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Old November 28th, 2009, 11:35 PM   #241
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yes, a "pleasing and unusually pale, cool bluish" grey!
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Old November 29th, 2009, 02:39 AM   #242
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Pretty nice looking tower,slim.
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Old November 29th, 2009, 02:44 AM   #243
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it is JUST grey!
Exactly! I like its slimness & height but I wish it was a nice "screaming blue" which would reduce the amount of greyness in the Bloor area!

This should be called "crystal-grey"...
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Old November 29th, 2009, 08:58 AM   #244
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it is JUST grey!
Ah.... but there are many, many shades of grey! Some are "warm"...(yellowish/brownish), and some are "cool" (green/blue).
This is a subtle one that I find surprisingly calming. I love the patterns caused by the rather intricate tessellation.
I think this is turning out to be a nice little project! I am less certain of the Uptown, but time will tell.
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Old November 29th, 2009, 06:45 PM   #245
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it is cold grey! fair grey. at least not all blue and glass. A bit of change, modest looking, has its own character. Not much of a significant structure though.
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Old November 29th, 2009, 11:43 PM   #246
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Well, for those who wish it were more blue, less grey.

I can promise you it'll probably look much more to your liking when viewed in the nicer months.

Almost any colour of building material that reflects light is going to look a lot more dreary when you're looking at them under a late November sky.

Everything's grey in Toronto for the next few months.

Still, it is something that could have been factored in.
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Old December 2nd, 2009, 02:45 AM   #247
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i find that sometimes we get the brightest blue in the middle of a sunny winter day, with all the snow reflecting light on everything.
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Old December 2nd, 2009, 10:52 AM   #248
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Everything's grey in Toronto for the next few months.
That's why this city needs real splashes of colour, not hints of colour that are only visible when the lighting is right. This building isn't anything close to being crystal blue in colour, let alone primary blue. This is a crystal blue colour:

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Old December 2nd, 2009, 02:28 PM   #249
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That's why this city needs real splashes of colour, not hints of colour that are only visible when the lighting is right. This building isn't anything close to being crystal blue in colour, let alone primary blue. This is a crystal blue colour:

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I A G R E E !!!!

We need more black, darker blue, darker green, golden, reds and whites....

Amen and cheers to that day!
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Old December 2nd, 2009, 04:12 PM   #250
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That really seems like more of a complaint about the name of the building. The colour itself does look very similar to the rendering. Sure the name of the project is misleading, but that's always the case.
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Old December 2nd, 2009, 05:23 PM   #251
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^ya. not that i particularly care for blue buildings per se, but there's an obligation to to make something about this tower 'blue'
-excluding the ego of baziz.
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Old December 2nd, 2009, 07:39 PM   #252
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One blue building that I am thrilled never got built was Sapphire.
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Old December 2nd, 2009, 09:53 PM   #253
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That's why this city needs real splashes of colour, not hints of colour that are only visible when the lighting is right. This building isn't anything close to being crystal blue in colour, let alone primary blue. This is a crystal blue colour:

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What is that cladding? You see it all over Vancouver's Went End and without a doubt Crystal Blu's greyish spandrel glass beats it down everytime. Crystal Blu's vision glass is also unmistakably blue.
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Old December 3rd, 2009, 12:36 AM   #254
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isaidso "That's why this city needs real splashes of colour, not hints of colour that are only visible when the lighting is right. This building isn't anything close to being crystal blue in colour, let alone primary blue."

No doubt.

But that changes nothing about what I had to say.

Just offering the fact that Toronto in the winter months is a rather dreary looking place.

Like was said, are you complaining about the design or about the naming of the building? Ie. would you be alright with it if it were called crystal blue-grey?

We could use some more colour for sure, but this building being judged on it's own, I like.
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Once the replace that awful Scotiabank, this street will really be rockin.
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Old December 3rd, 2009, 07:12 AM   #256
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Just offering the fact that Toronto in the winter months is a rather dreary looking place.

Like was said, are you complaining about the design or about the naming of the building? Ie. would you be alright with it if it were called crystal blue-grey?

We could use some more colour for sure, but this building being judged on it's own, I like.
As frustrated as I am with misleading marketing, I've resigned myself to the fact that most names for condos are going to have little to do with what they will actually look like. Having said that, I like this building quite a bit.

Regarding colour, I'm merely making commentary on the fact that cities at this latitude need to pay more attention to colour due to the greyness of winter here. We need real splashes of colour, not hints of it.

Arguing that this building is sort of blue is a bit silly. Let's call a spade a spade. This thing is grey.
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Old December 3rd, 2009, 07:53 AM   #257
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One blue building that I am thrilled never got built was Sapphire.
Amen.
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Old December 3rd, 2009, 08:59 AM   #258
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Once the replace that awful Scotiabank, this street will really be rockin.
I dream of the day it goes.


that colour swatch of blue is very pretty. Is it just a photo of a blue crystalline substance, or is it a structural finish

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Old December 3rd, 2009, 04:18 PM   #259
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Once the replace that awful Scotiabank, this street will really be rockin.
Ha! I read this wrong and thought you meant the Scotiabank skyscraper and was about to go apeshyte :P

But yes, that Scotiabank branch on Bloor is hideous. It. Needs. To. Go.
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Old December 3rd, 2009, 04:28 PM   #260
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