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Old March 25th, 2007, 12:07 AM   #21
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Here's a quickie look at how 1 Bloor East and RoCP 3 (Aura) might look, plopped into a n/s future render I did a long time ago.

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Old March 25th, 2007, 01:08 AM   #22
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Very nice design. Like it! Fits very well in this skyline.
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Old March 25th, 2007, 01:12 AM   #23
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Beautiful tower, good for Toronto
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Old March 25th, 2007, 01:18 AM   #24
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Really like this desing.
What a relieve, It is much better than the previous one.
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Old March 25th, 2007, 02:13 AM   #25
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The billboards are kind of meh, but the building is very sleek.
Yeah I have to say the billboards tend to lower the tone but the building is ace.
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Old March 25th, 2007, 08:39 AM   #26
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I think the billboards make perfect sense. This is not a typical residential neighbourhood... it is an incredibly busy midtown intersection. The corner calls out for a bit of flash and pizazz. Subdued sophistication is a block to the west in the form of Yorkville.
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Old March 25th, 2007, 09:00 AM   #27
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I think the billboards make perfect sense. This is not a typical residential neighbourhood... it is an incredibly busy midtown intersection.
Sorry, but I don't like the billboards either.
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The corner calls out for a bit of flash and pizazz.
To me this isn't as much flash and pizazz as it is crass and pizazz. Definitely more appropriate for Y&D as some have said. (Not necessarily the whole building, just the style of the podium).
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Subdued sophistication is a block to the west in the form of Yorkville.
I don't see why pizazz and sophistication have to be mutually exclusive. The way it is now, it actually clashes with the style of Yorkville. I'd prefer something that blends the upscale sophistication of Yorkville with the flash of Y&D. The way it is, the podium could use more charm, more intelligence, and more originality.

If it were built exactly as proposed, it would still be good, but it wouldn't be great.
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Old March 25th, 2007, 09:07 AM   #28
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^ When you come to visit, (and I hope it is soon), I will take you to this intersection... I would be willing to bet it makes more sense once you stand at one of those corners.... There are lots of similarities between this intersection and Yonge Dundas. So get on that train and head on out here!!!!! I live about two blocks from this corner and I think it desperately needs a bit of pizazz..... I just think sometimes we can be a bit too "restrained" and sometimes it is good to be a teensy bit garish.
I'm hoping those are not billboards, but video screens.
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Old March 25th, 2007, 11:59 AM   #29
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Is this not a super tall?
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Old March 25th, 2007, 04:08 PM   #30
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^We don't know the height yet... that information has not been released. The proposal is only a few days old. This thread can be moved to Supertalls if it turns out that it is.
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Old March 25th, 2007, 08:14 PM   #31
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^ When you come to visit, (and I hope it is soon), I will take you to this intersection... I would be willing to bet it makes more sense once you stand at one of those corners.... There are lots of similarities between this intersection and Yonge Dundas. So get on that train and head on out here!!!!! I live about two blocks from this corner and I think it desperately needs a bit of pizazz..... I just think sometimes we can be a bit too "restrained" and sometimes it is good to be a teensy bit garish.
I'm hoping those are not billboards, but video screens.
I think it will be video screens.
I attended one of their neighbourhood meetings and there will be 4 screens cinema inside, replacing the Uptown cinema used to be across Yonge St. That was the plan, anyway.
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Old March 26th, 2007, 12:51 AM   #32
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Yeah, I think this should be in the Supertall category. Aren't we pretty sure it is, at 80 floors?
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Old March 26th, 2007, 03:31 AM   #33
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Looks set to be a stunner, I'd be surprised if it wasn't a supertall especially @ 80 storeys and being mixed-use. What sort of height are people expecting? 320m?
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Old March 26th, 2007, 04:11 AM   #34
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only the podium is commercial/office use... the tower itself is residential. 260m - 290m is my guess.
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Old March 26th, 2007, 04:23 AM   #35
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One unfortunate note: The corner of Yonge and Hayden, currently occupied by the Shoe Company and beer store, may not be part of the development as it is owned by Scotia Bank. The developer has been trying to buy it from the bank and let us hope it can be done, otherwise it won't be a complete rectangular site.
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Old March 26th, 2007, 07:30 AM   #36
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and that is bad because....
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Old March 26th, 2007, 07:31 AM   #37
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One unfortunate note: The corner of Yonge and Hayden, currently occupied by the Shoe Company and beer store, may not be part of the development as it is owned by Scotia Bank. The developer has been trying to buy it from the bank and let us hope it can be done, otherwise it won't be a complete rectangular site.
Hasn't that beer store been gone for ages?
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Old March 26th, 2007, 07:50 AM   #38
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That whole area is going to be one huge construction site the next 5 years or so, it's going to be amazing transformation. A midtown we can really call midtown. We're going to look like Chicago now with book ends!
I agree, CC. I'm in love! This tower rocks! This is exactly the type of skyscraper Toronto and Bloor needs.......It's beautiful! Slick! Modern! Curvy! This is a perfect signature piece for Bloor. I would love for this building to be constructed and resemble this exact rendering. It's perfect!
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Old March 26th, 2007, 07:57 AM   #39
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I think the billboards make perfect sense. This is not a typical residential neighbourhood... it is an incredibly busy midtown intersection. The corner calls out for a bit of flash and pizazz. Subdued sophistication is a block to the west in the form of Yorkville.
I completely agree. I enjoy the ads. A lot. They add to the excitement and thrill of a big city, such as Toronto - and to the Bloor area. They're fun and look great - especially on this building! Anything else on that podium would be dull and mediocre. This is a prime location for ads (which I, too, hope are actually video screens) - styled in the way shown in the rendering. The use of glass is also impressive! I love the quality as well. You guys, I'm really excited about this skyscraper! The curves of this baby….and height….they’re killer (and I hope that it doesn't get lowered.)

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Old March 26th, 2007, 08:42 AM   #40
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I wouldn't like these ads in the Annex, or Greektown, or Yorkville, or any number of locations, but on Yonge St at Bloor? You bet your boots. Bring 'em on.
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