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Old December 19th, 2011, 06:41 AM   #881
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In no way do I see them completing this in a month and a half. Unless they get cracking on the base and pinnacle, she's going to be opening late.
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Old December 19th, 2011, 06:43 AM   #882
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Second tallest what?

This building looks absolutely puny compared to the initial renders. I wouldn't count the spire as a part of its height.
Second tallest in Toronto and Canada.

The renders are all of the original planned height of over 300m. They brought the height down, after the recession hit Trump.
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Old December 21st, 2011, 09:16 PM   #883
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wow ...those penthouses are truly awesome .. the views are ... wow
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Old December 22nd, 2011, 04:31 PM   #884
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posted by tomms at UT, this one gets my vote for photo of the year!

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Old December 22nd, 2011, 05:32 PM   #885
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Great stuff, really good looking tower and awesome shots!
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Old December 22nd, 2011, 05:37 PM   #886
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Great stuff, really good looking tower and awesome shots!
In just about any other major Canadian city I think this tower would have looked amazing. In Toronto, I find it very underwhelming, little impact to the skyline. Too bad they didn't keep the original plans which would have made it much taller. :-/
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Old December 22nd, 2011, 07:11 PM   #887
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They literally built this in the worst possible spot in Toronto. It's completely consumed by the buildings around it, it looks like they went up around it.
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Old December 22nd, 2011, 08:18 PM   #888
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I wouldn't count the spire as a part of its height.
Why not? Every other building in the world does. If spires were not counted, there would be about half the number of buildings in the Supertall section than there are now.
Cities that suddenly now have "supertalls" would no longer have them.
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Old December 22nd, 2011, 09:54 PM   #889
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posted by tomms at UT, this one gets my vote for photo of the year!
And mine.
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Old December 22nd, 2011, 10:15 PM   #890
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scale is impressive, but the tower part is tacky as a dollar store tiara and realyl detracts from what could have been a nice rooftop expression.
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Old December 24th, 2011, 08:19 AM   #891
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They literally built this in the worst possible spot in Toronto. It's completely consumed by the buildings around it, it looks like they went up around it.
Well.... uhm.. how do I explain it? It is right smack up against the most prestigious head office banking towers in the CBD; the location is breathtaking, and about as close to King and Bay Streets as is humanly possible. If they had wanted a big open field to build in so that the building really would stand out, they likely would have chosen a cow pasture north of the city. Its like the difference between a primo location on Wall Street or a nice big old parking lot in Jersey. One is desirable, the other is not.

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And mine.
add my name onto that list. I have no idea how they do it!
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Old December 25th, 2011, 10:51 AM   #892
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posted by tomms at UT, this one gets my vote for photo of the year!
Wow man. Amazing pic
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Old December 26th, 2011, 11:32 PM   #893
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They literally built this in the worst possible spot in Toronto. It's completely consumed by the buildings around it, it looks like they went up around it.
That's true if one's only interested in what the city looks like from a distance. From a pedestrian point of view, this went up in possibly the best spot in Toronto. Nowhere else in the country exists such a towering monument to the skyscraper as one finds in the 2 blocks in and around King and Bay. Trump made an already impressive intersection even more intense.

There are six 200 metre buildings within 2 blocks of here!
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Old December 29th, 2011, 03:04 AM   #894
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I like it! Although the spire that makes that tall.
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Old December 30th, 2011, 04:57 PM   #895
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Once again rychlik has managed to derail a thread, but can we please get discussion back to the topic? That being the Toronto Trump Tower. Thank you.
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Old December 31st, 2011, 01:21 AM   #896
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Great looking project!
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Old January 2nd, 2012, 12:56 AM   #897
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Passed under this thing last night after the fireworks at City Hall (which were sadly quite disappointing this year)

yyzer, that's probably not the best photo *I've* seen this year but definitely in my top 5! Thanks so much for posting and thanks to the original poster, that picture is incredible
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Old January 2nd, 2012, 01:37 AM   #898
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The tower looks OK. This tower is over 900 ft yet it looks like it's being swamped by the other buildings. What are the heights of the buildings around this?
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Old January 2nd, 2012, 03:17 AM   #899
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It's in the Financial District so it's right alongside Scotia Plaza and First Canadian Place.

Taken from Urban Toronto:

First Canadian Place - 978 ft. 72 floors
**Trump International Hotel & Residences - 908 ft. 60 floors
Scotia Plaza - 902 ft. 68 floors
http://urbantoronto.ca/forum/showthr...-400-foot-List

Even though Trump is a tiny bit taller than Scotia on paper, Trump has a spire while First Canadian Place and Scotia are "boxes," which is why they seem taller. Also, Trump is a long skinny building; the towers surrounding it are much wider and have more floor area
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Old January 2nd, 2012, 04:10 PM   #900
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There are very few places in the world where you build a 280 m building and it gets boxed in by its surroundings.
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