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Old April 21st, 2007, 05:15 AM   #121
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wow version one is beautiful in my opinion...i hate this 2006 version, anyone else with me?
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Old April 21st, 2007, 01:49 PM   #122
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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???


i totally agree.......not really....but hey everyone needs some back up....America does make the best "boxes"...Look at the Sears Tower...thats made up of many boxes.
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Old April 21st, 2007, 07:36 PM   #123
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Wow, plain and boxy. The only part of this project that has any character is the old National Building at the base. But at least it's a big box...so that everyone can see how plain it is?
Yes. Too bad it is not shaped like a question mark, with lasers shooting out in every direction, and a glowing neon base.
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Old April 22nd, 2007, 05:04 PM   #124
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50 storeys^pics from sat april 21







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Old April 23rd, 2007, 09:31 AM   #125
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Sydneyaholic:

Alot of the so called 'boxy' office towers in the USA and Canada look good because the famous ones are very well designed. When a tower has few or no embellishments, every element becomes important: scale, proportion, materials, uniformity, and a meticulous attention to detail.

Mies van der Rohe's Toronto-Dominion Centre in Toronto is a great case in point. It is a box to some, but a closer look reveals it's timeless sophistication and beauty. It is sexy, elegant, powerful, sleek, expensive, and pure. It is, in fact, perfect.

This form is easy to get wrong, and difficult to get right. North America was blessed with architects who knew how to build them right. This is not to suggest that we are free of bland boring and ugly variations.

Side note: does anyone know what the plans are for that small concrete park with the waterfall directly east of the old stump? Will it remain? Will it be updated? Will it be removed?

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Old April 24th, 2007, 06:47 AM   #126
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It will be a great addition to an already awesome skyline.
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Old April 30th, 2007, 10:51 PM   #127
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Nice, Nice
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Old May 18th, 2007, 01:43 AM   #128
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I guess this is the official thread.
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Old July 2nd, 2007, 09:23 AM   #129
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The Crane is up

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Old July 3rd, 2007, 06:40 AM   #130
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Good news, guess we'll see the rising tower pretty soon
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Old July 3rd, 2007, 11:19 PM   #131
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Yes, and it will be constructed of steel so it should rise pretty fast once it gets going!
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Old July 7th, 2007, 08:29 PM   #132
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I am so looking forward to this one!!
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Old July 9th, 2007, 09:09 AM   #133
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are the other two towers going to be as tall as the first?
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Old July 9th, 2007, 10:37 PM   #134
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I dont think so, but you never know..
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Old July 10th, 2007, 06:06 PM   #135
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At this rate, Toronto will have the boxiest CBD in the world. Not a bad thing, IMO. It shows architectural maturity.
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Old July 10th, 2007, 06:10 PM   #136
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J'adore cette tour rouge, comment s'appel t'elle ?
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Old July 10th, 2007, 07:59 PM   #137
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Scotia Plaza?

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Yes. Too bad it is not shaped like a question mark, with lasers shooting out in every direction, and a glowing neon base.
I wouldn't doubt the designers of this place coming up with a cheesy lighting setup like you suggested to go along with their blockheaded box design.
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Old July 10th, 2007, 08:27 PM   #138
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J'adore cette tour rouge, comment s'appel t'elle ?
Scotiaplaza 275 meters - built 1987
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Old July 13th, 2007, 04:10 AM   #139
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wow version one is beautiful in my opinion...i hate this 2006 version, anyone else with me?
ya everything sucks in the 2006 except for the glass. I hate the exposed wood in the lobby as well as the cheap pot lighting and cheap flourescent.
Version 3 worked better with the old building despite being a little akward.
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Old July 13th, 2007, 04:54 AM   #140
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I remember that one going up when i was younger!!! good ole days.......
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