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Davis137
Jan 17, 2010, 9:43 PM
This past Friday, it looked like they were getting portions of the core of the building formed and built upto the 3rd and 4th floor...soon the outer portions of the structure should hit the 2nd or 3rd and stick out above the hoarding that much more...this is what I could see from the bus.

waterloowarrior
Jan 21, 2010, 4:10 AM
17 November 2009 on the left, 20 January 2010 on the right
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waterloowarrior
Feb 1, 2010, 12:06 AM
31 January 2010

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concrete06
Feb 14, 2010, 11:38 PM
Feb 12 taken by me.

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cityguy
Feb 15, 2010, 12:51 PM
Great updates,thanks for sharing.

O-Town Hockey
Feb 16, 2010, 4:26 AM
Nice shots! I can't wait for that ugly blank facade to be completely blocked. This will be an excellent addition to our CBD.

ajldub
Feb 16, 2010, 4:47 AM
Rise, Ottawa. Rise like you've never risen before...

Jamaican-Phoenix
Feb 16, 2010, 4:54 AM
Rise, Ottawa. Rise like you've never risen before...


To your well established box-top skyline that must not under any circumstances exceed 20 storeys.

jcollins
Feb 17, 2010, 1:43 AM
To your well established box-top skyline that must not under any circumstances exceed 20 storeys.

Do you think Tribeca being 27 storeys will help break this cycle?

kwoldtimer
Feb 17, 2010, 1:47 AM
Do you think Tribeca being 27 storeys will help break this cycle?

No.

ajldub
Feb 17, 2010, 5:11 AM
Who cares about height, really? The downtown is already so built that any really tall building couldn't be surrounded by others without tearing a lot of other buildings down, and so it would stick out awkwardly. What we are talking about here is raising the bar on quality, and that's a big step forward. The feds went through a thirty year phase of building on the cheap that may have finally come to an end. The real test will be what they put up on the Elgin Street property.

jcollins
Feb 17, 2010, 9:16 PM
Ya but at some point don't you think they'll have to grow higher than 20-25 storeys? Particularly if they want to be right in the core. Otherwise we'll see the core spreading outwards.

Davis137
Feb 17, 2010, 10:32 PM
that building is going to go up like crazy when the podium is poured...and I agree that it'll be a welcome addition to the downtown streetscape. I also agree that the downtown, while it might not go upwards, that it will expand outward, especially south over time...

ajldub
Feb 17, 2010, 11:31 PM
Keep in mind the next big cycle will see Tunney's redeveloped, and the Booth Street complex is also nearing the end of its life cycle. Those two areas could together yield millions of office space if the feds needed it. There's just not the economic pressure for buildings downtown to be built much higher than they already are.

BlueJay
Feb 18, 2010, 3:41 AM
There's just not the economic pressure for buildings downtown to be built much higher than they already are.[/QUOTE]

Wrong! Do your research and you will see the Federal gov's needs for office space for the next 5 years. Instead of them leasing space in kanata/orleans, they could have easily cut this typical fat and box like building in half, increase the height to at least 25 - 30 floors x 2 buildings on the same site. Then this would have taken care of the government's needs for a couple of years. This would more than double the square footage of what is being constructed on this site now.

But what do I know?

ajldub
Feb 18, 2010, 4:42 AM
I'll believe your research, Blue Jay. My point is they have so much vacant or redevelopable land that they don't need to squeeze really tight projects into the downtown core. So why would they?

BlueJay
Feb 18, 2010, 4:01 PM
I'll believe your research, Blue Jay. My point is they have so much vacant or redevelopable land that they don't need to squeeze really tight projects into the downtown core. So why would they?

Intensification/Density. Controlling sprawl.

RTWAP
Feb 18, 2010, 4:29 PM
Intensification/Density. Controlling sprawl.

