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Old Posted Jun 21, 2018, 12:31 PM
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It's astounding how people at this site will argue anything. There can be one tiny little cloud off in the distance and because of that, they will argue that the sky isn't really blue.

EAP for example, has a top that is reminiscent of the rocky mountains which even lights up at night to simulate the snow-capped tops of the nearby mountains. Even Suncor (which few people, myself included, would consider an architectural masterpiece) has an unusual shape and is also located diagonally on it's lot which makes for some interesting geometry.

Yet a featureless glass box like Brookfield is better?

Amazing
Likewise, that a different opinion is immediately construed as arguing. I have my favourite style too however, I appreciate all forms of expression. Simplicity isn't banal. Mediocrity is. I don't read too much into the architectural inspiration either. It usually cheesy and self aggrandizing.

These towers have their pros and cons. I don't find any exceptionally better than the rest of the pack. They are just different from one another.

The one thing I have learned meeting architects is that simplicity is much harder to pull off than complex geometry. The subtleties stand out more. You can get away with a lot less. You see it on SSP as well. Fans of skyscrapers, architecture, urban form are a lot more forgiving of a mediocre complex form that is seen as unique than a well crafted simple "box" that is seen as commonplace. The odds are exact duplicates don't exist for either.
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8. Massey Tower (Toronto): 208.3m / 683ft
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10. YC Condos (Toronto): 198m / 650ft
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It is crazy how much of an impact two towers can have on an entire skyline.
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Old Posted Jun 24, 2018, 6:08 PM
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It's nice to see Toronto finally getting some tall buildings

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I'm sorry Phil, I don't see how saying I like something is an argument? I didn't put down other buildings or compare this to any either. I am sorry Phil we don't all like the same things as you. Wouldn't the world be some much easier if we all did. Imagine the variety. A skyline full of Bankers Halls, how amazing would that be Phil?

If you can point out where I argued Phil I would appreciate it, otherwise get over yourself and understand everybody here will like different things.

Fair enough, there's no crime in liking Brookfield just because I don't (or really, any person with a pair of functioning eyes) doesn't mean someone else can't appreciate it's boring, bland, uninspired featurelessness.

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The one thing I have learned meeting architects is that simplicity is much harder to pull off than complex geometry. The subtleties stand out more. You can get away with a lot less. You see it on SSP as well. Fans of skyscrapers, architecture, urban form are a lot more forgiving of a mediocre complex form that is seen as unique than a well crafted simple "box" that is seen as commonplace. The odds are exact duplicates don't exist for either.
I have no idea what any of that means
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Old Posted Jun 24, 2018, 6:35 PM
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I have no idea what any of that means
No surprise there. Less is Less. More is more. Good doesn't matter.
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It's nice to see Toronto finally getting some tall buildings



Fair enough, there's no crime in liking Brookfield just because I don't (or really, any person with a pair of functioning eyes) doesn't mean someone else can't appreciate it's boring, bland, uninspired featurelessness.

You probably wouldn't get or appreciate Mies Van der Rohe projects then. Where his works are all about the details and can still go toe to toe with the most modern buildings going up today.


Is this " boring, bland, uninspired featurelessness" to you?
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There is one tenant (a law firm) currently occupying 5 or so floors. Apparently Cenovus is set to move in this year as well.
Cenovus is still planning to be moving in this year, but it was pushed back a couple months.

I feel like ScotiaBank is moving their regional offices into the tower as well, or maybe it was just the retail location in the base?
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It is crazy how much of an impact two towers can have on an entire skyline.
Now they need to fix that ghastly street. It's depressing just looking at it.
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