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Old November 13th, 2006, 05:41 AM   #81
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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.
I agree but only when you're talking about North American cities. I think the traditional "box" design doesn't quite fit in Europe or in Asia- at least not right now.
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Old November 13th, 2006, 05:52 AM   #82
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I agree but only when you're talking about North American cities. I think the traditional "box" design doesn't quite fit in Europe or in Asia- at least not right now.
Good point. The archetecture that makes sense in one city or country may look strange in another.
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Old December 12th, 2006, 11:45 PM   #83
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hows it going?
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Old December 13th, 2006, 12:01 AM   #84
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Well...the stump is gone!
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Old December 13th, 2006, 12:21 AM   #85
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Hmmm, anyone save a piece?
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Old December 13th, 2006, 12:23 AM   #86
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The most hated thing in Toronto (besides Mel Lastman) and everyone wants a piece of it!
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Old December 13th, 2006, 02:08 AM   #87
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An icon... gone. But a better icon will replace it
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Old December 13th, 2006, 09:40 AM   #88
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Hmmm, anyone save a piece?
This isn't the Berlin wall, lol.
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Old December 17th, 2006, 03:27 PM   #89
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But it is the T.O. block!!

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Old December 17th, 2006, 07:25 PM   #90
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Toronto is so exciting right now! That's a nice shot, too
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Old December 17th, 2006, 09:05 PM   #91
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I know eh! I walked by it on Friday.. My God, I thought I'd never see work happening at the Stump site.
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Old December 18th, 2006, 03:37 AM   #92
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BA and Trump are going to make that area a heck of a lot better.
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Old December 18th, 2006, 05:55 AM   #93
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^ agreed n more denser, which it already is dense as hell.
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Old December 18th, 2006, 06:53 AM   #94
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I can't wait to see what the next two BA towers look like.
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Old December 18th, 2006, 06:56 AM   #95
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The same.. lol

A rendering of the entire complex:

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Old December 18th, 2006, 07:02 AM   #96
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Woah... Awsome rendering.
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Old December 18th, 2006, 07:30 AM   #97
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Ooooh! Looks great. Are the two towers in the background part of the complex?
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Old December 18th, 2006, 07:31 AM   #98
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Yep... triplets of blue glass... it will be a sort of beacon downtown I suppose.
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Old December 18th, 2006, 07:34 AM   #99
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Wow! Goodie
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Old December 18th, 2006, 07:57 AM   #100
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I have just come up with a possible reason for why so called "boxes" look good in USA/CANADA and more interestingly shaped buildings look good in ASIA/EUROPE.

Well.............

the common skyscraper in North America is an elongated box - just like the blocks of land.!!!! (Please someone find amusing).

AND

The funnily shaped towers in ASIA/EUROPE are a result of the funnily shaped blocks of land.

Mind you, my genious insight is COMPLETELY hypothetical


and maybe not even true, but still - it is interesting......right???
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