Unfortunately I don't believe those criteria are prominent among those being evaluated by Public Works.

ajldub
Feb 18, 2010, 6:00 PM
Blue Jay. Welcome to Ottawa. Hope you had an uneventful journey up the 401. Let me explain to you the bane of our existence here in Ottawa: the federal government is concerned with running a country, not a city. That's just the way it is...

harls
Feb 18, 2010, 6:57 PM
Wrong! Do your research and you will see the Federal gov's needs for office space for the next 5 years. Instead of them leasing space in kanata/orleans, they could have easily cut this typical fat and box like building in half, increase the height to at least 25 - 30 floors x 2 buildings on the same site. Then this would have taken care of the government's needs for a couple of years. This would more than double the square footage of what is being constructed on this site now.

But what do I know?

Don't forget the 75/25 mandate the Government is trying to follow WRT office space in Ottawa/Gatineau. They do need massive amounts of space, but it won't all be in downtown Ottawa because of this.

jitterbug
Feb 19, 2010, 9:19 PM
To your well established box-top skyline that must not under any circumstances exceed 20 storeys.

Isn't the reason most buildings in the CBD are of roughly the same height because of City-imposed height restrictions? That's also why further south in the CBD (like Laurier), buildings are generally taller than on Queen or Albert: the slight downward slope heading south in the CBD allows taller buildings without affecting the height of the skyline. The only exception to this is Place de Ville, which created a storm of controversy when it was built because it (especially the ugly 29-storey Tower C) slightly exceeds the height restriction. (The objective of the height restriction is to allow the Peace Tower to dominate, but as we all know this isn't the case anyway.)

My point is, the debate about market forces (or the federal government) affecting height is actually irrelevent when it comes to Ottawa's CBD. Most newer buildings are either at, or close to, the allowed height limit. The only way we will see significantly taller buildings is if Ottawa's by-law changes, and without public pressure to do so that is unlikely any time soon.

jcollins
Feb 19, 2010, 10:42 PM
Don't you think that market forces could help people step back and look at that by-law and determine if it's a good thing or not?

Lakche
Feb 21, 2010, 9:29 PM
Took some pictures today...

http://i46.tinypic.com/dpcvfb.jpg

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jitterbug
Feb 22, 2010, 3:06 PM
Don't you think that market forces could help people step back and look at that by-law and determine if it's a good thing or not?

I'm not sure I understand the question. Obviously, if left to market forces we would almost certainly have a taller skyline since its in developers' interest (bottom line) to build higher in the core. I don't know of any recent public opinion polls done about this subject, but I suspect most Ottawans probably wouldn't care one way or another about height in the core. The few people who live there already live in high-rises, so they likely wouldn't put up a fuss if they got taller neighbours.

For me, if increased height would improve the quality of architecture in downtown Ottawa, then I'd be for it for sure. For now it looks like we'll have to be content with buildings like the new 19-storey EDC building, which is arguably better than some other office developments in Ottawa, but hardly awe-inspiring.

jcollins
Feb 22, 2010, 4:21 PM
I'm not sure I understand the question. Obviously, if left to market forces we would almost certainly have a taller skyline since its in developers' interest (bottom line) to build higher in the core. I don't know of any recent public opinion polls done about this subject, but I suspect most Ottawans probably wouldn't care one way or another about height in the core. The few people who live there already live in high-rises, so they likely wouldn't put up a fuss if they got taller neighbours.

For me, if increased height would improve the quality of architecture in downtown Ottawa, then I'd be for it for sure. For now it looks like we'll have to be content with buildings like the new 19-storey EDC building, which is arguably better than some other office developments in Ottawa, but hardly awe-inspiring.

Ya that pretty much answered the question.

I just meant, will the market eventually make people realize the by law might not make sense and will it cause them to push for it to be gotten rid of?

Davis137
Feb 22, 2010, 4:46 PM
The building looks like it's formed and poured upto the 4th or 5th floors now...

Admiral Nelson
Mar 6, 2010, 5:08 AM
March 5, 2010

http://img62.imageshack.us/img62/2720/img2000b.jpg

Davis137
Mar 7, 2010, 11:07 PM
Cool update pics everybody...

harls
Mar 10, 2010, 6:13 PM
Reposting these pics here, from francely57 in the Canada section.



