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Old November 16th, 2008, 03:42 PM   #181
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people do get hung up with their definitions. First Canadian Place was constructed back in the 70's, and people refuse to recognize it as a "Supertall" because it is 2 metres short of the magical 300 m definition!
(and that is not including the antenna which is often counted in other places)
They should just build an atrium on the roof of FCP. That would surely put it passed that arbitrary 300 metre mark. I've also wondered whether we might start to see some of our CBD towers under go additional floor construction due to the lack of vacant lots. Mount Sinai on University Avenue is adding about 6 floors, while an already tall tower in Chicago near Millennium Park is adding about 20 floors.

Depending on the weight added, structural reinforcements may not be necessary. If FCP added just 2-5 floors, it might not need any. 10-20 new floors probably would. I wonder which towers would lend themselves to this type of an upgrade? Personally, I'd like to see both the east and west Sun Life towers double in height. The Markel building a block south is another candidate. In 20 years, they might be better off knocking that entire block down and building something 4 times taller.
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Old November 22nd, 2008, 06:21 AM   #182
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Old November 22nd, 2008, 06:28 AM   #183
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You moved recently, didn't you? Welcome to Toronto.
1.5 years ago...but thanks anyway , i hope that i get to post more pics of TO here, I've got lots of pics...but didn't upload all of them , but when I upload them I'll post them here.
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Old November 24th, 2008, 03:28 PM   #184
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I look forward to your pics.
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Old November 24th, 2008, 05:08 PM   #185
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What a nice addtion to the skyline.
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Old November 27th, 2008, 04:29 AM   #186
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Old November 27th, 2008, 04:50 AM   #187
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The location is perfect for this tower - between the skyscrapers and the CN tower, filling in the gap in between. i wish i was atleast 250m tall..
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Old November 27th, 2008, 05:11 AM   #188
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Well, Ritz next door will be about 30 metres taller than this one.
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Old November 27th, 2008, 07:34 AM   #189
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wow those pictures really show the density of the city! I love how the glass canopy (or whatever it's called) of the AGO can be seen in that last pic - looks great
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Old November 29th, 2008, 07:22 AM   #190
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Old December 11th, 2008, 04:29 AM   #193
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November 2008 Construction continues on schedule. Curtain wall installation in the tower will be completed. The glass enclosure for the Lantern at the top of the building will be started. Elevator installation continues in the high rise, mid rise and service elevator banks. Mechanical and electrical trades continue with their rough ins throughout the tower floors including lighting, fire alarm and sprinkler systems. Installation of access flooring in the typical office floor areas proceed up the building on levels 13, 14 and 15. Installation of access flooring in the podium will be completed to level 8. Finishes in the podium floor washrooms will be completed. Ground floor glazing will be complete as will the curtain wall for the feature stair. The ground floor lobby stone flooring will commence. The Ritz-Carlton will pour the 19th, 20th, and 21st floor slab and begin forming and pouring the 22nd loor slab.




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Old December 31st, 2008, 11:00 AM   #195
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Old January 6th, 2009, 06:58 AM   #196
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Now THAT is a base done right.
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Old January 6th, 2009, 01:45 PM   #198
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Yes, I'm a big fan as well. We're starting to see substantially larger podiums in a few of our new tower developments, Maple Leaf Square being another good large base. Over sized bases engage the street far better than short stubby ones. The stretch of Bay Street between Bloor and Queen is littered with examples of the latter. All of those condos would have been far more successful if they had incorporated a base like the one here on RBC.
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Old January 6th, 2009, 10:53 PM   #199
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Nice!

Did they by any chance design the building so that it could benefit more from the sun's light & heat?
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Old January 23rd, 2009, 10:53 AM   #200
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Possibly, but I don't know those building specifics. There will be a LED feature though.

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