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Old January 25th, 2013, 07:35 PM   #861
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One Yonge Street 5 tower mega proposal: 98 floors, 92 floors, 70 floors, 70 floors, and a shorter tower.



Too close to the water...it will really ruin the scale of the CBD towers from the lake.
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Old January 25th, 2013, 10:01 PM   #862
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Too close to the water...it will really ruin the scale of the CBD towers from the lake.
First Canadian Place (tall white office tower with black corners in the back ground) is a full kilometre from the lake so its only a matter of time before the whole CBD is blocked by what's south of it. The Royal York Hotel is already largely blocked and the rest will follow. All one can hope for is that these newer buildings are as nice or better than what they block.

This rendering of another multi tower proposal puts things into perspective. This is the three tower 90 Harbour proposal. The five tower 1 Yonge proposal would sit a two blocks to the east (to the right) of this. As you can see, the CBD is quite far north of the lake.

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Old January 25th, 2013, 10:10 PM   #863
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Great! I've never seen an architectural complex in Toronto like this...
I'm eagerly awaiting more detailed renderings. They look promising so far.
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Old January 25th, 2013, 10:12 PM   #864
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One Yonge Street 5 tower mega proposal: 98 floors, 92 floors, 70 floors, 70 floors, and a shorter tower.



Hope it gets built!
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Old January 26th, 2013, 06:14 AM   #865
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Mexico City certainly is the dark horse.
Excuse me sir, I would like to know what do you mean with DARK HORSE, please?
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he means it is the underdog, the one that might come out on top when nobody is expecting it to. it is meant as a compliment, as he (she?) sees the potential of mexico city to emerge as a north american highrise mecca.
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Old January 26th, 2013, 10:00 PM   #867
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First Canadian Place (tall white office tower with black corners in the back ground) is a full kilometre from the lake so its only a matter of time before the whole CBD is blocked by what's south of it. The Royal York Hotel is already largely blocked and the rest will follow. All one can hope for is that these newer buildings are as nice or better than what they block.

This rendering of another multi tower proposal puts things into perspective. This is the three tower 90 Harbour proposal. The five tower 1 Yonge proposal would sit a two blocks to the east (to the right) of this. As you can see, the CBD is quite far north of the lake.

Yes it is a matter of time when it gets blocked but it will be unfortunate if all those towers in front of the CBD will be 90% condo towers. There will be even fewer office towers that will be viewed looking north from the lake and that really doesn't give much variety for Toronto's future skyline from that vantage point. Hopefully they put a bit more commercial mixed with residential in the future and consider more architectural pizzaz for the Harbourfront area, it's already sad that the iconic Fairmont Royal York is slowly disappearing from view from the islands.
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Old January 26th, 2013, 10:07 PM   #868
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Agree. Not only would more office buildings be preferable, but the proliferation of glass is really taking the quality of the skyline down a few notches. Some areas of the city are beginning to look sterile and cold. All glass towers can look very temporary and don't give a city a sense of place the way a building with heavier materials can.
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Old January 27th, 2013, 03:44 AM   #869
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he means it is the underdog, the one that might come out on top when nobody is expecting it to. it is meant as a compliment, as he (she?) sees the potential of mexico city to emerge as a north american highrise mecca.
Thanks!

Great city you have, btw
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Located on Lake Ontario in downtown Toronto, the 5.5 hectare (13.5 acres) 3C site is positioned between Cherry Street and Lakeshore Blvd East, just south of the Gardiner Expressway. A large-scale mixed-use urban development with 223 thousand square metres (2.4 million square feet) of residential, commercial, office, retail, and parking space, the 3C development is committed to creating a generous public realm. The constraints imposed on the project’s four sides, such as the Keating Channel to the south, Parliament Slip to the west, the railway corridor to the north, and the Gardiner Expressway and Lakeshore Boulevard to the north and east, create opportunities for important urban links that also serve as signature public spaces. One important urban threshold is the Red Brick Promenade, a large concourse and passageway that leads north-south from the popular Distillery District through a sequence of public spaces along the Trinity Street axis, ultimately culminating at what will become the third urban beach on the Toronto waterfront - Whisky Beach. Positioned to optimize the last long view across the harbour before narrowing at the Keating Channel, Whisky Beach occupies the triangular space resulting from the gradual parting of the Water’s Edge Promenade from the dock wall along the lake. Between Whisky Beach and the Distillery is Trinity Plaza, a large civic space accented by the giant interactive amber-coloured Whisky Fountain. Dousing beach-goers as they cool down, the fountain will also create a strong signature against the horizon of Lake Ontario.

With a total area of 3.1 hectares (7.5 acres), the proposed public realm reinforces the singular urban design vision established for the entire breadth of the downtown Toronto waterfront, while marking an important gateway to what will become the revitalized Port Lands. In parallel to the historical scale and character of the Distillery District, pedestrian circulation throughout the urban fabric of the 3C Waterfront site is proposed through a series of fine-grained mews that connect with shops, cafés, and mixed-use building entrances. Queens Quay Boulevard and its dedicated streetcar lines, bicycle paths, and high-quality streetscape passes east-west, separating the property into two halves. A civic square proposes to unify both sides to become a distinguished address for shops and cultural facilities.
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Old April 19th, 2013, 06:40 AM   #878
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70-72 Carlton Street is AWESOME! Love waves in it!
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Would have loved to see some supertall skyscraper Projects going up also. Would have been Amazing and truly great for Toronto
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