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Old July 22nd, 2010, 01:01 PM   #121
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its really sooooo cooool
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Old July 22nd, 2010, 06:27 PM   #122
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Sorry but I can't agree... Yet another boring tower for Toronto...
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Old July 22nd, 2010, 07:29 PM   #123
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It's an existing building, so I don't understand why you used the term 'yet another boring tower'. It's just being recladded, updated if you will.
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Old July 22nd, 2010, 08:15 PM   #124
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Sorry but I can't agree... Yet another boring tower for Toronto...
Speak for yourself and your own boring country and especially city of "Gouda" ... yaks!
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Old July 24th, 2010, 12:05 AM   #125
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So that's why the BMO tower is covered by Scaffolding...and I was wondering...
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Old July 24th, 2010, 03:53 AM   #126
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Sorry but I can't agree... Yet another boring tower for Toronto...
Lol this is funny. You say it like you know of all the "boring" towers going up in Toronto, as if you know the city so well. If you did, you would know this tower is almost 40 years old.
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Old July 24th, 2010, 10:02 AM   #127
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Sorry but I can't agree... Yet another boring tower for Toronto...
what kind of tower do u like ..??

like this
[IMG]http://i6.************/149yud4.jpg[/IMG]
or this


i think the challenge is ,to build a huge tower without any sally things like this >>
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Old July 24th, 2010, 01:40 PM   #128
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Let him talk, so double Dutch!

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Old July 24th, 2010, 03:39 PM   #129
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Sorry but I can't agree... Yet another boring tower for Toronto...
It's not another boring tower for Toronto. It's an already existing tower and it's getting brand new cladding!

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Speak for yourself and your own boring country and especially city of "Gouda" ... yaks!
Please, no personal attacks. It's his opinion and what you're saying has nothing to do with that.
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Lol this is funny. You say it like you know of all the "boring" towers going up in Toronto, as if you know the city so well. If you did, you would know this tower is almost 40 years old.
well , thats really interesting

i thought they just have finished construction of the tower

soooo cooooooool
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Old July 24th, 2010, 11:42 PM   #131
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Speak for yourself and your own boring country and especially city of "Gouda" ... yaks!
Very smart comment- chapeau!
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Old July 25th, 2010, 01:45 AM   #132
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The new cladding will freshen it up, but if they want to complete the job, they should get rid of the ugly antennae on the roof.
Or cut it down to only one antenna or spire.
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Old July 25th, 2010, 07:19 AM   #133
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wonderful update

but, do u know guys, how long its gonna take to completed ..??
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Old July 28th, 2010, 06:19 PM   #135
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wonderful update

but, do u know guys, how long its gonna take to completed ..??
Brookfield Properties Announces Recladding of First Canadian Place in Toronto

Canada’s Tallest Office Building to Undergo Major Interior and Exterior Renovation to Achieve LEED Certification

TORONTO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sep. 23, 2009-- Brookfield Properties Corporation (BPO: NYSE, TSX), its Canadian-based subsidiary, BPO Properties Ltd. (BPP: TSX), along with ownership partners Canada Pension Plan Investment Board (CPPIB) and Alberta Investment Management Corporation (AIMCo), today announced that First Canadian Place in downtown Toronto will undergo a thorough renovation program, including a total recladding of the building’s exterior with glass spandrel panels to replace the existing white marble. The project will begin immediately and is expected to be completed by the end of 2011.

“This rejuvenation program will reinforce the iconic status of one of Canada’s most prominent and recognizable buildings,” said Tom Farley, President & CEO of Canadian Commercial Operations for Brookfield Properties.

The overall recladding project includes the installation of 7,800 glass spandrel panels on the building façade, totaling 375,000 square feet; the existing 45,000 pieces of marble will be removed and recycled. One glass spandrel panel replaces eight pieces of marble. The existing windows will remain in place.

