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Old Posted Dec 3, 2017, 4:22 AM
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1. The One (Toronto): 306.3m / 1005ft
[IMG]https://muse.jhu.edu/article/447351/pdf by Josh Kenn Photographics, on Flickr[/IMG]
[IMG]https://muse.jhu.edu/article/447351/pdf by Josh Kenn Photographics, on Flickr[/IMG]
7. Massey Tower (Toronto): 208.3m / 683ft
Podium:
[IMG]TJ026576 by Josh Kenn Photographics, on Flickr[/IMG]
[IMG]TJ026577 by Josh Kenn Photographics, on Flickr[/IMG]
[IMG]TJ026578 by Josh Kenn Photographics, on Flickr[/IMG]
[IMG]TJ026579 by Josh Kenn Photographics, on Flickr[/IMG]
Corner of the backside:
[IMG]TJ026584 by Josh Kenn
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This turd is right up on height to the tower just west of it:
[IMG]https://muse.jhu.edu/article/447351/pdf by Josh Kenn Photographics, on Flickr[/IMG][IMG]https://muse.jhu.edu/article/447351/pdf by Josh Kenn Photographics, on Flickr[/IMG]
8. Residences of 488 University Avenue (Toronto): 207m / 679ft
[IMG]TJ026506 by Josh Kenn Photographics, on Flickr[/IMG]
[IMG]TJ026508 by Josh Kenn Photographics, on Flickr[/IMG]
Background, left:
[IMG]TJ026571 by Josh Kenn Photographics, on Flickr[/IMG]
10. YC Condos (Toronto): 198m / 650ft
[IMG]TJ026567 by Josh Kenn Photographics, on Flickr[/IMG]
[IMG]https://muse.jhu.edu/article/447351/pdf by Josh Kenn Photographics, on Flickr[/IMG]
[IMG]https://muse.jhu.edu/article/447351/pdf by Josh Kenn Photographics, on Flickr[/IMG]
[IMG]https://muse.jhu.edu/article/447351/pdf by Josh Kenn Photographics, on Flickr[/IMG]
[IMG]https://muse.jhu.edu/article/447351/pdf by Josh Kenn Photographics, on Flickr[/IMG]
[IMG]https://muse.jhu.edu/article/447351/pdf by Josh Kenn Photographics, on Flickr[/IMG]
[IMG]https://muse.jhu.edu/article/447351/pdf by Josh Kenn Photographics, on Flickr[/IMG]
[IMG]https://muse.jhu.edu/article/447351/pdf by Josh Kenn Photographics, on Flickr[/IMG]
[IMG]https://muse.jhu.edu/article/447351/pdf by Josh Kenn Photographics, on Flickr[/IMG]
[IMG]https://muse.jhu.edu/article/447351/pdf by Josh Kenn Photographics, on Flickr[/IMG]
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If memory serves, a short while ago your order of priorities was as follows:

1. Skyscrapers
2. Money
3. Women
My plan is all 3, but on the most massive scale.

Because of the skyscrapers, I will link to it here. But you will also see the naughty parts as well.
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My plan is all 3, but on the most massive scale.

Because of the skyscrapers, I will link to it here. But you will also see the naughty parts as well.
Yess!!! Where's the link to your skyscraper porno site? And are you hiring??
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Yess!!! Where's the link to your skyscraper porno site? And are you hiring??
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GeneralLeeTPHLS to the rescue! And good luck to you in your future endeavours, Cal. You had a good run.
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Partially, but in that area more so due to ice build up from the coffer dams.
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Minus the towers cladding I personally like the way this is looking with the black and white balconies. It's a nice touch that they painted the undersides black and white to match the glass. It's a shame that attention to detail wasn't done on the entire project. Definitely not as terrible as some are saying IMO.

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It's one giant mess.
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Minus the towers cladding I personally like the way this is looking with the black and white balconies. It's a nice touch that they painted the undersides black and white to match the glass. It's a shame that attention to detail wasn't done on the entire project. Definitely not as terrible as some are saying IMO.

[IMG]https://muse.jhu.edu/article/447351/pdf by Josh Kenn Photographics, on Flickr[/IMG]
This is the first picture that doesn't make me hate it. The black and white is pretty neat. Still a total mess though, could have been way better.
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I dont think curtain wall would have been feasible for YC
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It's one giant mess.
I think there are so many towers going up on Yonge Street, that whether you hate this one or love it, or indifferent like me. It really wont make much of an impact.
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I think there are so many towers going up on Yonge Street, that whether you hate this one or love it, or indifferent like me. It really wont make much of an impact.
It makes a negative impact if you are into good architecture, and not just into height and numbers.

A huge impact in this case because of its location near the intersection of College and Yonge and next to one of the nicest heritage buildings in downtown Toronto.

But I guess it's just me.
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Yonge Street is a giant clusterfu*k!

Has always been that way, no big deal.
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Has always been that way, no big deal.
And that attitude is precisely why so much of Toronto looks like shit. Torontonians have historically not been all that picky about what things look like. Crappy buildings, crappy sidewalks, overhead wire disasters everywhere, depressing subway stations, etc. When a population doesn't care, it shows.
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And that attitude is precisely why so much of Toronto looks like shit. Torontonians have historically not been all that picky about what things look like. Crappy buildings, crappy sidewalks, overhead wire disasters everywhere, depressing subway stations, etc. When a population doesn't care, it shows.
Depressing subway stations? Sure compared to some of Montreal's but they are a reflection of the time they were built and are much nicer then most metro stations built elsewhere in N.A at the time. That argument also doesn't stand up when you look at the current stations about to open in 10 days time.

[IMG]Spadina Subway Extension Open House - Vaughan Metropolitan Centre Station by wyliepoon, on Flickr[/IMG]

[IMG]Spadina Subway Extension Open House - Pioneer Village by wyliepoon, on Flickr[/IMG]

[IMG]Spadina Subway Extension Open House - Pioneer Village by wyliepoon, on Flickr[/IMG]

And aside from wider sidewalks I like that Yonge street is an organic sometimes tacky mishmash of styles. It's a reflection of the city. As long as our other avenues can mature into grander more refined routes I think we should let Yonge be Yonge.
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Yeah the new Subway stations opening next week are really modern and nice looking. Unfortunately back in the 50's and 60's when most of Toronto's stations were u/c the style wasn't that great.

When it comes to buildings, I agree Toronto has a greater share of tacky/boring glass boxes. Its unfortunate but also important to not paint the entire city with that brush. There have been some solid high quality and or very unique towers come out of the recent boom including: One Bloor East, Four Seasons, ICE Towers, Harbour Plaza Towers, Theatre Park, the new Delta Hotel.

And there some pretty awesome towers under construction as we speak that should turn out quite well: The One, CIBC Square, Wellesley On The Park, and Massey Tower to name a few. We are also starting to get some great proposals like the Mirvish Towers, One Yonge Development, The Well, and many more.

Give Toronto time, it's still growing very fast. I would tend to agree that there are too many mediocre glass boxes, but there is some promise on the horizon.
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