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Old April 19th, 2010, 02:29 PM   #501
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Old April 19th, 2010, 03:16 PM   #502
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Old April 20th, 2010, 07:47 AM   #503
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I love it, compliments the fatter bank towers nicely, Like 1 King West. A skinny tree, between fatter trees, like a forest...
I'll disagree. I like consistency. The bulkiness of the other towers just makes this one look unimportant.
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Old April 20th, 2010, 07:18 PM   #504
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April 6, 2010 - Construction moves upward on the Trump International Hotel and Tower in Toronto. Developer Talon International Development Inc. and construction manager Lewis Builds Corp. say the 60-storey project — with 261 hotel rooms and 118 condominium residences — will be completed by 2011.
I can't wait to see it completed in 2011:
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Old April 21st, 2010, 02:24 AM   #505
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I'll disagree. I like consistency. The bulkiness of the other towers just makes this one look unimportant.
I agree with you on that. I would rather have the taller fatter office towers in the center of a downtown and have the slimmer residential towers on the outer edge. The tall slim tower next to a tall fat tower kinda makes the skinnier one less impressive.
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Old April 21st, 2010, 05:50 AM   #506
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I think it's nice to have a mixture, as it leads to more diverse and vibrant visuals.
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Old April 21st, 2010, 06:28 AM   #507
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I think it's nice to have a mixture, as it leads to more diverse and vibrant visuals.
I prefer variety too. Only big fat towers in the CBD and smaller skinny towers beyond the CBD is boring. I love that 1 King West and Trump are where they are. Likewise, AURA and Four Seasons will drastically improve the visual interest around College Park and Yorkville.
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I don't understand how you guys can seriously complain about a 60 story tower going up. Not only that, but it will probably be Toronto's nicest skyscraper.

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Old April 21st, 2010, 06:54 AM   #509
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I don't understand how you guys can seriously complain about a 60 story tower going up. Not only that, but it will probably be Toronto's nicest skyscraper.

Wow.
There's a culture of negotiation and deliberation in Canada. It can get stifling when everything needs to take into consideration so many differing views. Superior designs and products should theoretically be the end result, but once in a while everything comes to a screeching halt due to over regulation and outdated conventions.

There's a general aversion to height, shadow, and unorthodox design in most Canadian cities. It's amazing that some the more progressive designs and taller buildings ever see the light of day.
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Old April 21st, 2010, 12:04 PM   #510
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Good for the tallest in Toronto!

I hope its construction is as fast as the TRump in Chicago.
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Old April 21st, 2010, 12:29 PM   #511
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^yes, any big city should expect a bit of shadow when they start building skyscrapers. City Hall wants to be protected from shadows so they don't allow anything that'll cast a shadow on City Hall =/

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I honestly don't care if City Hall is in shadow. I walk around King and Bay all the time and it doesn't bother me in the slightest that it's usually in shadow. Even when I walk up Yonge Street, I usually change to the side that's in shadow. I prefer it to direct rays.
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There's a culture of negotiation and deliberation in Canada. It can get stifling when everything needs to take into consideration so many differing views. Superior designs and products should theoretically be the end result, but once in a while everything comes to a screeching halt due to over regulation and outdated conventions.

There's a general aversion to height, shadow, and unorthodox design in most Canadian cities. It's amazing that some the more progressive designs and taller buildings ever see the light of day.
Are you suggesting that government micromanagment is a bad thing?
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Old April 24th, 2010, 03:12 AM   #514
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Are you suggesting that government micromanagment is a bad thing?
Nope, I've made no such suggestion. I've merely summarized the process in this country. People can decide for themselves whether it's too regulated, not regulated enough, or not an effective/efficient mechanism.
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I love how the building appears to "morph" into the glass facade. Nice height too.
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I don't understand how you guys can seriously complain about a 60 story tower going up. Not only that, but it will probably be Toronto's nicest skyscraper.

Wow.
Nicest?!? What are you smokin'? The design would of been mediocre 20 years ago back when it was in style and who cares if its curtainwall and granite. The attention to detail is among the worse of the 250 recently built towers. The facade's a disaster!


There's fourteen 500 plus footers and countless others in the 400 foot range. Anyone that thinks that there's an aversion to height among those approving these project is living in a bubble of lofty delusions. Thank the great architect in the sky that Toronto doesn't look up to Dubailand. Most poeple don't desire to bask in shadows either or have culturally significant sites, corridors, and facilities literally overshadowed by some non-descript hive of office drones.
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Old April 24th, 2010, 11:38 AM   #517
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The opposite of an aversion to height isn't Dubai; what a simplistic rationalization process. Countless towers have been scaled down because the powers that be in Toronto thought they were too tall. You have selective memory if you don't remember them. Do you really need Toronto forumers to start listing them all?

If something is deemed too tall, that is an aversion to height. It doesn't matter what reasons lie beyond it.

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Not only that, but it will probably be Toronto's nicest skyscraper.

Wow.
Don't worry, you haven't been smoking anything. He's usually pretty condescending. I love this tower. One of the best ones to go up in a long time in this city.
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Old April 24th, 2010, 02:48 PM   #518
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Nicest?!? What are you smokin'? The design would of been mediocre 20 years ago back when it was in style and who cares if its curtainwall and granite. The attention to detail is among the worse of the 250 recently built towers. The facade's a disaster!
Umm...I think it's a little early for such blanket condemnation. The thing is still only about 1/3 complete with lots of details and elements yet to be installed. And it's filthy. Chill.
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Nope, I've made no such suggestion. I've merely summarized the process in this country. People can decide for themselves whether it's too regulated, not regulated enough, or not an effective/efficient mechanism.
wow, way to backpeddle out of what you said earlier. It's pretty clear you were saying that government micromanagement is a bad thing and I couldn't agree more so why did you wuss out when I questioned you? Also, how was my comment "pretty condescending"? I don't think you understood what I said. I just couldn't believe that people were (and are) complaining about this building because it looks to me to be the best thing Toronto's skyline has seen in a long time, so what's condescending about that? I think if the Chrysler Building were proposed today some people would complain about it too.

Valantino, i'm not smoking anything nor have I for a long time. So you really think that the other towers downtown are nicer than this thing? If that's what you think I'm pretty sure you're the one smoking something because I can't think of another tower in Toronto that even comes close to Trump for design and aesthetics.
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