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Old Posted Jun 4, 2011, 6:30 AM
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This thread is nothing without Saskatoon's Sturdy Stone building.



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Awesome building! Thanks for posting.
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Old Posted Jun 4, 2011, 3:33 PM
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Ladies and gentlemen, I present to you.....Atlantic Place, St. John's most unfortunate building.


^The bulky, brick building. Note it's corresponding parking garage.
If this is the worst St John's has to offer, it's the luckiest city in Canada imo.

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As well, St. John's city hall (the bunker, as it's known) isn't the most ascetically pleasing building in the city.

The design looks interesting, but the interface to the street and pedestrian access look horrible in this picture. Weird for a city hall.
     
     
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Old Posted Jun 5, 2011, 9:35 PM
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But they have painted the parkade's green "feature" railings brown now to blend in .
The top of Atlantic place was supposed to be a hotel lobby with 11 floors above it.
The hotel was originally to have been triangular and in white precast, and there was to be a rooftop cabaret on the 20th floor.
However, the design may later have been changed to a rectangular or L shape.


Image from brochure.

The city hall is brutalist, and a matter of opinion, it's worse now though because it needs cleaning.
Interesting, that's the first time I've ever seen any sort of "plan" for the rest of Atlantic place. I wonder if the rest of the building would have looked any better than the lower half.
     
     
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^looks better on the inside.
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never been a fan of this strange thing......

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^^^

That's actually one of my favourite Montreal skycrapers, and I've always wished that something like it was built in Toronto. Though, I am a sucker for PoMo.
     
     
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That's actually one of my favourite Montreal skycrapers, and I've always wished that something like it was built in Toronto. Though, I am a sucker for PoMo.
Toronto could have used one of those with a non-flat top roof, but not that specific one.. blech.
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Awesome building! Thanks for posting.
it is hugely ironic that its name is the sturdy stone building. if you go inside the parking lot its cracked all to shit. i would say that it is cracked so much that they are having a structural nightmare with this building. i kid you not. the cracks are 3 to 4 inches wide in many cases. they are long. like up to 50 feet in some places. it looks scary.
     
     
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That's actually one of my favourite Montreal skycrapers, and I've always wished that something like it was built in Toronto. Though, I am a sucker for PoMo.
I'm surprised by how many people hate it. I too like it, especially at night.
     
     
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I also like that building. I'm not a huge fan of PoMo but I don't mind it.
     
     
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I like the way some of the interior and exterior elements reflect the Egise next door. Didn't the church own the property that was built on.
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never been a fan of this strange thing......

from the website: www.imtl.org http://www.google.ca/imgres?imgurl=h...w=1487&bih=767


Not one of the ugliest, but I've always found it rather ostentatiously ugly. Something vulgar about its appearance. My least favorite of the tall group (40 story plus) of Montreal skyscrapers.
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The Rogers Building looks like the Louvre when compared to the Toronto Police Building on Bay.
     
     
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Check out the eyesore in the background on the right.

This building has had these crappy mismatched gold windows for as long as I can remember. If they spent a little money and reclad the 10-12 floors that have the gold windows so they matched it would still be ugly, but just that much less.

Secondly, the downtown Windsor Hilton

here's the front facing Detroit


notice the back, facing Windsor, it's one big solid brick wall... (in the middle background) Thanks guys.
     
     
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behold the scourge of Oakville.



from Candianlisted at: http://oakville-on.canadianlisted.co...28_234053.html

Driving north on Trafalgar from the QEW subjects you to one of the worst "skylines" in the GTA.
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^ I'm living in Oakville right now and I agree those are an embarrassment.

I can appreciate Brutalism and all, but not those things.

Look south of the QEW for the better looking Oakville!
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Complexe G in QC is hideous. As is Guy-Favreau in Montreal, and all of those Fed building in Hull. the entire skyline of Longueuil is fugly. Then there is the Hell Building (Concordia):


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Scarboro also has a couple similar Brutalist apartment towers at Sheppard/Kennedy.

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Secondly, the downtown Windsor Hilton

here's the front facing Detroit


notice the back, facing Windsor, it's one big solid brick wall... (in the middle background) Thanks guys.
Oh boy, you think the Windsor Hilton is bad, feast your eyes upon this hideous beast!


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London's attempt.
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Old Posted Oct 26, 2011, 11:26 PM
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Oh boy, you think the Windsor Hilton is bad, feast your eyes upon this hideous beast!


(From Haljackey at SSP)

London's attempt.
You're right! That is rough looking! Atleast you have One London Place!?!?
     
     
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