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Old Posted Feb 6, 2008, 2:14 PM
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hmm... then why is Trump Toronto listed as #1 tallest u/c? it's no farther ahead in terms of construction.
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hmm... then why is Trump Toronto listed as #1 tallest u/c? it's no farther ahead in terms of construction.
They (Trump) have put piles in the ground, and they have begun excavation.


That (Georgia) site looks like pure demolition.

That's just my observation, but it's probably the reason it hasn't been listed U/C by skyscraperpage.
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Murano on Bay Street.

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Bay Street Canyon! (residential) Looking North.




South Tower


North Tower curtainwall, west face.


Around Back: Addison car dealership, soon to be base of Burano, visible through concrete framework.




A worker on the edge.




South Tower redux.


North Tower east face.


Cladding on North Tower, north-east corner.


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Murano on Bay Street.



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Codominiums starting in the low $200,000
For downtown TO? You can't even get a new condo in Burnaby for that price.You guys are lucky.
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It's a supply thing, you Vancouver guys wouldn't understand.
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They (Trump) have put piles in the ground, and they have begun excavation.


That (Georgia) site looks like pure demolition.

That's just my observation, but it's probably the reason it hasn't been listed U/C by skyscraperpage.
they aren't demolishing the existing building - just tearing down the ballroom. if you look to the right of the picture posted, excavation has begun and is further ahead than Trump.

200K for a downtown condo sounds great. at least the average Joe isn't being squeezed out to the burbs because prices are so high like here in Vancouver. Makes for a more balanced downtown.
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I'm taking your word for it and have updated the list.

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For downtown TO? You can't even get a new condo in Burnaby for that price.You guys are lucky.
haha...yeah i did the same WTF...downtown Edmonton it hard to get a condo, let alone a new one, for under $250,000.
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haha...yeah i did the same WTF...downtown Edmonton it hard to get a condo, let alone a new one, for under $250,000.
1 - Get Rid of airport downtown
2 - Build up!!
3 - Problem solved.
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That $200,000 buys you 500 square feet facing an elevator which I guess is still pretty good
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Excavation/shoring of a multi-level pit is stage of construction. No one in their right mind would pay all this money if the plan wasn't to fill it immediately.
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1 - Get Rid of airport downtown
2 - Build up!!
3 - Problem solved.
No quite

The airport lands aren't downtown and there really isn't a need to build 400 - 500+ footers (the cause of the nearby airport ) anywhere in Canada in order to build up density

1. smaller units
2. experienced apartment/highrise developers
3. contractors that have more than bathroom/kitchen renovations on their resume/ well connected suppliers
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i checked on mls.ca and there's nothing new downtown here for 200K. the cheapest condo on the market right now is a 585 sq/ft, 3rd floor unit in the west end for $229,000 and the building is 40 years old.

that's pretty bad.

and thanks for updating the list Caltrane74!
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Hotel Georgia and Epcor (with an unconfirmed height of 139m) have been moved over to construction as I do remember seeing a picture of construction activity for the latter.
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It's a supply thing, you Vancouver guys wouldn't understand.

developers have decided instead to build en masse. For one, high condo prices, would just push people to the suburbs so the developers have to keep decent prices.

Nonetheless, 23,000 condos were sold in the GTA last year.
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I've updated the Epcor building in Edmonton and Hotel Georgia in Vancouver.

Edmonton guys, post your pictures!!!!!
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Niagara Hilton - 177 Meters
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developers have decided instead to build en masse. For one, high condo prices, would just push people to the suburbs so the developers have to keep decent prices.

Nonetheless, 23,000 condos were sold in the GTA last year.
doesnt matter how many are sold...it is to whom they are sold to that counts...
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That Niagara Falls picture is clearly quite a few years old and that is obviously the Embassy Suites (completed 2003) under construction. Last I saw, the Hilton addition was at about 3 floors above ground. Here is a rendering of the finished tower as well as some (fairly) recent construction photos from October/November.



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Old Posted Feb 6, 2008, 6:22 PM
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This picture is clearly quite a few years old and that is obviously the Embassy Suites under construction. Last I saw, the Hilton was at about 3 floors above ground.
Thanks,

I haven't been to Niagara Falls in months.. and have no clue where this one is at.

And for some reason we have lost our previously huge Niagara Falls continegent on this forum.
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glad to see niagara falls building forgetable architecture.
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