Here's EDC in Ottawa:


March 3, 2010

from Albert
http://i36.photobucket.com/albums/e24/francely57/UC/IMG_9832.jpg

http://i36.photobucket.com/albums/e24/francely57/UC/IMG_9838.jpg

from above
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March 5, 2010

http://i36.photobucket.com/albums/e24/francely57/UC/IMG_0212-1.jpg

from above
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Davis137
Mar 11, 2010, 1:19 PM
This building is going to have quite the footprint in that section of the CBD...it's close to the street on all sides pretty much, and it's actually quite large overall...will be interesting when it dwarf's the ARC hotel and other stubby buildings around it...

concrete06
Mar 22, 2010, 2:23 AM
Taken by me March 21

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harls
Mar 22, 2010, 12:12 PM
excellent update, thanks!

Davis137
Mar 22, 2010, 2:21 PM
Guess they are trying to get that podium portion done first, and then they'll be starting to go up on the main building/tower bythe looks of those pics...

Cool update!

concrete06
Apr 6, 2010, 1:35 AM
Some more progress... (by me)

http://i862.photobucket.com/albums/ab181/sci99/EDC%20Apr%205%202010/IMG_0844.jpg
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ty7er
Apr 6, 2010, 6:03 AM
One thing I'm curious about is why most of the buildings in Ottawa have a concrete core or skeleton or whatever you call that. I live in Taipei and everything here is built using steel. They go up SUPER fast, as I'm sure you guys know. One minute the building is on the third floor and the next thing you know it's towering overhead. Just wondering why we don't use more steel frame construction in Ottawa?

Aylmer
Apr 6, 2010, 11:26 AM
Cost, I'd imagine. Whereas steel is resistant to earthquakes, concrete doesn't but it is much cheaper to get. If they had the choice in Taipei, I'm pretty sure they would chose the latter.

:)

ajldub
Apr 6, 2010, 2:38 PM
This is one of my favourites going up right now. I'm really looking forward to seeing how it changes the feel of the street when it's done.

gjhall
Apr 6, 2010, 3:48 PM
This is one of my favourites going up right now. I'm really looking forward to seeing how it changes the feel of the street when it's done.

Agreed. I'm especially happy to see it get built right to the sidewalk - no BS "green space" or "plazas" of no significance that only detract from the urban experience.

To clarifiy, I'm all for meaningful green spaces and plazas, but won't be fooled by pathetic imitations.

White Pine
Apr 15, 2010, 10:43 PM
Any more progress?

Davis137
Apr 16, 2010, 1:53 PM
I was only a few blocks away from this yesterday when I took my wife to a dental appointment on Metcalfe....should've gone to see it/take some snapsots with my phone...

I would imagine they are getting ready to go above the big slab/podium portion that's on the 4th/5th floor...I would expect the tower to go up fast, and likely be be almost topped off by the end of fall this year...

waterloowarrior
Apr 16, 2010, 1:58 PM
here's a link to the construction cam if you haven't already seen it
http://www.broccolini.com/150%20slater.html

Cre47
Apr 16, 2010, 9:21 PM
Two or three more weeks, we will no longer see this piece of crap of facade on the webcam anymore. Though the north facade of 219 Laurier isn't that much better either.

Davis137
Apr 17, 2010, 4:49 PM
Wow, looks like they are upto the 7th floor in some spots...not even 50% skywards yet, and it looks humongous!

Thanks for posting the updated link!

Davis137
Apr 24, 2010, 4:15 AM
Just looked at the webcam again while it was a nightime shot, and wow, with the floors being level on the top you can see just how big this building is...

fireicedog
Apr 24, 2010, 5:10 AM
Was walking by it yesterday and noticed they already installed a few slabs of marble of the lower facade.

rakerman
Apr 25, 2010, 9:24 PM
I like the effect of the grid of yellow bars supporting what the render shows will eventually by an open multistorey space at the corner entrance.

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4038/4551834793_10347f1a72.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/rakerman/4551834793/)

but I know y'all want to see the whole building up to the top, so here you go

http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1436/4551841331_d1d47fb740.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/rakerman/4551841331/)

Davis137
Apr 25, 2010, 9:38 PM
7-8th floor now...cool, almost halfway done...

