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This building just doesn't work for me. The podium looks good by itself, but ridiculous paired with the tower.
You've put your finger exactly on it. The podium and the tower look like they were designed by two architects and then B jammed on top of A. Now...
had they carried on the theme of the podium for the entire tower, then we might be talking.
 

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Podium is worse but the tower is better. Agreed that the glazing looks better now, too.
As much as I loved the previous podium, it was bizarre how that concept abruptly ended at the podium; why not carry it through the tower design? It was as
if there was no visual connect between the tower and the podium.
 

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Hmmmm.. Toronto has 28% of Canada's millionaires, at 118,000 according to this
British study:
http://www.thestar.com/news/gta/2013/05/09/toronto_has_118000_millionaires.html

That is more than Chicago, Houston, Mexico City, Moscow, Shanghai, and perhaps most surprisingly only 8 less than Los Angeles. Less than half of London's, which is more than I would have guessed, too. Most of those cities are a lot bigger than T.O. so I would say we are punching above our weight. According to that study, it also places "the city 15th among the world’s top 20 millionaire and multi-millionaire havens".

The above study lists 5 billionaires in Toronto, which is way behind Manhattan's astonishing
70!!! :eek:

From that article:

By the numbers

422,000: millionaires in Canada.

198,000: millionaires in Ontario.

118,000: millionaires in Toronto.

1,184: multimillionaires in Toronto.

5: billionaires in Toronto.


again, check it all out here:
http://www.thestar.com/news/gta/2013/05/09/toronto_has_118000_millionaires.html


But this other list has 12 billionaires in Toronto in 2012:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Canadians_by_net_worth

So who knows? :dunno:
 

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^^ Thanks, Oasis...
I've been pleasantly surprised by this one. It seemed to me that it was all an awful lot of work to convert an older building like this and it seems to me to have taken a long time to do, but the result looks nicer than I had thought it would. Still unsure if it was worthwhile doing all the rigamarole but it is kind of attractive.
Same thing with the old Sutton Place Hotel and the old Four Seasons Hotel; just not sure why they chose to elaborately redo them instead of starting from scratch...
 
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