it's not "bricks" like you think?, to please the faux heritage crowd... these are engineered fake brick veneers that are glued up in sheets and are paintable, so you can get the tone-on-tone look if you want to break up the homogenous look of 10 stories of what is basically vinyl siding, stamped to look like bricks. Almost as bad as stucco imo. I need more steel and glass.
You guys freak out because it might resemble the Royal Connaught. Not even close. More craftsmen talent went into Connaught's cornice than this entire building will. They (builders) don't lay bricks anymore, too expensive. When you can glue sheets of stuff that look like bricks for a fraction of the cost, and still keep the heritage people happy.
But then again, I don't want to see bricks, real or fake. Bring on a post-mod design with steel and glass. Show us the next design that follows post-mod or at least give us a 90s version of it. Not this trash.
The headdress was cool on the original design. It looked like it was to reflect lighting on it downward and give a glowing effect to the headdress. Something that our skyline could really use..... lighting. And even a little spire was incorporated, imagine that, the first scraper in Hamilton with a real spire.
This is horrible compared to the original rendering. Even the new roof is lame, what is that? A suburban Home Depot garden lattice crown? Give him the grant/loans but require he builds something like the original plan.
Last edited by realcity; Jul 9, 2012 at 4:32 PM.