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Old September 28th, 2010, 05:11 AM   #201
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First hints of new cladding.

It seems to be a tedious procedure.

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It's looking really good so far! I didn't know they were using black in the side setbacks. That's changing it up a little bit. I think it's going to look great once its comeplete. Still if they were to light the entire tower at night (white or in colours) like Bank of America in Miami it would be absoultely awesome.
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Old September 29th, 2010, 01:03 AM   #202
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Old September 29th, 2010, 10:49 AM   #203
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Because of funding. They are already spending $100-million to reclad the building as is. They did not want to go over budget by doing anything that you're talking about.
they are a bank for Christ sakes.

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Old September 29th, 2010, 08:28 PM   #204
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Doesn't mean they can pump limitless amounts of money into a recladding project. Do you want Canadian banks to start acting like their American counterparts, and just start throwing money all over the place? We all know how that ended. They have to show restraint.Do you honestly want them to pump half a billion dollars into a 40 year old building just because you "think" it could look better? Jesus Christ man, just be happy with what we're getting.
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Old September 30th, 2010, 05:59 AM   #205
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The bank doesn't own the building; they are simply a tenant. Brookfield Properties owns the building.
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Old September 30th, 2010, 08:49 PM   #206
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Naming rights and building ownership are two very different things!
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Old October 14th, 2010, 08:08 PM   #207
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By nicetommy from urbantoronto.ca :

Here's a close up shot of the window area:

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Old October 14th, 2010, 11:30 PM   #208
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That is looking really good. Can't wait to see it up close tomorrow
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Old October 15th, 2010, 06:40 AM   #209
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Glass cladding please.. hehe.. It would look nice.
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Old October 15th, 2010, 11:04 PM   #210
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It's going to look really good, like a brand new skyscraper.
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Old October 19th, 2010, 06:24 PM   #211
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Old October 19th, 2010, 07:34 PM   #212
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It is going to be so fresh and clean looking. The dark horizontal lines of the windows looks blacker now, too.
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Old October 20th, 2010, 01:43 AM   #213
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Old October 21st, 2010, 07:41 PM   #214
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It is going to be so fresh and clean looking. The dark horizontal lines of the windows looks blacker now, too.
Hehe I mentioned that in the other thread for this

They just lowered on the west facade and the horizontal appears even more pronounced. I think the black insets compliment this nicely!
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Old October 21st, 2010, 08:30 PM   #215
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i admit it at first i thought that the re-cladding would at worst ruin it and at best not really improve it. but now...
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Old October 21st, 2010, 08:39 PM   #216
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Old October 22nd, 2010, 05:53 AM   #217
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I was walking back home tonight and I noticed the new colour when lit at night and wow, it looks really so much nicer than before. FCP will be like THE eyecatcher once the recladding is completed am sure.
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Old October 22nd, 2010, 06:59 AM   #218
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I was walking back home tonight and I noticed the new colour when lit at night and wow, it looks really so much nicer than before. FCP will be like THE eyecatcher once the recladding is completed am sure.
With the reflective surface it will be the gem of the Toronto skyline!
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Old October 22nd, 2010, 07:05 AM   #219
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With the reflective surface it will be the gem of the Toronto skyline!
that was what exactly did catch my eye while walking and knowing it was shortly after sunset and you could easily see how beautifully the upper level was shining and how dull and dark the rest of the tower by comparison was. So true ...

Can't wait to see it being completed and all along with Trump Tower.
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Old October 26th, 2010, 05:31 PM   #220
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I live in Toronto and see this happening everyday, working downtown. I am curious what they are doing with the old marble panels. Kitchen counters? Tile flooring? I'm sure they are being repolished and recycled somewhere.
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