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Old Posted Mar 26, 2014, 1:37 PM
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Someone at UT mentioned that they saw shoring equipment being delivered at 88 Scott today. I do know that the official groundbreaking ceremony is scheduled for this week.
It's there alright - there's still some demo going on though



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Once that shoring rig goes into action, Game On!
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I would gladly take a Beekman Place clone (on a huge podium) instead of the current mess of a proposal.
It would be a nice surprise, but I doubt we'll get anything stylish like that.
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Old Posted Mar 26, 2014, 7:17 PM
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Old Posted Mar 26, 2014, 9:29 PM
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good. it should not be a box or rectangular. something like oval or triangle or may be some new shape.
I'd still rather take a box design (like the old renders) with good execution than another Aura. Something of simple and elegant form that doesn't go over the top like many recent projects have tried to do to little success.

Why don't we just build this... one can dream of One57 here:

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One57 is awesome, modern deco touches here and there, with a tad bit of SLEEK.
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Old Posted Mar 26, 2014, 11:02 PM
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It's a fantastic showpiece, and maybe when Toronto can fill a building with that many multi-million dollar units we'll see similar quality here. Until then I'm happy with additions like L Tower and Theatre Park.
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It's a fantastic showpiece, and maybe when Toronto can fill a building with that many multi-million dollar units we'll see similar quality here.
One St. Thomas is probably the closest we have to that target market. Most Yorkville buildings tend to attract transient residents (second/third home, pied-a-terre) rather than live-in locals.

It's actually the $2,500/month in maintenance fees and $1,200/month in property taxes that I find scary.

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I know this isn't about a Canadian proposal but it's still a big deal. Not sure if it's for sure, but according to news reports, the Chicago Spire project is being restarted, with an intended start date sometime this year. The project is going ahead with the original 610 meter, 3 million sq. ft. design
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I know this isn't about a Canadian proposal but it's still a big deal. Not sure if it's for sure, but according to news reports, the Chicago Spire project is being restarted, with an intended start date sometime this year. The project is going ahead with the original 610 meter, 3 million sq. ft. design
yeah, it's incredible, Chicago is back.
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Old Posted Mar 26, 2014, 11:39 PM
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I know this isn't about a Canadian proposal but it's still a big deal. Not sure if it's for sure, but according to news reports, the Chicago Spire project is being restarted, with an intended start date sometime this year. The project is going ahead with the original 610 meter, 3 million sq. ft. design
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All I've seen online is that the builder is conditionally out of bankruptcy protection. Apparently, if he gets $135 million to pay off creditors he will then proceed to "seek financing" to restart the project. Perhaps there have been some updates since those articles or I may have misread, if so I'd love to hear more, it's certainly an intriguing project.
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I vaguely recall the Chicago Spire thread being closed over that news a few months ago as some werecgetting too excited over relatively little.
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Old Posted Mar 27, 2014, 4:49 AM
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The project is going ahead with the original 610 meter, 3 million sq. ft. design
so this means that in few years the CN tower, his highness is going the to lose the crown(title) of the tallest in Western hemisphere. that is sad
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Old Posted Mar 27, 2014, 6:26 AM
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Well, CN Tower barely held onto it after the construction of 1 WTC. I believe the difference is about 10 meters.
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10 metres might as well be 100 metres when it comes to being 'almost as tall'.
As for the Chicago Spire, it's an interesting design, I would be happy to have something like that built in Toronto. Where though is a different question.

Perhaps somewhere up near Yonge and Bloor, so that it and the CN Tower can bookend the expanding skyline, or maybe somewhere on the waterfront, perhaps around the One Yonge complex or Cherry Street.
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I wonder how much longer we'll have to wait for Signature down at Cityplace. We've been waiting for that tower a lot longer than the folks in Chicago have been waiting for Spire. Seems like I was just a little kid when I first heard about that tower almost 12 years ago.

Maybe only a year or two more and we'll see the new and revamped twin tower design and find out the height, which should add a few more 200 meter towers to the list.
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Sounds more like talk than action to me...

http://my.chicagotribune.com/#story/...deal-20140326/
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Old Posted Mar 27, 2014, 3:07 PM
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Chicago Spire is one tower. Signature was always the last of 20 phases with an expected delivery around 2020. In 2002, It was only 156 metres tall; 30 metres tall than the next tallest phase. Stupid comparison really.
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Old Posted Mar 27, 2014, 3:50 PM
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I wouldn't be surprised if we see the signature tower launch next spring, Concord only has a small 8 floor building left to enter the market before it which I have a feeling will happen this fall.
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