The spandrel panels are a laminated glass assembly utilizing ceramic frit as well as clear and opaque interlayer technologies. Inspired by historic patterns and geometry used by First Canadian Place architect Edward Durell Stone, the frit design projects a luminous white texture on the building façade from top to bottom, updating the original appearance of the white Carrera marble. Bronze laminate glass will be applied along the four recessed vertical corners to emphasize the building’s form and height. Laminate glass was selected for its strength, sustainability and safety.

Moed de Armas & Shannon Architects are the design architects while B+H Architects are the Architects of Record, as they were when the tower was originally built in 1975. The fritting was designed by Doyle Partners.

In addition to the recladding, the office lobbies, retail areas and mechanical and electrical systems of First Canadian Place will undergo extensive renovation. Enhanced energy conservation measures and infrastructure upgrades will be made in order to obtain LEED – EB:OM certification (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design for Existing Buildings: Operations and Maintenance). The update includes a complete chiller and transformer replacement and the installation of high-efficiency toilets and faucets.

First Canadian Place was acquired by Brookfield and its partners in 2005. The 72-storey, 2.8-million-square foot office tower is 95% leased.

Further information on the renovation program can be found at www.redefiningfirst.com.

Brookfield Properties Profile

Brookfield Properties owns, develops and manages premier office properties. Its current portfolio is comprised of interests in 108 properties totaling 75 million square feet in the downtown cores of New York, Boston, Washington, D.C., Los Angeles, Houston, Toronto, Calgary and Ottawa, making it one of the largest owners of commercial real estate in North America. Landmark assets include the World Financial Center in Manhattan, Brookfield Place in Toronto, Bank of America Plaza in Los Angeles and Bankers Hall in Calgary. The company’s common shares trade on the NYSE and TSX under the symbol BPO. For more information, visit www.brookfieldproperties.com.

BPO Properties Profile

BPO Properties Ltd., 90% owned by Brookfield Properties Corporation, is a Canadian company that invests in real estate, focusing on the ownership and value enhancement of premier office properties. The current property portfolio is comprised of interests in 27 commercial properties totaling 18.1 million square feet. Landmark properties include First Canadian Place in Toronto and Bankers Hall in Calgary. BPO Properties’ common shares trade on the TSX under the symbol BPP. For more information, visit www.bpoproperties.com.

Forward-Looking Statements

This press release contains forward-looking statements and information within the meaning of applicable securities legislation. Although Brookfield Properties and BPO Properties believe that the anticipated future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by the forward-looking statements and information are based upon reasonable assumptions and expectations, the reader should not place undue reliance on forward-looking statements and information because they involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors which may cause the actual results, performance or achievements of the company to differ materially from anticipated future results, performance or achievement expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements and information. Factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those set forth in the forward-looking statements and information include general economic conditions; local real estate conditions, including the development of properties in close proximity to the companies’ properties; timely leasing of newly-developed properties and re-leasing of occupied square footage upon expiration;; the uncertainties of real estate development ; interest rates; availability of equity and debt financing; and other risks and factors described from time to time in the documents filed by the companies with the securities regulators in Canada and the United States including in the Annual Information Form under the heading "Business of Brookfield Properties (BPO Properties) - Company and Real Estate Industry Risks." The companies undertake no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statements or information, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as required by law.

Source: Brookfield Properties Corporation
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Old July 28th, 2010, 06:59 PM   #136
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I can't wait to see it finished! FCP's been riding durrrrty for way too long.
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Old July 28th, 2010, 11:45 PM   #137
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Old July 29th, 2010, 05:32 AM   #138
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Why is everybody pissing on this building when the cladding hasn't even been revealed yet? FCP is a 30+ year old skyscraper and is just now getting a retrofit, so of course it's going to look bad at this stage.
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Old July 29th, 2010, 05:54 AM   #139
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Maybe as part of the refresh, they should add a spire on top,
(something like WTC #1) so Canada could have it's first supertall.
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Old July 29th, 2010, 03:51 PM   #140
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Well I agree with some that the antenna cluster looks just junky but I LOVE FCP and always will. Even if they reclad it in hot pink. It's a landmark.
Especially in the 80's when so many movies were filmed in Toronto and they would try to pass them off as US cities and you could clearly see FCP with the old BMO sign.
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