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Old Posted Nov 19, 2011, 9:07 PM
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Very nice tower!

Thanx for the update.
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Old Posted Nov 20, 2011, 2:52 AM
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very nice, a rarely seen back side view of Georgia.
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Old Posted Nov 20, 2011, 8:18 AM
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^ I was under the impression that the backside of the building was window wall and was pleasantly surprised when I saw all that glorious curtain wall glass gleaming in the sunshine. It would almost look like an office tower from that angle if it were'nt for all the balconies.
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About that, I think I have seen some office buildings which do have "balconies" oddly enough. The new Epcor Tower in Edmonton looks like it does. Also, in Burnaby the taller of the two gold office towers looks like it has a couple as well.

What are they for?
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^Not sure what you mean by, " what are they for?" A balcony is a balcony even if they are few and far between in commercial developments. In Toronto, balconies on residential developments count towards the required amenity space and I'm sure it is similar in other jurisdictions. Otherwise, I think we'd see far more balcony-free residential buildings .
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Old Posted Nov 20, 2011, 5:10 PM
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^Also I think balconies on residential buildings are considered more of a neccessity for obvious reasons whereas a commercial building they are a luxury.
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Sick Kids Tower and Burano by me




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^ I was under the impression that the backside of the building was window wall and was pleasantly surprised when I saw all that glorious curtain wall glass gleaming in the sunshine...
I know, eh? Makes one wonder all the more why that one east corner - facing howe street - is windowwall.
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Old Posted Nov 20, 2011, 7:42 PM
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^It doesn't make sense.

Overall she turned out alot better than the renders indicated and there is still the LED lighting effects to look forward to.
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Old Posted Nov 20, 2011, 8:59 PM
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Tower Crane went up today on the Sovereign




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I was actually chilling in `Sauga today with some friends at Square One. First time checking out Absolute in real life. Those babes are mesmerizing.
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is it me? or does absolute have an beautiful design, but really cheap-looking materials (aside from the balcony glass)
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Epcor Tower this am

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I guess Edmontoners really like their surface parking spots
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That's crazyness.
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That epcor picture is crazy yet awesome.
I can't believe I never noticed it until now.
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