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Old Posted May 16, 2018, 1:43 AM
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Who knew the LRT tracks were also meant to be a major pedestrian thoroughfare!?
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Old Posted May 16, 2018, 1:44 AM
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Old Posted May 16, 2018, 1:54 AM
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^ We'll see. Apparently, there was a very vocal minority at the meeting that got the city's attention, so it's important that people write to the council, and show their support for this tower.
The worst thing you can put across the street from a form like Vancouver House is a cheap gimmicky version of it that has similar curves wallpapered over an almost-vertical extrusion. Even the balconies don't follow the wavy pattern! Quite confident the UDP will reject it, even in its current low-standards/retarded state.

Also, the renders look pumped out of an offshore render farm that plopped the project on a tower-less version of the downtown peninsula from 80 years ago.
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Old Posted May 23, 2018, 4:48 PM
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Old Posted May 23, 2018, 4:58 PM
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That's nice. Would look right at home in NYC.
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Old Posted May 23, 2018, 5:37 PM
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^^^ I like the overall massing of the project but, maybe it is just the rendering that it reminds me of bent fins (damaged) on a radiator. I'm not sure that is a look you should be going for.....and very random placing at that.
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Old Posted May 23, 2018, 8:17 PM
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The details are where this adaptation of someone else's style falls flat.. This is just flashy rendering too. It could get even worse than that.
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The massing is strange.....not sure how this thing would look as an architectural piece. It really doesn't fit that well in the space it's trying to occupy IMO. I see this being redesigned later on.
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Old Posted May 24, 2018, 1:44 AM
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Yeah....Not sure what I think about this. More renderings needed me thinks.
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Old Posted May 24, 2018, 4:09 AM
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Needs a new architect rather than more renderings
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Good starting point IMO.
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Old Posted May 24, 2018, 3:52 PM
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Who knew the LRT tracks were also meant to be a major pedestrian thoroughfare!?
Well the train is unpowered, so poses no threat! Either that or Kitchener is getting battery powered trains.
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Well the train is unpowered, so poses no threat! Either that or Kitchener is getting battery powered trains.
When you see how brutally ugly the catenary wires are through that part of town, it's not hard to see why they'd be omitted from a render.
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Old Posted May 24, 2018, 5:05 PM
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When you see how brutally ugly the catenary wires are through that part of town, it's not hard to see why they'd be omitted from a render.
I'm looking at them right now on that section of King Street and they are actually not that noticeable. The Hydro lines on the side streets are worse.
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I'm looking at them right now on that section of King Street and they are actually not that noticeable. The Hydro lines on the side streets are worse.
The first time I drove up King after the underpass had opened, I had to pull off at Union as my vision was starting to blur. I am serious - to me it was so ugly that it made me tear up. And I'm an LRT supporter. To be fair, it wasn't just the catenary system, it was the forest of catenary posts, hydro poles, traffic lights, street signs. I found it overwhelming, especially in the KCI to GRH stretch. We know that Kitchener doesn't do a lot of pretty, but man oh man!
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The first time I drove up King after the underpass had opened, I had to pull off at Union as my vision was starting to blur. I am serious - to me it was so ugly that it made me tear up. And I'm an LRT supporter. To be fair, it wasn't just the catenary system, it was the forest of catenary posts, hydro poles, traffic lights, street signs. I found it overwhelming, especially in the KCI to GRH stretch. We know that Kitchener doesn't do a lot of pretty, but man oh man!
I just watched an LRT that is testing go up that stretch. The hydro poles in front of CTV/GRH and that stretch of King Street are the real eyesore. They have been there for over 60 years. There are about 6 or 7 sets of wire strung on each pole. The catenary and poles for the LRT are fairly clean looking overall. https://www.google.ca/maps/@43.45718...7i13312!8i6656
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The first time I drove up King after the underpass had opened, I had to pull off at Union as my vision was starting to blur. I am serious - to me it was so ugly that it made me tear up. And I'm an LRT supporter. To be fair, it wasn't just the catenary system, it was the forest of catenary posts, hydro poles, traffic lights, street signs. I found it overwhelming, especially in the KCI to GRH stretch. We know that Kitchener doesn't do a lot of pretty, but man oh man!
Lol

Have any of you ever been to Toronto? It's fine.
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Have any of you ever been to Toronto? It's fine.
It sure is.
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Old Posted May 25, 2018, 1:53 AM
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New project unveiled today in Hamilton during a neighbourhood association meeting. It's in the Corktown neighbourhood, right next to St Joseph's hospital.

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Old Posted May 25, 2018, 2:41 AM
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Holy crow! That complex is massive. Looks alright seeing as it's going to be quite unique in the area it's built in, glad to see this proposal
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