for something more fancy to be thrown in there
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Old October 25th, 2006, 07:42 AM   #71
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I actually like the new design, the glass is nice and i would really prefer a box than some turning torso-like design. It would fit in best and make a nice shiny square on the skyline!
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Old October 25th, 2006, 05:32 PM   #72
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I am not at all against a box- but I can understand that people are tired of seeing so many of them constructed- whether office or condominium, boxes abound in this lovely city of ours.

However, I am pretty confident that this building will turn out fine- conservative, but good. I disagree that there isn't money for it, rather companies, would rather not spend the money. I understand, but let's not dispute the fact that most companies today would rather save money than spend it..unless they are taking over another company..

An elliptical tower would be nice- maybe I will have to plan one- i think it would have to have a min. height of 70 stories though..

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Old October 27th, 2006, 06:08 AM   #73
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Classical box towers can be very nice.

Modern blue or green glass boxes? Not so much. Following the new pattern, this building looks chintzy and uber-bland, but we'll have to wait and see.
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Old November 12th, 2006, 06:14 PM   #74
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Here are some pictures I took of the stump yesterday on an overcast day.





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Old November 12th, 2006, 06:38 PM   #75
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Old November 12th, 2006, 07:03 PM   #76
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SO LONG STUMPY!!

I can't wait to see this tower go up, if all goes acording to plan, this little corner will look quite spectacular, the Trump, Scotia, bay-adelaide

I think the design of the tower.. FITS toronto, I would rather see this glass box, than just another modernist attempt, that will look dated within 4 years.
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Old November 12th, 2006, 08:47 PM   #77
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I'm anxious to see what the next two towers in this development will be like. Brookfield says it will likely be two mixed use towers, but I think they are flexible in their options.
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Old November 13th, 2006, 12:38 AM   #78
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With due respect to HK , a far bigger town than T-Dot, and NYC which invented density, when Trump, and 3 Bay Adelaides are built.... is there a denser, taller "few blocks" on the planet?

That guy on TV... the "Numbers" show, could create an algorithm. Or KGB could just chime in with the proof.
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Old November 13th, 2006, 02:28 AM   #79
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For some reason, this box just doesn't excite me as much as the new NY Times Building in NYC.
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Old November 13th, 2006, 05:32 AM   #80
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I like it. I might be blasted for this, but I prefer boxes. I look at some cities and their funny looking highrises and I just can't take them seriously. Would Toronto's iconic financial district command as much respect if the buildings were all artsy and po-mo? I realise you can have a dignified building that isn't a box, Toronto has many examples of this. But I just don't see how you can go wrong with a nice simple box.
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