With all the economic doom and gloom this fall, I thought I would send a postcard
to amuse my fellow skyscraper geeks.
I couldn't find the original "future skyline" thread started a year ago, so I'll start a new one that others can contribute to
if they wish.
WHY THE NEW TORONTO WATERFRONT RENDER:
last year I did a
future render of Toronto's waterfront skyline that was well-received, but
after looking at it recently, I realized it was little more than blobs of light "to
scale" ... so I decided to try again with an aim to create much more photo-realism
for each and every building that is joining the waterfront skyline.
The rather dramatic impact of Maple Leaf Square and ICE Condos from the
waterfront POV really fueled the desire to do this render (along with waaaay
too much spare time). I've included a couple of new proposals that will
likely be delayed by the economic situation, but they don't add much to the
render anyway. The lion's share of the projects included are well underway.
THE PROJECTS KEY:
there's bound to be some mistakes but the
heights, locations and status are pretty accurate.
HIGH ANGLE PIC:
I included this for forumers who don't know the city or what's hiding behind the waterfront skyline
they may already know (most photographed). This high angle render hints at the "big Toronto skyline"...
5 or 6 miles of built form running north from Lake Ontario
(mostly invisible BEHIND the waterfront skyline).
REALLY BIG WATERFRONT RENDER:
there's a LINK below to a very large render if you want to critique individual buildings
(most additions were based on the actual elevations when available).
Feel free to spam as many forums and threads as you deem appropriate with the renders.
And let me know what you think. It was fun to do.
BEHIND THE WATERFRONT SKYLINE:
LINK TO LARGE RENDERING