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Old Posted Jan 11, 2017, 1:06 AM
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The first comment (guy from Boston) comes off as classic anti-Vancouver trolling rhetoric. He would probably love the tower if it were in Boston.
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I'm surprised we haven't imported more asian starchitects already to build condos to sell to obviously other asians...
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That's exciting!
Don't get too excited. When have you seen a building in Vancouver that actually looked like the render? Remember the Telus Garden residential tower?
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I'm surprised we haven't imported more asian starchitects already to build condos to sell to obviously other asians...
The most expensive resale unit (5203) on the mls at the Trump is owned by a caucasian (local)
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Don't get too excited. When have you seen a building in Vancouver that actually looked like the render? Remember the Telus Garden residential tower?
Trump tower? I expect that like that building, this and Vancouver House, designed by renowned architects, will turn out pretty close to the renders.
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Old Posted Jan 11, 2017, 9:21 PM
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Trump tower? I expect that like that building, this and Vancouver House, designed by renowned architects, will turn out pretty close to the renders.
1245 Harwood and the MNP tower turned out quite similar to the original renders as well
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Frances Bula's comments and tweet of the model:

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Apparently the wood on the underside of the Kengo Kuma building balconies, meant to give West Coast feel, won't be real wood.
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Almost nothing but rave reviews for the Kengo Kuma tower at Vancouver urban design panel, people praising the fine detail work, how artistic
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Old Posted Jan 12, 2017, 8:14 AM
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That's a beautiful model.
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Apparently the wood on the underside of the Kengo Kuma building balconies, meant to give West Coast feel, won't be real wood.
Makes sense in the long run with Vancouver's climate. Wonder what it will be made out of then.
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Wonder what it will be made out of then.
Seafoam spandrel.
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Makes sense in the long run with Vancouver's climate. Wonder what it will be made out of then.
Wood is exactly what thrives in here, so I don't really see why they could not do it. Too bad, as seeing more wood in structures would be nice.
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Wood is exactly what thrives in here, so I don't really see why they could not do it. Too bad, as seeing more wood in structures would be nice.
It thrives, but in a very active cycle.

Lumber, even treated, is returned to earth in a surprisingly short time.
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Wood is exactly what thrives in here, so I don't really see why they could not do it. Too bad, as seeing more wood in structures would be nice.
You haven't owned a home with exposed wood have you?

It's incredible how quickly soffits, even treated lumber with several coats of primer+paint, starts to decompose in Vancouver weather.
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The opaque panels on the tower are supposed to be perforated and solid aluminum panels
(so no seafoam substitution expected there, but the underlying glass could be "typical" seafoam).
I would hope that the architects are smart enough to place the aluminum panels so no seafoam spandrel is used.
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Stellar.

I hope to see this follow Vancouver House if Nelson on the Park isn't realized
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I hope to see this follow Vancouver House if Nelson on the Park isn't realized
I thought Nelson_on_the_Park had been definitively nixed. Apparently not.
But agreed, this is the type of daring architecture Vancouver needs. Vancouver house, is implied as being in the same or similar genre. Agreed.
But one building I'm slathering for is that First Baptist tower. Hoooeee
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We need wood coated in acrylic here.
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The opaque panels on the tower are supposed to be perforated and solid aluminum panels
(so no seafoam substitution expected there, but the underlying glass could be "typical" seafoam).
I would hope that the architects are smart enough to place the aluminum panels so no seafoam spandrel is used.
Come to think of it - this is probably a good indication of what the perforated aluminum screening will look like - plus some "wooden" accents.

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