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Old December 12th, 2010, 05:08 AM   #481
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Old December 12th, 2010, 07:26 AM   #482
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Old December 21st, 2010, 02:55 PM   #483
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Hume: Marilyn makes moves in Mississauga
December 20, 2010

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Until recently, condo has been a dirty word in these parts. Such a feeling may be understandable, but in truth things have grown improved. Residential architecture has become something worth writing home about.

We still have our fair share of mediocrity, but if the best is anything to go by, the condo market has matured to the point where design matters. Cost is still a major factor, needless to say, but now there’s more to the condo equation than price per square foot.

The most dramatic example is the Absolute complex, better known as the Marilyn Monroe, under construction in Mississauga of all places. Sitting on the northeast corner of Hurontario and Burnhamthorpe, on what was once a parking lot, this remarkable 54-storey tower redefines highrise condo architecture and with it, Canada’s sixth-largest city.

Designed by MAD Architects of Beijing, this extraordinary structure was so popular with buyers a matching tower is also being built.

With their undulating exteriors, these buildings present a different face from every angle. This sense of dynamism and motion belies the static nature of architecture. It’s not hard to see why these condos have already become a civic icon, symbolic of a city seeking to establish an image of itself as innovative and forward-looking, as well as cool and sexy. These may not be words that pop into mind whenever Mississauga is mentioned, but that could all change.

Though the towers remain construction sites, they are already a presence on the Mississauga skyline. More important, they stand above the architectural kitsch associated with that city. That one of the most interesting new pieces of architecture in the GTA should be a private-sector development, a condo, signals the changes underway in the market. The fact the design was chosen through an open international competition makes it all the more amazing. And all the more reassuring; this, after all, represents capitalism’s invisible hand showing itself in striking fashion.

MAD’s Marilyn is the first tower that can compete with Spanish architect Santiago Calatrava’s 2005 Malmo masterpiece, the Turning Torso. That building, wonderful though it is, doesn’t have the curves that make Absolute so compelling. Turning Torso may be the most famous residential tower of the 21st century, but it doesn’t move us in quite the same way as Marilyn
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Old December 21st, 2010, 06:19 PM   #484
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Old January 5th, 2011, 01:14 AM   #486
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OMG!!!!!! i bloody love the design of those towers. " The world needs more CURVY buildings".
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Old January 6th, 2011, 01:45 AM   #487
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wow! that's so cool, me wants some for Leeds

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Old January 8th, 2011, 11:41 PM   #489
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Old January 11th, 2011, 11:29 PM   #494
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They really make good use of their gimmick! These sure have grown on me(lucky they built two as well, makes the shape much more appealing). Congratulations!
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Tower 5 moving up a level and Tower 4's crane is coming down...












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Oh man!!! I love those twisted towers!!!! Absolutely fantastic!
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Mississauga's skyline sure is shaping out pretty nicely.

I think those towers would look much better if they had setbacks beginning at the top 3-5 floors and then the crown. that way it wouldn't look so cut off...
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