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Old Posted May 31, 2018, 1:35 AM
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That sure does look like an impressive skyline.
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Today, cell phone shots

Took this off the Yonge bus, excavation continues:
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Old Posted Oct 31, 2018, 1:00 AM
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Nice!

The third best skyline in this hemisphere needs a supertall (minus CN tower)
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I was traveling in London and on a walk happened upon Fosters office. Saw this in the window along.

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Old Posted Oct 31, 2018, 10:18 PM
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I think the height has increased, insignificantly, to 309 metres.
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Old Posted Nov 1, 2018, 2:03 AM
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That's right, 308.6 metres in fact. Also, this is 85 floors now. Mods please update the thread title.

http://skyscraperpage.com/cities/?buildingID=105731

BTW that insignificant increase brings it Tallest in the City by Roof height...
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Old Posted Nov 1, 2018, 7:41 AM
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Perhaps One Yonge and Mirvish-Gehry will make minor adjustments to vie for that title. I remember the Stinson-Strumpf contest of 10+ years ago.
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Old Posted Nov 2, 2018, 4:21 AM
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Old Posted Nov 4, 2018, 8:46 PM
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Good to see that Canada is finally getting a supertall highrise. It's a bit surprising to me that the city with the world's tallest free-standing structure for 34 years never had a supertall skyscraper until now. This building is *THE ONE* that we all have been waiting for!
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Good to see that Canada is finally getting a supertall highrise. It's a bit surprising to me that the city with the world's tallest free-standing structure for 34 years never had a supertall skyscraper until now. This building is *THE ONE* that we all have been waiting for!

That's true, although First Canadian Place was built in 1975 and is just 2 metres shy of supertall status, but yes it's good to see something besides the CN Tower finally breach that 300 metre barrier. There are a few more on the way, too!
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Old Posted Nov 29, 2018, 4:37 AM
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I took this just a few hours ago off my cell phone;
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Let's cross our fingers and hope that Sammy gets this built

If he does, it will be a huge coup for him, the city, and even the country
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A long time coming! Glad to see this one rolling now!
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Old Posted Dec 31, 2018, 9:32 AM
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This view down Yonge St. includes YC Condos, Halo on Yonge,
Wellesley on the Park, 10 Wellesley W, The One, Number One Bloor,
The Clover on Yonge, Teahouse and a little piece of 2 Carlton.

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Nice!

The third best skyline in this hemisphere needs a supertall (minus CN tower)
We've had one since 1975 it's called the First Canadian Place. If you're still not convinced, here's what i consider proof:


Take note that the building on the right which is The New York Times Building Is somehow considered a supertall on Wikipedia but as you can clearly see this could't possibly be true and get this, the roof height of the building is 227.4 m, that's right it doesn't even reach 240 meters which is 10 meters underneath 250 meters while the first canadian place not only reaches 290 meters but it's over 295 meters tall! not to mention atop that there's an even thicker antenna reaching over 350 meters.

But let me illustrate to everyone my new decision. In trade for no longer including spires as official height there will now be a 10 meter allow limit for buildings 10 meters short of 300 meters. All buildings 290 meters or more now round up and are considered Supertalls! But spires are left out because they are indeferenchiadable from antennas and don't realistically make a building any taller except for maybe the odd very thick spire which are very uncommon...(Actually One small example of this is the Empire state buildings spire which counts because it's bulk size and habitable floors making is a 381 m tall building) From the eyes point of view 98% on average of people see a building with a higher roof height as taller than those with a higher height with spires/antennas.

Behold!! This is just North America and the West:







I am Coining this new SuperTall logic as of today, January 6th 2019 as I feel strongly that the dirty Rich Corporate industry cannot be trustworthy valid deciders of what the Official height of a building should be because I know this for sure for more reasons than i could ever type in this post. But most of all I know how the dirty rich mindstate works and i can tell you one thing, we the people are capable of making better decisions than they are! The suit people will never even overlook what official height is because well... they're busy making money and doing business.




As for these.... I'll admit the Chrysler building comes close i'm not sure whether it's supertall since it's roofspire comes close



Here's a comparison that i thought i should note to:




Ok ok so i can't make something official but all we needed was common sense! what do you guys think of my new idea?

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Old Posted Jan 11, 2019, 6:53 AM
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Here is a short video I made showing how The One should look once completed:

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Old Posted Jan 11, 2019, 5:32 PM
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Thanks for making this video, and the other images you posted previously. They helped me appreciate how many skyscrapers and high-rises Toronto has (I had expected fewer). Easily one of North America's top five skylines, possibly #3 as someone else said, but IMO it needs a supertall skyscraper, not tower, that really dominates. First Canadian Place is just a little taller than Scotia Plaza and Aura at College Park, and in 2021 The One will be barely taller than First Canadian Place. Perhaps Toronto is just too satisfied with CN Tower, but again it's a tower, not a skyscraper. We are all skyscraper enthusiasts here, not tower enthusiasts. It would be much nicer to have a very prominent skyscraper, which probably would need to be at least 400 m.

Let me make it clear that I am not bashing Toronto. As I said, its skyline is one of the most impressive in North America. What I am saying that it could be even better, by having a supertall skyscraper that really stands out.

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