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Old Posted Mar 16, 2018, 2:30 PM
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By "featured you", do you mean used a photo you took as the third of three images in an article that has nothing to do with you at all?
yup pretty much - hey any sort of mentioning is cool in my book hehe

perhaps featuring was the wrong word - more "briefly mentioned in reference to an image" hehe
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It must have been on the inside or in the rear courtyard. I just looked at the building in google maps and I couldn't find it, even going back to 2009.
you wouldn't - that feature was above every single window - where they later covered it with the peach square panels. They go waaaay back. Part of one of the original features of the building.



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Did those features get preserved, if they had survived to the end? I don't recall ever seeing that.

It is an interesting photo though.
They did not - in ontario anyways - they mold used to make them however was used on a building in vancouver, which is where this picture is from. It is the only surviving authentic pressed image made from the original hamilton kresges mold.

The ones in hamilton were brutally hacked out and replaced by the peach panels.

Unfortunately the bottom "eagle wings" or "sun rays" image you see on the original kresges image underneath the fountain mold does not appear to have a surviving copy anymore.
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A nice image of robinsons and the buildings along james st s:

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I'm just old enough to remember the tail end of the department store/ five and dime era.

Traumatic memories of being dragged from Eaton's to Kresge's to Robinson's, etc.

Pure torture for a young boy.
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I'm just old enough to remember the tail end of the department store/ five and dime era.

Traumatic memories of being dragged from Eaton's to Kresge's to Robinson's, etc.

Pure torture for a young boy.
Yeah I was the same age.. and that's exactly the same memories I had..

My worst memories was the textile strip on ottawa st.. pure torture for a kid..

I remember even back then thinking the interiors of those dept stores felt dated..
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Check out this craziness.. I say if you go futuristic, go FULL futuristic. This is on 520 West 28th Street in New York.

https://ny.curbed.com/2018/3/19/1713...nterior-photos

















The curves and clean sweeps remind me of an apple product, and it's only about 11 stories, proof that it's not about the height of a building, but the quality of its construction.

My main issue with most "modern" construction is simply that it's boring - I like innovative designs - it's one reason I love heritage buildings. I am all FOR modern construction if it is imaginative.. but one can only take so many glass rectangles..

Also kudos to them on the curved glass - I can only think of 2 or 3 places in the entire city where curved glass remains on a structure..



Also this image shows something I've really wanted to see in hamilton - green walkway above ground bridge walkways. I love it!

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Some images of the interior:





















The prices are absolutely absurd though - I checked one rental listing - $18,000 a MONTH - I kid you not. New york is insane.
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^Love it. That's how you do modern.
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^Love it. That's how you do modern.
The closest design we have to this is that building proposed across from that big parking lot downtown, the white one..
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I like the exterior design, and while the interior looks cool - I wouldn't like to live with that aesthetic. It looks way too cold and sterile.
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I like the exterior design, and while the interior looks cool - I wouldn't like to live with that aesthetic. It looks way too cold and sterile.
I'd have to agree with you on that - but keep in mind the insides aren't furnished in these pics, which fails to give you an idea of what a lived in space might ultimately look like. I personally don't like the kitchen though - esp. that blank glossy white wall.
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I'd have to agree with you on that - but keep in mind the insides aren't furnished in these pics, which fails to give you an idea of what a lived in space might ultimately look like. I personally don't like the kitchen though - esp. that blank glossy white wall.
Yea, even imagining it furnished - it still feels cold.
It would feel like I'm on the set of the original Star Wars movie.
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Yea, even imagining it furnished - it still feels cold.
It would feel like I'm on the set of the original Star Wars movie.
I think that's kinda the point though.. for that whole futuristic feel..

The thing I hate the most though is the windowless bathroom - I hate feeling enclosed like that.. I need sunlight.

