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Old April 7th, 2007, 11:28 AM   #81
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223m or 732 ft
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Old April 8th, 2007, 06:09 AM   #82
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I hope they redesign the tower. It looks too much like a taller version of some ugly apartment building found in one of the suburbs.
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Old April 8th, 2007, 06:32 AM   #83
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welll...seeing how the easter break brings me a lot of free time...I did a few calculations. I picked 10 res buildings above 100 metres in height from Toronto..and divided by the number of floors...found the average between the 10, then I multiplied by the number of stories in 1BE. My number that I got was around 254 metres (mind you this is to the top floor, soo it excludes any thing above the last floor)
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Old April 8th, 2007, 05:39 PM   #84
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I hope they redesign the tower. It looks too much like a taller version of some ugly apartment building found in one of the suburbs.
I agree with you.
It looks like those apartment buildings done in the 70's, wrapped with balconies except this time the balconies will be in glass and all the junk residents stored on the balconies will be viewed by everyone on Yonge and Bloor. Yuck.
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Old April 8th, 2007, 09:47 PM   #85
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why is everyone complaining, a year ago, everyone would have been extatic to hear about this new tower, but since its accompanied by 200 others, it makes it less impressive? every tower has its downfall, you have to look beyond them and see the qualities, its tall, its in an area that desperately needs it, and it ll add a new area of interest north, who cares about waht could have been, and what was, think about what is. This is, pure and simple, anew 200m+tower for toronto, stop being so picky
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Old April 8th, 2007, 11:29 PM   #86
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Its got a crown and its curvy. To me it doesnt look much like a tower from the burbs, maybe just the section right above the podium, which is also very well done. All thoes balconies will really make this building look huge. I love it
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Old April 9th, 2007, 03:15 AM   #87
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welll...seeing how the easter break brings me a lot of free time...I did a few calculations. I picked 10 res buildings above 100 metres in height from Toronto..and divided by the number of floors...found the average between the 10, then I multiplied by the number of stories in 1BE. My number that I got was around 254 metres (mind you this is to the top floor, soo it excludes any thing above the last floor)
Thanks for the investigation. This is just one more thing that convinces me that the reported height is wrong. We'll know soon, I think.
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Old April 9th, 2007, 03:17 AM   #88
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why is everyone complaining, a year ago, everyone would have been extatic to hear about this new tower, but since its accompanied by 200 others, it makes it less impressive?
You're right on the money. Torontonians are getting so many new developments we can't get excited over a really promising proposal. I think we're spoiled.
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Old April 9th, 2007, 04:45 AM   #89
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I agree with the others that said the first design was better. Hopefully, the rendering of the new design isn't doing it justice, and a newer render or the actual building will look better.
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Old April 9th, 2007, 03:25 PM   #90
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why is everyone complaining, a year ago, everyone would have been extatic to hear about this new tower, but since its accompanied by 200 others, it makes it less impressive? every tower has its downfall, you have to look beyond them and see the qualities, its tall, its in an area that desperately needs it, and it ll add a new area of interest north, who cares about waht could have been, and what was, think about what is. This is, pure and simple, anew 200m+tower for toronto, stop being so picky


Because people are getting spoiled and shell shocked with the building boom, and deep down quite a few people just enjoy complaining!
I'd love for Leaf345/Northern Lotus to show me which suburban apartment buildings this reminds them so much of.
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Old April 9th, 2007, 05:11 PM   #91
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i think we wont be happy till we get a supertall.
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Old April 10th, 2007, 12:58 AM   #92
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The tower part isn't so bad. But the base, wow, I liked the first one better. Gone are the large wrap-around screens that was a hit with so many.

Hey, it could've been a lot worse.
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Old April 24th, 2007, 08:19 AM   #93
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Beautiful. How can an 80 floor be 223 metres. A waste of space for the country's most significant intersection. 320 would be suitable. What a joke.
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Old April 24th, 2007, 08:56 AM   #94
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Looking good TO. A city Godzilla himself would be proud to trash.
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Old April 24th, 2007, 11:51 PM   #95
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The design is great. Looks to be quite tall as well. Excellent tower for Toronto.
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Old April 30th, 2007, 10:35 PM   #96
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Looks damn hot!
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Old July 15th, 2007, 02:19 AM   #97
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Omg, its going to take around four years to complete unfortunately and it's only 223 metres. I personally think that intersection needs a supertall more than the financial district.
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Old July 15th, 2007, 06:47 AM   #98
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Pretty cool stuff
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Old July 15th, 2007, 08:29 PM   #99
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I personally think that intersection needs a supertall more than the financial district.
no.... This intersection needs some buildings, I'll grant you that, but even 1 Bloor East is far too tall. look at Yonge street in this part of Toronto, its covered in 2-3 story buildings, and then all of a sudden a 223 Meter tower pops up? its too big! and doesn't fit in with any of the surrounding buildings. Plus if it does go up, that intersection will be eternally dark, covered in shadows, which makes it a very unappealing place to be.

The reason the financial district can handle so many high-rise buildings is because no one spends any time (other than work hours) in that neighborhood! when people are spending leisure time in a neighborhood they enjoy street life, and HUMAN-SCALE projects, which is why walking along Bloor in the annex is always crowded, same with Queen street west, and even Yorkville. because people feel more comfortable around smaller buildings.

1 Bloor east should not go on.

and thats my 2 cents..
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Old July 15th, 2007, 09:47 PM   #100
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Well, the wind already makes it a very unappealing place to be. lol.
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