Davis137
Apr 29, 2010, 5:49 PM
Looks great on the constuction cam today...looks like they have upto half the 8th or 9th floor built and ready to be poured with concrete soon. Even at 9 floors, this building seems pretty tall, and it's a large footprint, that's for sure. Can't wait to see it push beyond 10 stories, and close in on being topped out. I think they will be almost topped out by the end of the summer at the rate they are going now...

waterloowarrior
May 6, 2010, 5:12 PM
1 May 2010 by southfacing
http://www.flickr.com/photos/23575605@N08/4568077933/
http://farm1.static.flickr.com/115/4568077933_21566bf089.jpg

Davis137
May 6, 2010, 6:10 PM
Great overhead shot...let's us see just how big the place is now compared to the other buildings in the area...

Davis137
May 7, 2010, 12:48 PM
They are upto the 9th floor, working on the forms for the core going upto the 10th floor already. Also, it looks like they removed a lot of the support pillars and beams and hoarding from the front and north sides of the building, and it's actually starting to look a LOT like the renders already...It'll be cool to see cladding and other materials start going on it soon enough.

blackjagger
May 7, 2010, 1:15 PM
There is cladding on the podium off of laurier. Its looks really good, kind of a metalic slate look. Combine this with the glazing I think it will be a knock out.

Cheers,
Josh

reidjr
May 8, 2010, 7:58 PM
Are there any more new office buildings planned in this area.

Cre47
May 9, 2010, 2:00 AM
Are there any more new office buildings planned in this area.

Well there is a surface parking lot between Fuller Building (75 Albert) and 66 Slater that would be great to be vanished - I know there are talks of demolishing 90 Elgin for a newer building but it might be awhile.

Then there was something proposed (I've read here) less then a block away on Slater near Bank but I don't know the latest on that one.

Davis137
May 10, 2010, 1:06 AM
Let's see more buildings go beyond 20 storeys in the CBD from now on, with buildings like SOHO Lisgar and the buildings slated for Bay street to create setbacks between the CBD and the residential areas of centretown...

Admiral Nelson
May 14, 2010, 11:57 PM
5/11/2010

http://img706.imageshack.us/img706/4747/edc20100511b.jpg

Davis137
May 17, 2010, 9:40 PM
Great Pic!

O-Town Hockey
May 18, 2010, 2:34 AM
The marble and granite cladding looks great so far, but don't we have aging problems when it comes to these materials (see L'Esplanades Place and FCP in T.O.)? I guess most of the tower will be glass and the granite will be a bit inset so, hopefully, it does not weather too much or too quickly.

Davis137
May 19, 2010, 3:03 AM
This building looks as though it's around half of it's floor count, or at least, half of it's final height now, judging by the webcam...

Cre47
May 20, 2010, 8:58 PM
Not sure if anyone noticed the Montreal Canadiens logo on top of the crane right beside the Broccolini sign. I hade a pretty good view of it from the 22nd floor at 66 Slater this morning

Davis137
May 24, 2010, 2:27 PM
11th floor and counting...

waterloowarrior
May 28, 2010, 10:11 PM
O'Connor Street by rmcd42 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/9051449@N04/4645896385/)
http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4015/4645896385_6c1f5c15a9_o.jpg

Davis137
May 29, 2010, 11:44 AM
I can say that another so-so vantage point for this building is from my unit's Orderly room at NDHQ...I can see this building peeking out above and around the smaller buildings now, and it's going to be clearly visable once it goes beyond 12 floors...

Awesome picture Waterloo!

concrete06
May 30, 2010, 5:03 AM
Taken May 29, by me.

http://i862.photobucket.com/albums/ab181/sci99/EDC%20May%2029%202010/IMG_2449.jpg
http://i862.photobucket.com/albums/ab181/sci99/EDC%20May%2029%202010/IMG_2450.jpg
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harls
May 30, 2010, 12:36 PM
Nice pics Mr. Concrete :tup: I went by here yesterday evening on my way to watch the 10k run and noticed those snazzy panels. Looks like a high quality project!

blackjagger
May 30, 2010, 2:14 PM
I can't wait for the glazing to start. We should atleast see a mock-up pretty soon.

