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Old Posted Nov 21, 2008, 11:45 AM
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Looks to me like Toronto and Calgary will see the most transformation by far. After Shangrila I'd say Vancouver won't be in the running for awhile.
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That's amazing work Maldive....the realism in the first shot is unbelieveable.

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Sorry about the broken link for the LARGE RENDER

Here it is repaired - LARGE
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holy wow, i never realized how imposing the SkyDome was until now
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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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^ just when I thought my career was in the dumper.... a promotion!



Thanks!

FYI... for those who follow Toronto developments closely, some very large office projects like Richmond Adelaide 3, 151 Front Street West and BCE 3 that would impact this render, were left out on the assumption they wouldn't be starting any time soon courtesy of world economic meltdown (a couple of new proposals in the entertainment district were included for fun but no biggie).... the aim was a future skyline that was 90% accurate within the next 4 or 5 years... so certain condos not yet U/C made it into the render, when office projects did not.
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Remember, you could stand a 30 storey building on SkyDome's field.... and close the roof.
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Some of those towers in the Calgary pics are still only proposals and I presume the same thing for TO, but nonetheless both cities are BALLIN.
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That's amazing work Maldive....the realism in the first shot is unbelieveable.

That rendering is intense! This will make Toronto the #3 in NA for sure and will give Chicago a good run for it's money. Is there a before for reference?
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- Mackay + Mariott + 701 University + Griffintown + others
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Old Posted Nov 21, 2008, 8:26 PM
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Spring2008 Some of those towers in the Calgary pics are still only proposals and I presume the same thing for TO, but nonetheless both cities are BALLIN.
I added around 50 buildings and as the PROJECT KEY suggests, around 70% are under construction, 10-20% are slamdunks (great sales figures, and/or approved) and around 10% are "who knows". As I mentioned earlier, I left out some very tall office projects because of the economic down-turn... stuck mostly to what the waterfront will look like in the next 5-8 years.

The only really tall one (though approved long ago) with an iffy start date is Cityplace Signature.... however I think the building will still launch in the near term rather than be put on hold.

I think most surfers are missing the LINK below to the really BIG version. Have a look if you have a decent connection.

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Looks to me like Toronto and Calgary will see the most transformation by far. After Shangrila I'd say Vancouver won't be in the running for awhile.
Vancouver was the run away winner for the past 20 years. It wasn't even close. So congrats.

Now though you're right, Calgary and Toronto are undergoing transformative changes.
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The only really tall one (though approved long ago) with an iffy start date is Cityplace Signature.... however I think the building will still launch in the near term rather than be put on hold.
I wonder when the city will start building their 1200 units in and around Cityplace - block 32 and 36 really help to fill the gap
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That rendering is intense! This will make Toronto the #3 in NA for sure and will give Chicago a good run for it's money. Is there a before for reference?
Here is a picture from a couple months ago.

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Beautiful job Maldive! Toronto's skyline will be amazing with all those additions.

I wish we had a Vancouverite with that kind of talent to provide us with a future skyline rendering for Vancouver. Unfortunately we've really been lacking in that department for awhile.

The best thing I can find for now is a recent pic posted by LeftCoaster with the future BC Place renovations/additions added into the skyline. Unfortunately it doesn't include any other future projects:

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Are the lands on the north-east of false creek, opposite the olympic village slated to fill up with development anytime soon?
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I totally missed that BC Place reno... talk about turning a sow's ear into a silk purse. It looks terrific... future aerials will benefit greatly when the reno is complete. Bye bye carbuncle. Is it underway?
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Vancouver was the run away winner for the past 20 years. It wasn't even close. So congrats.
True, but Vancouver has never had an office tower boom even close to anything like what is happening in Calgary right now. Hopefully with the housing correction + the extremely low commercial vacancies Vancouver will be able to squeeze a few office towers out within the next few years.

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Are the lands on the north-east of false creek, opposite the olympic village slated to fill up with development anytime soon?
Yeah definitely, the city has been studying the area for the last while and I believe the plan is a mixture of condos / and up to 1.7 million sqft of commercial space along with a new waterfront art gallery.
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- Mackay + Mariott + 701 University + Griffintown + others
Hum, forgot about most of these.

However, none of these buildings is under construction, and I think only the 2 rightmost towers will start before 2010.
- Marriott hotel, 29fl, 110m, across the street from Place Ville Marie
- 701 University, 33fl, ~140m, at the entrance of the CBD
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Maldive's renderings are the stuff of genius.
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