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Old August 10th, 2007, 09:31 PM   #121
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i agree, depending on how tall the three towers will be...
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Old August 10th, 2007, 09:34 PM   #122
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60 floors at 223 approved = 3.71m / floor so 80 floors = 297 m. Would certainly be the tallest residential building while still being 1 m short of the tallest building. Then again ... add the mechanical/roof element ... Supertall ?


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Old August 10th, 2007, 09:38 PM   #123
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oooh 297 m- lets hope.
so is the area where this is going to be sort of like a Times square ?
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Old August 10th, 2007, 09:50 PM   #124
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oooh 297 m- lets hope.
so is the area where this is going to be sort of like a Times square ?
Well..not really but kinda..lol if that makes sense...Times Square for Toronto is Y&D Square basically..especially when Metropolis is completed..but I can see Y&B becoming that way too!

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Old August 11th, 2007, 01:06 AM   #125
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297 m at Y&B may be the icing on the cake with all these new projects to justify the majority of postcards and pictures of Toronto switching from the lake view to the Manhattanish view of the city Who knows, maybe someday this area will be more dense than the financial district...
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Old August 11th, 2007, 01:54 AM   #126
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297 m at Y&B may be the icing on the cake with all these new projects to justify the majority of postcards and pictures of Toronto switching from the lake view to the Manhattanish view of the city Who knows, maybe someday this area will be more dense than the financial district...
I really won't be surprised if that happens Y&B is some serious real estate.
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Old August 11th, 2007, 02:14 AM   #127
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I remember 10 years ago ( not even ) when the streets after 5 were dead and there was no life in Toronto..
Say whaaaa??? That is sooo not true!
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Old August 11th, 2007, 05:51 AM   #128
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actually, I somewhat agree with him. There were times in the mid to late nineties where it seemed Toronto was never going to fully recover from the devastating crash and recession around 1991
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Old August 11th, 2007, 06:35 AM   #129
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actually, I somewhat agree with him. There were times in the mid to late nineties where it seemed Toronto was never going to fully recover from the devastating crash and recession around 1991

BUT EMPTY STREETS LMAO!! No way dude.. I remember when times were hard finding a job but empty streets?? I do not remember.
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Old August 11th, 2007, 07:21 AM   #130
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I'll be attacked but... let's move the Landmark project to the Portlands... in the emerging great/wacky/don't care what you think architectural lab.
You certainly won't get attacked by me ... I think the form perfectly fits the area given the cattails that will be spouting up around the new Don mouth.
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Old August 11th, 2007, 01:59 PM   #131
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...maybe the wavy fingers art installation planned near the airport would be an appropriate icon near the mouth of the Don.
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Old August 12th, 2007, 05:45 PM   #132
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Great location overdue for a tall tower.
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Old August 13th, 2007, 12:39 AM   #133
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Is the height a typo? How can, a 80f tower with a roof feature and commercial/retail space at the bottom, be just 223 meters tall?


... or am I thinking differently.
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Old August 13th, 2007, 12:47 AM   #134
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Is the height a typo? How can, a 80f tower with a roof feature and commercial/retail space at the bottom, be just 223 meters tall?


... or am I thinking differently.
Ur thinking dubai terms.

This is Toronto
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But I see in the render a roof feature that seams to take some 15 meters out of the total height, or is the quoted height up to the roof of the highest habitable floor?
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Old August 13th, 2007, 01:00 AM   #136
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But I see in the render a roof feature that seams to take some 15 meters out of the total height, or is the quoted height up to the roof of the highest habitable floor?
hmm no i think its included with that roof feature.. I know it doesn't make sense but for some reason the 300m buildings in Toronto are SUPER TALL, like Bank of mtl building is 298 meters. So whenever I try to grasp the fact that there are tons of 300m+ buildings going up in dubai i just can't fathom how tall they'd actually look.
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Old August 13th, 2007, 01:12 AM   #137
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My concearn is with floor to ceiling height of 2.5 - 2.6 meters (depending how big the roof feature is) and you have to remove some 0.2 ocupied by the floor slab and a 2.3 meters tall living space seams un-imaginable for me, and I am not talking in Dubai terms here at all.
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Old August 13th, 2007, 02:10 AM   #138
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Alot of people in Toronto are also baffled at how short this 80 floor building is going to be. You are bang on. An 80 floor building is usually closer to 300 metres or more. There have been lengthy discussions in the Toronto thread regarding this very issue.

The tower is supposed to house fairly high end condos. Condo owners are going to want high ceilings, not lower ceilings. Crunching the numbers implies a ceiling height that just doesn't make sense. Either this tower has closer to 60 floors or the height of the 223 metre height that was announced is wrong. These numbers were what the developer stated though. It's a little bizarre.
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Old August 13th, 2007, 02:16 AM   #139
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I reckon that'll be a waste of some valuable land if it ends up only being 223 m and especially considering it'll take 4 freaken years to build I mean seriously, what more valuable land is there on Bloor? You're steps from transit to the financial district, Eglington, ect.
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Agreed. This intersection should be anchored by a supertall. I'd love to see Bloor and Yonge rival the cluster around King and Bay one day. Over time, having the 2 clusters merge together would be dramatic. In some sense, that has already happened along Bay Street, but with midrise condo towers mostly under 500 ft.

Softee and UofT: I agree with ale26 also. Toronto did seem quite dead 10 years ago, and once in awhile still does. It all depends on what you are used to. To a Torontonian, Winnipeg seems dead. To a Londoner, Toronto can seem dead at times. My mother stood at Bloor and Yonge on a nice summer afternoon and couldn't get over how deserted it was. I told her, that it wasn't considered dead by Toronto standards. Having lived in London myself, I understood how valid her observation was.
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