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Old Posted Aug 10, 2018, 2:46 AM
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It's a bit old but what about Aura? It's an anchor for the skyline, especially viewed from the east or west. Also L-Tower is cool.
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Old Posted Aug 10, 2018, 2:57 AM
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Outside of massive cities like New York, most major cities have only one structure that can be called iconic of that city. Hard to think of more than a couple of cities in the world that have more than one iconic building. Can't imagine how it won't ever be the CN Tower for Toronto.

I don't even think the Gehry towers (if they got built) would surpass it. Gerhy's 8 Spruce is nice and all, but if you showed 9/10 people a picture of it, they'd have never seen it and have no idea what city it's from.
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Old Posted Aug 10, 2018, 3:21 AM
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I don't think either of those buildings will become iconic outside of their respective cities. Most people in the rest of Canada let alone the world will have no idea they even exist.
There is obviously different level of "iconic". On the upmost level, only a few buildings in the world would be recognize by the majority of people (The Eiffel tower, Big Ben, the Coliseum, The Empire State building).

On a lower level, for anyone who is interested in architecture and cities, the spectre is wider and I bet Vancouver House will fall into that category. But there is so much new extravagant constructions everywhere in the world, that very few new buildings will become internationally iconic to the point where they are recognize by the majority. Even something like Shanghai tower, or that new tower in Tokyo, or even the Burj Khalifa will probably never achieve the iconic stature of the Eiffel Tower or the Empire Sate building.
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Old Posted Aug 10, 2018, 4:35 AM
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There is obviously different level of "iconic". On the upmost level, only a few buildings in the world would be recognize by the majority of people (The Eiffel tower, Big Ben, the Coliseum, The Empire State building).

On a lower level, for anyone who is interested in architecture and cities, the spectre is wider and I bet Vancouver House will fall into that category. But there is so much new extravagant constructions everywhere in the world, that very few new buildings will become internationally iconic to the point where they are recognize by the majority. Even something like Shanghai tower, or that new tower in Tokyo, or even the Burj Khalifa will probably never achieve the iconic stature of the Eiffel Tower or the Empire Sate building.
As far as a "lesser tier" of iconic towers go in Toronto, I'd offer Picasso Condos:


https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/F...20170416_1.jpg


I'd also offer Mies Van der Rohe's TD Centre. It's an International Style masterpiece.


https://onedio.com/haber/60larda-ins...12-bina-564417


Exhibit Condos:


http://urbantoronto.ca/news/2016/11/...bit-residences


Absolute World/Marilyn Monroe Towers (yes technically this is Mississauga):


https://www.archdaily.com/306566/abs...mad-architects


River City 3 (still U/C):


http://urbantoronto.ca/database/proj...condos-phase-3



I also personally think that E Condos is super cool, but I might be alone on that:


https://toronto.skyrisecities.com/fo....17683/page-89


New City Hall is of course so iconic that it's not only the city's logo, but has played roles in both film and television:


http://urbantoronto.ca/news/2015/09/...-new-city-hall


And finally, The One (U/C):


https://www.rew.ca/news/canada-s-tal...nto-1.23062114
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Old Posted Aug 10, 2018, 4:59 AM
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As far as a "lesser tier" of iconic towers go in Toronto, I'd offer Picasso Condos:


https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/F...20170416_1.jpg
Um, this is a smart and stylish contemporary condo building.
At least to me.
I hope everyone on here realizes too...

Just too bad the podium looks like some parking garage or something that bland.
To be real class-A++, you must bury parked cars.
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Old Posted Aug 10, 2018, 1:55 PM
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Um, this is a smart and stylish contemporary condo building.
At least to me.
I hope everyone on here realizes too...

Just too bad the podium looks like some parking garage or something that bland.
To be real class-A++, you must bury parked cars.

That's the back side of the podium facing an alley way. Also I believe the parking is buried.

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Montréal, from Griffintown


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Very few existing buildings and almost no new buildings in Toronto have above ground parking. For all of our faults that's one thing that has always been handled well, and it does have a significant impact.
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Canada House towers have been approved and sales are strong, sales office is being moved and construction will begin in the coming months...


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Old Posted Aug 11, 2018, 4:30 PM
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Not looking forward to Canada House. Wish it would get canned. Would almost rather have a vacant lot for 5 more years.
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Not looking forward to Canada House. Wish it would get canned. Would almost rather have a vacant lot for 5 more years.
I agree. So much more could be done with the site.
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Not looking forward to Canada House. Wish it would get canned. Would almost rather have a vacant lot for 5 more years.
It seems like the most blatant money grab for foreign Chinese investment.
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Old Posted Aug 11, 2018, 5:17 PM
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10 York looks great in that aerial though. A solid addition to the financial district skyline.

10 years ago I wouldve never thought we'd be seeing higher quality large scale condo developments east of the CBD and projects like Canada House west of the CBD.
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Canada House towers have been approved and sales are strong, sales office is being moved and construction will begin in the coming months...


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That looks amazing..
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