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Old Posted Apr 16, 2018, 8:09 PM
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Originally Posted by GeneralLeeTPHLS View Post
Man......that cladding looks pretty promising. Personally I don't see the economics behind tearing down either of the office towers that have been perched at the corner of Yonge and Bloor for a few years now.....especially considering the other site constraints expressed before and the fact that their both 30 floors tall. Although they're not the greatest architectural statements of their time, they serve as respectable and formerly intimidating buildings that just immediately let one know that they were at the junction of Yonge and Bloor.
Yet the old Delta Chelsea (now Eaton Chelsea), the biggest hotel in the country, is coming down to build something larger. People have a tendency to believe that certain things are a constant, especially if they have an emotional attachment to it. The reality is that the only constant is change. The Bay and CIBC towers won't be there forever even if it's hard for some of us to imagine them gone.

Even some of the towers we're building today will be gone in 50 years. We take down buildings younger than that all the time.
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