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Old Posted Jan 30, 2018, 4:15 PM
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Butterfly roofs just suck, period. They can look good but they are a poor design choice for a variety of reasons
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Assuming no leaks for a while.... stunning. Bravo.
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Old Posted Jan 30, 2018, 6:34 PM
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I didn't realise the Leonard Cohen mural was that large.
Didn't even see it till you mentioned it, but yeah, huge! I like it, that's a good treatment for a blank wall.

Speaking of huge, those Toronto pics, wow!
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^Those Toronto pics... WOW! Beautiful pictures of a pretty awesome city
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Old Posted Jan 30, 2018, 10:17 PM
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Old Posted Jan 30, 2018, 10:21 PM
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Butterfly roofs just suck, period. They can look good but they are a poor design choice for a variety of reasons
https://www.daniels.utoronto.ca/news...adina-crescent

Pic 18. Any idea what those balls are?
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Old Posted Jan 30, 2018, 10:54 PM
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^ voided slab, or bubble deck I’d guess. Used to reduce the amount of concrete in a slab and lighten the weight of the deck. Same idea as a honeycomb deck but doesn’t require any forming
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^ voided slab, or bubble deck I’d guess. Used to reduce the amount of concrete in a slab and lighten the weight of the deck. Same idea as a honeycomb deck but doesn’t require any forming
Probably to create a pattern on the ceiling is my guess. There doesn't appear to be rebar below them, so they look to be purely in the concrete.
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This looks so big it loses context. This is like multiple skylines from cities like Calgary, Edmonton, Montreal and Vancouver stacked together. How many kms long is it I wonder?

It's still so strange to me that Toronto's skyline moves inland away from the lake unlike other waterfront cities like Chicago where they stretch along the shoreline.
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Old Posted Jan 30, 2018, 11:59 PM
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It's interesting how that yellow raking light looks so unique to Edmonton. Calgary gets a more orange light it seems.
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It's still so strange to me that Toronto's skyline moves inland away from the lake unlike other waterfront cities like Chicago where they stretch along the shoreline.

The lakeshore was traditionally industrial, so the favoured quarter skewed north - and the development followed.
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This looks so big it loses context. This is like multiple skylines from cities like Calgary, Edmonton, Montreal and Vancouver stacked together. How many kms long is it I wonder?
The continuous chain of skyscrapers stretches from the lake to about Ramsden park on the southern border of Rosedale, which is just to the left of that first picture. That's about 4 km.
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This is like multiple skylines from cities like Calgary, Edmonton, Montreal and Vancouver stacked together.
Objection sir!


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^ voided slab, or bubble deck I’d guess. Used to reduce the amount of concrete in a slab and lighten the weight of the deck. Same idea as a honeycomb deck but doesn’t require any forming
Interesting. Sounds reasonable. I have never been inside so I became curious and called upon google. I've never quite seen that.
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Old Posted Jan 31, 2018, 1:37 AM
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Probably to create a pattern on the ceiling is my guess. There doesn't appear to be rebar below them, so they look to be purely in the concrete.
Have to check it out.
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Old Posted Jan 31, 2018, 1:45 AM
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Maybe 20 years ago. For better or worse, there's no contest anymore in size. You just have to look at the numbers.
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