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Old Posted Jan 21, 2019, 3:31 AM
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Old Posted Jan 21, 2019, 5:04 AM
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Old Posted Jan 21, 2019, 4:25 PM
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Man, the Bow is still my favourite office tower in the country, looks great in that 3rd pic Chad posted!
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Old Posted Jan 21, 2019, 4:48 PM
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I prefer the simplicity of Brookfield Place to the bow. Neither of which are my favorite office buildings in the country. Perhaps if just talking about new ones I'd put them in the top 5.
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The Bow is my #1, Brookfield doen't make my top 20 lol.
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I prefer the simplicity of Brookfield Place to the bow. Neither of which are my favorite office buildings in the country. Perhaps if just talking about new ones I'd put them in the top 5.
I also am a big fan of Brookfield. The bow doesn’t resonate with me like most people. Telus sky however is very cool.
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I am a fairly big fan of both. However, The Bow is very unique which gives it a significant edge, and Brookfield's crown lighting being a major disappointment in the end just has tarnished the whole thing for me. On the ground, Brookfield, along with its plaza and galleria, is really quite elegant and impressive though.
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Old Posted Jan 21, 2019, 7:22 PM
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The Bow could have been number one had they stuck with the original plans with the gardens and sky pods. For me it was a bit of a let down. But it is in my top 5 of new Office towers, but doesn't crack my top 10 list overall.
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Old Posted Jan 21, 2019, 9:48 PM
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They built the gardens. There are three of them...


https://www.waltersgroupinc.com/project/the-bow/
Is this private space or open to the public?
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Private, but I'm pretty sure they offer tours. The main detractor for the building is that the sky gardens were proposed as public space, and ended up being private. This developer fucked Calgary hard. They also demolished the historic York Hotel under the guise of its immediate reconstruction as part of the phase 2 mixed use building. 10 years since the demolition and all we've got is some shithole wooden bench park in the middle of downtown.
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I also am a big fan of Brookfield. The bow doesn’t resonate with me like most people. Telus sky however is very cool.
Telus Sky will be either #1 or #2 in Calgary for highrises, but I didn't mention it as I was talking about office towers specifically. Telus sky is without a doubt my favourite mixed use building in the whole country right now (unless Vancouver House is also mixed use).
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Humber Bay shore and Square One Skylines


https://urbantoronto.ca/forum/thread....10346/page-82

and from the other angle




https://urbantoronto.ca/forum/thread...a.20164/page-9

And looking south of Yonge and St. Clair

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Private, but I'm pretty sure they offer tours. The main detractor for the building is that the sky gardens were proposed as public space, and ended up being private. This developer fucked Calgary hard. They also demolished the historic York Hotel under the guise of its immediate reconstruction as part of the phase 2 mixed use building. 10 years since the demolition and all we've got is some shithole wooden bench park in the middle of downtown.


This was what I was most excited about with the design that got axed. The sky gardens with pods running all the way up the tower. It would have been one giant vertical greenhouse. Love what was built but disappointed they didn't follow through with this plan. I suppose the wanted to maximize floor space seeing as the shape of the tower is a very inefficient layout for offices as is the complaint at Toronto City Hall.

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Humber Bay shore and Square One Skylines


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and from the other angle




https://urbantoronto.ca/forum/thread...a.20164/page-9
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