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Actually? the bare concrete and massing don't look high end at all. The interior is a completely different story I'm sure...
The details are not what you usually see in lower end projects. There's nothing with the massing or exterior that screams cheap. Brick was cheap. It's crude to view every slab as a Soviet era block. It's just dated compared to the window wall, painted concrete and, point tower forms of today. The tower is 35 years old.
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I have a question. Pictured below is the new World Trade Center Station in NYC.

There is a building in downtown Toronto that has an atrium/ceiling that kind of looks like this, but only quite a bit smaller.

Can anyone help me? It was built about 20-25 years ago I think.
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You are probably referring to the Allen Lambert Galleriea (or BCE atrium) in Brookfield Place, designed by Santiago Calatrava. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brookfield_Place_(Toronto)

Come to think of it I haven't been down there in years. EDIT: looks like laceoflight beat me to it!


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You are probably referring to the Allen Lambert Galleriea (or BCE atrium) in Brookfield Place, designed by Santiago Calatrava. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brookfield_Place_(Toronto)

Come to think of it I haven't been down there in years. EDIT: looks like laceoflight beat me to it!
For some reason I associated it with the name "Bell", and is it turns out the building used to be called BCE Place... but Brookfield now.
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The details are not what you usually see in lower end projects. There's nothing with the massing or exterior that screams cheap. Brick was cheap. It's crude to view every slab as a Soviet era block. It's just dated compared to the window wall, painted concrete and, point tower forms of today. The tower is 35 years old.
Built in 1972, so it's 44 years old now...
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Manulife centre may not the prettiest of buildings that's for sure, but it definitely has a place in the architectural history of the city of Toronto.. great brutalist style I think makes almost timeless if you ask me.
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For some reason I associated it with the name "Bell", and is it turns out the building used to be called BCE Place... but Brookfield now.
BCE acquired a massive real estate empire in the 1980s. This complex pretty much killed it. They lost a small fortune on it. This project is one that really put Calatrava on the map particularly in North America.
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Built in 1972, so it's 44 years old now...
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BCE acquired a massive real estate empire in the 1980s. This complex pretty much killed it. They lost a small fortune on it. This project is one that really put Calatrava on the map particularly in North America.
A third matching style tower was proposed for that complex, will it ever be built?
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The details are not what you usually see in lower end projects. There's nothing with the massing or exterior that screams cheap. Brick was cheap. It's crude to view every slab as a Soviet era block. It's just dated compared to the window wall, painted concrete and, point tower forms of today. The tower is 35 years old.
What detail is visible in that picture that makes that building look high class? I'm not saying it isn't high class, it just doesn't look like it from the outside.
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I wonder if there will be a major node of highrises at the western Crosstown-Yonge line intersection when it finished.
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