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Old July 10th, 2008, 02:18 AM   #41
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'X' condo is just a hole in the ground at this point, but many people seem eager to see it go up. The black Mies van der Rohe TD Centre is such a sophisticated tower, I'm not sure why it hasn't been copied more than it has. Such a dark glass might not be suitable for a residential tower, and we haven't seen too many large office towers go up until recently. Bay-Adelaide is the first big one since BCE Place 16 years ago.

Maybe we'll get another TD inspired office tower. It would have the most impact on our skyline if we had something like that, and on that scale, at Bloor and Yonge. It would have added so much to the skyline if the CIBC and Bay towers at this intersection looked like TD. They look like crap by comparison.
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Old July 10th, 2008, 03:33 AM   #42
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Here's a traditional hi rise I can embrace:

Clean clean lines and a turn of the century look combined!

ps: shamelessly scarfed from Carretero in the Madrid hi-rise thread

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Old July 10th, 2008, 07:43 AM   #43
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wow, looks like the tower moved...3 or 4 stories since march? sloow, but it'll rocket up fast now!
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Old August 7th, 2008, 09:05 AM   #44
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We've got glass!

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Telus on the left, Maple Leaf Square on the right.

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Old August 7th, 2008, 07:17 PM   #45
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I hope that's not the glass to go on the tower portion. I want NY Times building type cladding, this looks like generic surburban office glass.
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Old August 7th, 2008, 07:56 PM   #46
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yikes! the glass looks nasty
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Old August 9th, 2008, 02:51 AM   #47
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Regardless of what it ends up looking like, they're going to have a nice view through that glass:



Source: www.worldarchitecturenews.com
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Old August 9th, 2008, 02:54 AM   #48
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I hope that's not the glass to go on the tower portion. I want NY Times building type cladding, this looks like generic surburban office glass.
It cant be..... they wouldn't, would they?
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Old August 9th, 2008, 05:40 AM   #49
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This glass really takes me back to the 90's. Strait off the roll from the Dollerama. Well at least the tower will be blocked by MLS, 16, and 18 York.
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Old August 11th, 2008, 12:45 PM   #50
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The woman looks more 'Dollarama' than the glass.
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Old August 12th, 2008, 02:44 AM   #51
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She looks like she dropped in from 1998, unannounced.. I wonder if these renderings are very possibly from the old Union Plaza development?
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Old August 12th, 2008, 04:08 AM   #52
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I hope that's not the glass to go on the tower portion. I want NY Times building type cladding, this looks like generic surburban office glass.
This is just the glass they're using for a small portion of the podium.
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Old August 17th, 2008, 01:49 PM   #53
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Telus and Maple Leaf Square both going up at the same time. Maple Leaf is the closer one in this photo.


Courtesy of Canadian National.
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Old September 18th, 2008, 07:32 PM   #54
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Photos by me:









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Old September 27th, 2008, 07:25 PM   #55
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From my walk last night.
From the Rogers centre



From round house park, Telus on left, MLS and Success tower#1

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Old September 27th, 2008, 11:59 PM   #56
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The last shot is complete madness.

Infinity, Ice Condos, Telus, Pinnacle, MLSE, 18 York - Wow wow wee wa!
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Yawn. This building is about as boring as it gets.
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Old October 4th, 2008, 09:52 PM   #58
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Telus Tower going up, pic by CGM at urbantoronto.ca.....

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Old November 3rd, 2008, 03:47 AM   #59
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shot of Telus (centre right) still growing, posted by marcus a j at urbantoronto.ca....the building u/c on the left is a condo, London on the Esplanade...

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update on Telus, pic by k.w.l. at urbantoronto.ca....

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