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Old Posted Aug 16, 2007, 5:14 PM
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yes I took that photo... after sampling many, many beers! lol
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Old Posted Aug 16, 2007, 7:29 PM
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i was amazed at how much better architecture has become in toronto in the past 3-5yrs.
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Old Posted Aug 18, 2007, 4:09 PM
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The market demands it. People are paying so much money for their closet apartments, the least they can expect from the developer is an attempt at style and sophistication.
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Old Posted Aug 18, 2007, 4:10 PM
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Old Posted Aug 19, 2007, 6:53 PM
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Look at how the three Royal Bank towers in Toronto are all pretty much the same height.

1. 2. 3.

1. Royal Trust Tower - 183 m
2. RBC Centre - 183 m
3. Royal Bank Plaza - 180 m
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Old Posted Aug 21, 2007, 7:35 PM
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Look at how the three Royal Bank towers in Toronto are all pretty much the same height.

1. 2. 3.

1. Royal Trust Tower - 183 m
2. RBC Centre - 183 m
3. Royal Bank Plaza - 180 m

hummm if i was the Royal Bank i'd build a 400-500 meter tower, and just sell those three off for office space. some one should tell them they'd be more organized if they only had 1 tower
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Old Posted Aug 21, 2007, 10:16 PM
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I think each building houses mostly separate companies which just happen to come under the RBC/Royal Bank name.
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Old Posted Aug 22, 2007, 12:40 AM
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And none of the towers is taller than Place Ville Marie in Montreal.

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Here is some construction at Bay Adelaide

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Old Posted Aug 23, 2007, 8:06 PM
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maldive posted a new toronto rendering, with all the latest proposals on u/c buildings.
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Old Posted Aug 23, 2007, 8:13 PM
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where is this rendering, is it a newer one than previous?
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Old Posted Aug 23, 2007, 8:30 PM
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Old Posted Aug 24, 2007, 2:38 AM
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Maldive your work is absolutely fantastic. So what year am I looking at Toronto here? 2015?
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Old Posted Aug 24, 2007, 3:03 AM
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Y'kno, I think I actually prefer the 'before' photo...






















Just kidding.

Nice render Maldive, though I did notice some of the buildings do seem to be somewhat exaggerated in height, but it nice to see it all in one compilation none the less.
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Old Posted Aug 24, 2007, 12:28 PM
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I don't think there is any exaggeration... I guessed at 1 Bloor East but given it is nearly 30 storeys taller than Manulife (plus a huge crown) it's probably not far off... (Manulife has short ceiling heights).

And from this angle, the north/south skyline rises with grade so 500' at the lake is much shorter than 500' at St. Clair.

Even Aura isn't out of scale from this angle. If you look at the financial district, all new buildings are fairly proportionate to existing tower like Scotia @ 900 feet.

Trump even had it's foreskin removed...
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Old Posted Aug 24, 2007, 4:30 PM
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Maldive what is that big building, just south of Aura?
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Old Posted Aug 24, 2007, 6:03 PM
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If you are talking about the one equal in height to Aura... I mentioned in my original post (no-one reads of course, just gawk!) that this was my only indulgence... the rumoured 50 storey office tower (my design) on University Ave. Just looks so tall there (dwarfs One City Hall Phase 2) I couldn't resist.

Almost everything else is of course underway or will be within a year or so.
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Old Posted Aug 24, 2007, 7:34 PM
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which corner will have the reconstructed heritage facade? the left or right corner?

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Old Posted Aug 25, 2007, 2:39 PM
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The north-west corner - the right side of the photo (where the small crane on the truck is now). The facade should face both west and north for the 13 floors of the original building that stood there.
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Old Posted Aug 25, 2007, 5:06 PM
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Here's a "compilation" render I did for the Canada section... a skyline created of only new projects in Toronto... seems appropriate for this thread.


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Old Posted Aug 25, 2007, 9:02 PM
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awesome guys, spent my first time in toronto this past january. went in with a idea of it and was blowen away. Planning to move here, if all goes well and it looks like this, i'd be glad to call it home.
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