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One king west 31 43.66%
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Tie 6 8.45%
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Old June 16th, 2006, 11:35 PM   #1
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Gas Company Tower vs One King West

Hopefully this one won't be as one sided as the other.



Gas Company Tower, Los Angeles, USA

228m
52 floors
Finished: 1991







One King West, Toronto, Canada

176.2 m
51 Floors
Finished: 2005



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Old June 17th, 2006, 12:43 AM   #2
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One King West looks nicer...
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Old June 17th, 2006, 12:48 AM   #3
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one king looks cool but there are not enought angles to judge proper... gas co gets my vote!!!
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Old June 17th, 2006, 12:54 AM   #4
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BTW Marcanadian the third pic of One King West is actually useless...
you might want to change it
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Old June 17th, 2006, 05:25 PM   #5
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Well I wanted a head on pic to show the glass down the side. The other side doesn't have glass going down. Ill leave it up until I can find a better pic.
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Old June 23rd, 2006, 06:29 AM   #6
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The gas company is awsome it gives me an excited feeling when i see it
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Old June 24th, 2006, 05:36 AM   #7
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1 king west.. the thinness makes it seem so much taller then it actually is.
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Old June 24th, 2006, 09:07 PM   #8
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Gas Co. Tower.
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Old June 24th, 2006, 09:08 PM   #9
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One king west is nicer looking. Isn't the MuchMusic Penthouse there?
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Old June 24th, 2006, 09:40 PM   #10
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The VJ search contestants lived there.
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Old June 24th, 2006, 09:43 PM   #11
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I say the Gas Co Tower because it has a bit more colour to it.
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Old June 24th, 2006, 09:52 PM   #12
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Here's a much better pic of 1KW. (Emporis)

[IMG]http://************/15heky0.jpg[/IMG]

And some info.

- Parking levels, an atrium, a specialty theatre and an additional storey containing luxury townhouses were added to the bank building.
- The tower's height-to-width ratio is approximately 11:1, which is much greater than the more usual 4 or 6:1 value. The tower has a gross construction area of 47,800 m with 574 units and parking for 101 vehicles.
- The primary challenge on this project was to develop a structural system that would support the tower and minimize the sway at the top within a narrow 15 m width, but would not interfere with the historically protected architectural elements in the bank building.
- An atrium with hanging rainforest-style foliage will take up the first 6 floors in the center of the building.
- The original One King Street West has been converted into 200 apartments, featuring a 6-storey atrium enclosing 42 private suites.
- This unique building features a very slender condominium-hotel linked to the existing turn-of-the-century 12 storey Toronto Dominion Bank building.
- The tower incorporated the circa-1913 Dominion Bank Building.
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Old June 26th, 2006, 09:16 AM   #13
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I'm biased towards Gas Company Tower since I've seen it in person.
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Old June 26th, 2006, 02:16 PM   #14
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1 King West... just because it's taller than Gas Company Tower; actually both the towers are not so beautiful
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Old June 27th, 2006, 06:19 AM   #15
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One King West....
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Old June 27th, 2006, 06:37 AM   #16
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Gas tower looks bolder
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Old June 27th, 2006, 07:41 AM   #17
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One King West is smoother, and looks nicer.
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Old June 27th, 2006, 08:09 AM   #18
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One King West... a much much more interesting project, better looking, more creative design process, etc.

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Old June 27th, 2006, 08:10 AM   #19
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Old June 28th, 2006, 10:07 PM   #20
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Gas Company Tower. I've seen it featured in lots of movies too - Virtuosity, Speed, The Island, Volcano. . .
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