That and you know.. the pillar in the middle of the room..
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Yea, even imagining it furnished - it still feels cold.
It would feel like I'm on the set of the original Star Wars movie.
It's like it's designed for Cloud City on Bespin. I have a tall hairy friend who'd complete the look.
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Personally I would love to see more green development like this hotel in singapore:













There is no reason the footprints we take up that should be for wildlife cannot be returned to it on the building. I'd love to see roofs like this and outcroppings like they have like this. And why not? Why do the buildings all have to be sterile? Why do we have to be doomed to have a city of concrete and glass?

How awesome are those walkways?? I mean they even have a level with pools and pool chairs to recline on! THIS is the type of development we should be creating! I bet something like that would really counter depression too with all the plants surrounding you as well! It's absolutely perfect.
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Fabulous.

Would it look as good in a cold climate as it does in the Tropics, I wonder.

I also wonder if we aren't too conservative in Canada. I can imagine all the neighbourhood associations being up in arms about a design like that.

It's modern. It's beautiful. It's creative without being silly. It looks functional. And it doesn't look like it's trying too hard to be any of those things. Contrast that with the ROM addition or the Seattle Public Library or anything by Gehry which are more in the 'I'm-weird-just-for-the-sake-of-it' category.
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Fabulous.

Would it look as good in a cold climate as it does in the Tropics, I wonder.

I also wonder if we aren't too conservative in Canada. I can imagine all the neighbourhood associations being up in arms about a design like that.

It's modern. It's beautiful. It's creative without being silly. It looks functional. And it doesn't look like it's trying too hard to be any of those things. Contrast that with the ROM addition or the Seattle Public Library or anything by Gehry which are more in the 'I'm-weird-just-for-the-sake-of-it' category.
I've seen trees on some sub-levels of condos in toronto - I don't think it's that far of a stretch - worse comes to worse you bring in those kinda plants in the winter. I think it's a beautiful idea to combine nature with architecture.. I mean there is literally no excuse to build a building and not replace the green land you took up to build it somewhere on the building... hence green roofs. Build bridges between condos and you can literally just walk around several feet up in the air and feel like you never left a forest or green space.

But take it one step further and make it nicer - heck there are some places in the world where there are entire giant trees and forests on top of the buildings - sure the amt of space has to be rather substantial and deep for the roots but it's just beautiful - one thing cities need is green space - why not make each condo a self-contained ecosystem? Animals benefit, nature benefits, people benefit.

Imagine seeing rows upon rows of beautiful flowers going all the way up a building - seeing trees and bushes.. just simply beautiful.

The best part? The bottom part can be layered with a wealth of trees and flowers and shrubs, and could totally conceal a parking garage to the point you forget it's even there!
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Yeah, I'd like to see their spin on a cold climate version. I'm sure it would be a lot more inward looking, however.
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Personally I would love to see more green development like this hotel in singapore:













There is no reason the footprints we take up that should be for wildlife cannot be returned to it on the building. I'd love to see roofs like this and outcroppings like they have like this. And why not? Why do the buildings all have to be sterile? Why do we have to be doomed to have a city of concrete and glass?

How awesome are those walkways?? I mean they even have a level with pools and pool chairs to recline on! THIS is the type of development we should be creating! I bet something like that would really counter depression too with all the plants surrounding you as well! It's absolutely perfect.

Not quite sold on these. I'd much rather more detail be given to landscaping at street level. I think these "earth" buildings are a fad, really.
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So as we draw closer to the end of the year , any bold predictions for the crane scene in 2018.

Top 5 For Sure Sites that we will see construction (this will be sad if indeed they dont start).

Top 5 Surprise Sites (this will be a hard list, dead/quiet today - but get crane in sky in 2018)

Top 5 Hype Sites, but will continue to be excellent parking lots or vacant buildings for the whole year
Well four months later ....

I think we have just got one up so far - congrats 467 Charlton. Platinum Condos next?
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Oh my god I just noticed that bayfront park looks like a giant canadian goose head honking..



HOOOOONK!
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