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Old Posted May 18, 2017, 3:36 PM
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I'm just going off a blurb I read over on UT. At any rate how does something so ugly get a building permit or even out of a CAD file?
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London has only a mediocre clocktower. The area around the base is usually crawling with miscreants.

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Ugly but only a shadow of the ugliness of these two buildings:

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goddammit we build some real fuglies in this city.
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I'm just going off a blurb I read over on UT. At any rate how does something so ugly get a building permit or even out of a CAD file?
zoning doesn't account for architectural design. UT has a skewed sense of the OMB. They are simply interpreting planning policy. Where the problem lies is that planning policy in this city can be interpreting in so many ways.
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zoning doesn't account for architectural design. UT has a skewed sense of the OMB. They are simply interpreting planning policy. Where the problem lies is that planning policy in this city can be interpreting in so many ways.
In some specific cases, wouldn't architecture be a factor in whether a project gets approved or not?
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Why such confusion? I was replying to adding it to the database. There's only a handful of editors like myself and one or two that approve the drawings.
Then let's waste no time!!! How do we enlist Koops to draw a diagram of Clockzilla?
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U of T usually builds some great structures, this is not one of them turning an already ugly intersection into an even uglier one.
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The original design.



And what they are completing.




That looks like a high tech prison. Waterlooesque.
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In some specific cases, wouldn't architecture be a factor in whether a project gets approved or not?
No. A project won't be rejected because its ugly. A developer will have an easier time at rezoning coming up with a design that pleases the design review panel.
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Brilliant!

Clockzilla has got spunk. And did he just launch a Missingsausage tower at Mecclocky? Damn, there is a silver lining of National Unity to this epic battle of Fuglies. Still, I wonder about the outcome. Perhaps Clockzilla has a Luke Skywalker quality about him and he can find a structural weakness in Mecclocky and exploit it. Or just cover the thing in Depends. Maybe Clockzilla could recruit his former foes in Niagara Falls to help him win the battle.
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No. A project won't be rejected because its ugly. A developer will have an easier time at rezoning coming up with a design that pleases the design review panel.
I suppose that this is true in most parts of most cities, but there would be heritage or historic districts here and there where there is a body of some kind that reviews proposals based on aesthetic qualities, no?

I assume you just can't just build what you want (by simply complying with basic zoning) in the old part of Quebec City. For example.
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Brilliant!

Clockzilla has got spunk. And did he just launch a Missingsausage tower at Mecclocky? Damn, there is a silver lining of National Unity to this epic battle of Fuglies. Still, I wonder about the outcome. Perhaps Clockzilla has a Luke Skywalker quality about him and he can find a structural weakness in Mecclocky and exploit it. Or just cover the thing in Depends. Maybe Clockzilla could recruit his former foes in Niagara Falls to help him win the battle.
You overlooked his secret weapon: the Hammer of Reno Depot! He may end up getting assistance though from an unexpected southern cousin in the end. I do like the Depends idea!
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You overlooked his secret weapon: the Hammer of Reno Depot! He may end up getting assistance though from an unexpected southern cousin in the end. I do like the Depends idea!
I was remiss in not mentioning the Reno Depot hammer. How could I ever forget? That hammer, in the hands of Clockzilla, could be "the ultimate power in the universe!"
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You overlooked his secret weapon: the Hammer of Reno Depot! He may end up getting assistance though from an unexpected southern cousin in the end. I do like the Depends idea!
What's he going to do? Hang a petit-pointe picture of Ben Mulroney on him?
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What's he going to do? Hang a petit-pointe picture of Ben Mulroney on him?


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I bumped into Brian Mulroney on my Porter flight last week. Nice guy, enveloppes notwithstanding.

His son is a fucking disgusting sewage puddle though.
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I know this by far isn't the worst but I can see that project turning into your typical housing project in 5 years... The colours are horrible. Gives a Scarborough feel to the neighborhood.

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Ah yes. Ville St-Laurent, come for: the highway, leave through: the highway.
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Ah yes. Ville St-Laurent, come for: the highway, leave through: the highway.
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Ah yes. Ville St-Laurent, come for: the highway, leave through: the highway.
Place de l'Acadie is actually in Ahuntsic. St-Laurent is on the other side of the A40.

St-Laurent isn't that bad though. The area around Vanier College is quite nice and Bois-Franc is a good example of a well-planned modern suburban neighbourhood.
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