O-Town Hockey
May 30, 2010, 8:55 PM
I can't wait for the glazing to start. We should atleast see a mock-up pretty soon.

I thought I saw a few panels of glass up on the East side of the building directly adjacent to its neighbouring tower. I'll check that out this week as maybe I was dreaming....

Davis137
May 31, 2010, 12:34 AM
Wow, great pics, and those panels look dynamite on the building! It also looks like the building is soon going to tower over the building beside it on O'Connor and Laurier...

harls
Jun 13, 2010, 2:49 PM
It looks like the crane was jacked recently..

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4039/4695796021_dc1b9e98cf_b.jpg

photo - me

Aylmer
Jun 13, 2010, 3:47 PM
Very nice photo!

Will it be featured in an upcoming photo thread?

:)

concrete06
Jun 20, 2010, 1:25 AM
Taken June 19 by me

http://i862.photobucket.com/albums/ab181/sci99/Construction%20June%2019%202010/IMG_2503.jpg

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blackjagger
Jun 20, 2010, 7:04 PM
Now thats nice glazing. I can't wait so see more of it.

harls
Jun 21, 2010, 12:51 PM
I count 13, 14 floors(?) so far. Going up quick.

drawarc
Jun 21, 2010, 1:28 PM
Looks good.

blackjagger
Jun 21, 2010, 1:48 PM
I count 13, 14 floors(?) so far. Going up quick.

Yeah by my count there are 5 more slabs to pour and then what ever caps the mechanical penthouse (Structure Steel)??

Josh

Davis137
Jun 22, 2010, 5:08 PM
Great Photo Updates Guys! That building is going to be awesome when it's done!

harls
Jun 27, 2010, 12:48 PM
Could you imagine working up there when the quake hit? Hope everyone had a safety harness.

Davis137
Jun 27, 2010, 5:04 PM
For a building with only 19 floors plus mechanical penthouse, it's turning out to be quite tall for it's floorcount...

ajldub
Jun 27, 2010, 7:19 PM
Uh oh is that marble exterior I see? That didn't work too well for BMO in Toronto, let's hope they know what they are doing...

rakerman
Jul 18, 2010, 2:53 PM
from Wednesday July 14, 2010

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4121/4804463877_1ab8867eea.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/rakerman/4804463877/)

Admiral Nelson
Jul 18, 2010, 4:54 PM
The similarity between the rendering and the actual building is remarkable:

http://img707.imageshack.us/img707/3457/edc07182010.jpg

Uhuniau
Jul 20, 2010, 10:11 PM
The similarity between the rendering and the actual building is remarkable:


That can't be! Where are all the little fake people ambling arm in arm on O'Connor on the rendering?

concrete06
Jul 25, 2010, 5:14 AM
Taken July 24 by me

http://i862.photobucket.com/albums/ab181/sci99/EDC%20Central%20July%2024%202010/IMG_2637.jpg
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Davis137
Jul 28, 2010, 3:43 AM
Looks like there is maybe 3 floors left to go vertical, and it's amazing that they are already installing the glass outer fascia to 3 levels of the main tower now too...great progress, and great photo updates!

blackjagger
Aug 6, 2010, 3:19 PM
It appears that they are starting on the mechanical penthouse slab today. Probably no surprise height increase coming at this point :( . Oh well, at least architectural it has some appeal and fills in another block.

Cheers,
Josh

waterloowarrior
Aug 15, 2010, 7:09 PM
11 August 2010 funderstorms flickr (http://www.flickr.com/photos/funderstorms/4889796092/)
http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4078/4889796092_0090601a6c_b.jpg

Davis137
Aug 16, 2010, 4:31 PM
I love how big this buidling is...to bad they didn't make it 10 floors taller. What it lacks in height, it certainly makes up for in aesthetics...

rakerman
Aug 20, 2010, 9:43 PM
I couldn't tell what they were doing - washing? cutting? Anyway it seemed to involve a lot of water.

