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Old November 28th, 2007, 10:49 PM   #21
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Thanks for the update!!
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Old November 30th, 2007, 02:13 AM   #22
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Love the top elegant with no spire
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Old July 9th, 2008, 10:59 AM   #23
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Quite the hole!
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Posted by Current June 12th. From flickr.
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Old July 9th, 2008, 12:27 PM   #24
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Well, no problem there, since last time I checked this building wasn't trying to do anything "new" or groundbreaking, nor will anyone else compare it with what else is being built in North America.

And why is that? Why are we so happy to embrace the mediocrity that is the Toronto highrise?


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Old July 9th, 2008, 07:25 PM   #25
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Not every building has to be an over the top disaster. Look at Dubai. Almost every tower they build is unusual but I find most of them to be quite tacky. There should be a nice balance between 'safe' and 'risky' towers. Just because this building isn't rotating in mid air, or 400 metres tall, or has 3 separate facades, doesn't mean it isn't an attractive tower.

I just hope this building doesn't cheap out on the materials, because that is what will make or break this tower in my opinion. I love the classic Manhattan type style.

Here's a rundown of most Toronto projects:

I think you'll be surprised how many unusual designs there are.

http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showth...371494&page=19
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Old July 9th, 2008, 09:44 PM   #26
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I totally agree with Marcanadian.

I am glad that this part of town is getting more substantial (Bloor1, Crystal Blue, Casa, X, Four Seasons). It will really vibrate!
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Old July 9th, 2008, 11:02 PM   #27
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I don't think I suggesting we develop "over the top disasters", just something that catches the eye in that (well I cannot call it a forest - I respect forests too much) bunch of condos that are devouring much of Toronto - thank goodness for Alsop and the crystal - we need so much more non-tower-ness in Toronto. I live downtown in the Annex and bad cladding and oblongitecture are choking us!
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Old July 9th, 2008, 11:33 PM   #28
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Not every building has to be an over the top disaster. Look at Dubai. Almost every tower they build is unusual but I find most of them to be quite tacky. There should be a nice balance between 'safe' and 'risky' towers. Just because this building isn't rotating in mid air, or 400 metres tall, or has 3 separate facades, doesn't mean it isn't an attractive tower.

I just hope this building doesn't cheap out on the materials, because that is what will make or break this tower in my opinion. I love the classic Manhattan type style.
Agree, but one small correction. This style isn't 'Manhattan', as you suggest. It is merely a style popular in the early part of the 20th century. Manhattan simply built more of it than anyone else because back then, they were the largest city around building skyscrapers. Chicago, Philadelphia, Montreal, Detroit, Buffalo, and Toronto all built towers like this. If you look closely at Toronto's CBD, the proof is everywhere.
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Old January 5th, 2009, 09:54 AM   #29
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Uptown on the left, Crystal Blu on the right.


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Good to see this finally above ground. This whole area during the summer will change dramatically.
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Old January 5th, 2009, 01:46 PM   #31
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This building will looks so classic!
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Old January 7th, 2009, 07:01 AM   #32
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This is one of my favorite projects in Toronto. I'm glad to see it finally rising
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Old January 7th, 2009, 04:19 PM   #33
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If it turns out even half as good as 1 St. Thomas, Uptown will be a great addition to the city.
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Old April 6th, 2009, 05:50 AM   #34
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Uptown slowly getting above-grade....March 26 pic by current at urbantoronto.ca.....

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Old April 7th, 2009, 10:01 PM   #35
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can't wait for this one to rise all the way to the top.
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Old April 9th, 2009, 07:09 PM   #36
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Another beautiful classic ! I like these prototypes !
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I'm very curious how this one turns out!
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Old June 8th, 2009, 06:35 AM   #38
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Uptown starting to have a presence on the street.....there is a 2nd condo u/c directly behind the Uptown - 'Crystal Blue', seen in this pic by dt_toronto_geek at urbantoronto....

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Old July 19th, 2009, 10:26 AM   #39
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Yay it's not 100% glass, excited about this one.
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Old July 22nd, 2009, 04:59 AM   #40
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steady progress shown in this pic by dt_toronto_geek at urbantoronto.ca, taken July 19...(that's the CASA condominium u/c upper left)

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