I'm guessing it's Durock... it's essentially styrofoam panels with a hard, stippled surface. It's extremely light, cheap, and easy to install.They're not ugly, but they look just like any other cheaply made condo. Would fit in better around Yonge/Sheppard. What is this material they keep making these buildings out of? It looks like Stucco mixed with Dry Wall, I assume it's some sort of pre cast concrete. Whatever it is this building made me crawl back for more sleep.
Pretty soon, they'll be building condos out of mud and straw to increase their profit margins.regan said:KGB
I don't know much about building materials... But if you compare 1 king west to scotia plaza there is a noticeable difference. It just seems that ever since the completion on BCE Place, buildings in the city are resembling suburban condos more and more... I just assumed this was cheaper materials. Isn't FCP or Scotia Plaza made out of limstone, or atleast some expensive material?
Compare the intricacy of Roman Architechture (dont give me shit) and that of Radio city. Or even a skyscraper like the Chrysler building in NYC... Did they just have much more money back then to spend on details and individual materials then they do now, or is it just that the builders today are greedy bastards skimming every material down to the cheapest it can go?
IMO Radio city looks like it should be at yonge/steels, not downtown.