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4122/4910956873_3500b33c01.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/rakerman/4910956873/)
DSC01927 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/rakerman/4910956873/) by rakerman (http://www.flickr.com/people/rakerman/), on Flickr

RTWAP
Aug 21, 2010, 7:24 AM
I couldn't tell what they were doing - washing? cutting? Anyway it seemed to involve a lot of water.

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4122/4910956873_3500b33c01.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/rakerman/4910956873/)
DSC01927 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/rakerman/4910956873/) by rakerman (http://www.flickr.com/people/rakerman/), on Flickr

Checking for leaks?

Admiral Nelson
Aug 31, 2010, 9:30 PM
I glanced at EDC while on the bus on Slater today... did my eyes deceive me or were the hoardings going down?

O-Town Hockey
Sep 1, 2010, 1:06 AM
I glanced at EDC while on the bus on Slater today... did my eyes deceive me or were the hoardings going down?

I don't know about the hoarding, but I noticed they took away the construction trailers on the weekend, making the building much more visible from Slater.

Admiral Nelson
Sep 1, 2010, 5:13 AM
I don't know about the hoarding, but I noticed they took away the construction trailers on the weekend, making the building much more visible from Slater.

:previous: Yep, that's what I meant. It's looking good!

waterloowarrior
Sep 4, 2010, 1:32 PM
29 August 2010 by southfacing
http://www.flickr.com/photos/23575605@N08/4943050491/

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4122/4943050491_7887c0cc50_z.jpg

rakerman
Sep 6, 2010, 6:09 PM
west side

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4123/4949936190_b2841e7c9b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/rakerman/4949936190/)
IMG_1214 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/rakerman/4949936190/) by rakerman (http://www.flickr.com/people/rakerman/), on Flickr

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4152/4949937296_79f17f04a3.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/rakerman/4949937296/)
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Ottawan
Sep 6, 2010, 11:46 PM
When I first saw the renders for this building, I thought that the indentations were purely for aescetic purposes. Seeing it under construction, it seems that one of them might have been included from the get-go to make it easier to place the crane. Cool.

Davis137
Sep 7, 2010, 3:34 PM
This building just gets better and better...

Admiral Nelson
Sep 12, 2010, 5:06 AM
September 10

http://img412.imageshack.us/img412/3931/52228030.jpg

O-Town Hockey
Sep 13, 2010, 12:57 AM
Forgot I had taken these photos. They are from August 1, 2010. Taken by me from the Merlot Grill atop the Ottawa Marriott. EDC's not very tall but it's definately visible from a number of prominent locations.

http://img834.imageshack.us/img834/3594/dsc02843e.jpg

http://img508.imageshack.us/img508/3875/dsc02840.jpg

Davis137
Sep 18, 2010, 6:14 PM
Ok, now that I've seen that vantage point, and a few others on here, they totally could have made that building 29 stories or more, instead of the 19 it ended up as. It wouldn't mess with ANY planes of view, wouldn't add any more shadow or wind tunneling than the surrounding buildings might already do.

I think it looks great, and I'm happy with the overall result. Just wish it was taller. Ah well, there's always Tribeca and others for that...

blackjagger
Sep 19, 2010, 4:34 PM
Ok, now that I've seen that vantage point, and a few others on here, they totally could have made that building 29 stories or more, instead of the 19 it ended up as. It wouldn't mess with ANY planes of view, wouldn't add any more shadow or wind tunneling than the surrounding buildings might already do.

I think it looks great, and I'm happy with the overall result. Just wish it was taller. Ah well, there's always Tribeca and others for that...

http://img695.imageshack.us/img695/9581/dsc02843eedited.jpg (http://img695.imageshack.us/i/dsc02843eedited.jpg/)

Pour Vous. Dirty edit, but it shows what it could have been. My guess its about 35 Stories.

Image by O-Town Hockey (hope you don't mind the edit)

Cheers,
Josh