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Old Posted Apr 3, 2010, 12:55 AM
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It is definitely exciting to see the city centre evolve...







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This one's getting quite tall now...how many floors are they at on each of those towers now? The first one is going to stand out above the other buildings in the area pretty soon...
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Great pics, and I love the skyline pano's!
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I visit Mississauga almost monthly...and it is always cloudy, as depicted in the above shots.
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We should be seeing the cladding any time soon- AW4 started its cladding when it was about 10 floors up:

from NiMi1981 at SSC very nice update
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Nice looking building, but can I ask an honest question?

What's the point of building such a tall building in an area that is clearly (from these pictures) not at all urban or walkable? It just seems strange to have a 50+ story highrise where the residents don't go anywhere without hopping in a car.
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same balcony concept as Chicago's Aqua
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nope. this tower actually twists, not just the balconies.
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Nice looking building, but can I ask an honest question?

What's the point of building such a tall building in an area that is clearly (from these pictures) not at all urban or walkable? It just seems strange to have a 50+ story highrise where the residents don't go anywhere without hopping in a car.
The area is developing. How else does a city grow? By not building tall buildings?
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Nice looking building, but can I ask an honest question?

What's the point of building such a tall building in an area that is clearly (from these pictures) not at all urban or walkable? It just seems strange to have a 50+ story highrise where the residents don't go anywhere without hopping in a car.
I believe Mississauga's master plan calls for creating a pedestrian friendly, mixed use, denser urban core. It will take a couple decades to get there, but buildings like Absolute are a great start.

Would you prefer they built a 10 storey tower and then got in their car?
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People want to live up high primarily for the view. It has nothing to do with walkability or urbanity. That's a separate issue.

There are both lowrise residences and highrise residences in walkable areas. There are both lowrise residences and highrise residences in auto-oriented areas.
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The area is developing. How else does a city grow? By not building tall buildings?
Yes. There are lots of huge, dense, urban cities without tall buildings. I happen to think that building these "tower in a park" developments in a suburban environment prevents it from ever developing a real urban fabric.


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I believe Mississauga's master plan calls for creating a pedestrian friendly, mixed use, denser urban core. It will take a couple decades to get there, but buildings like Absolute are a great start.

Would you prefer they built a 10 storey tower and then got in their car?
The best would be to build housing of whatever height (maybe 3-4 stories, maybe 5-6 stories, or maybe higher) that went right up to the sidewalk, without a podium base or parking underneath or in a lot surrounding the building. I realize the area is still suburban and so there would need to be a parking garage nearby. On the main commercial streets, as opposed to side streets, there should be retail on the ground floor of these residential buildings for shops, restaurants, etc. It would take some time to develop but eventually people wouldn't need their cars for most of their daily activities.


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People want to live up high primarily for the view. It has nothing to do with walkability or urbanity. That's a separate issue.

There are both lowrise residences and highrise residences in walkable areas. There are both lowrise residences and highrise residences in auto-oriented areas.
This is the real answer. It's a nice looking building but it's in a very suburban area. It's not really a step toward anything and it's perfect evidence of why the population density statistics that people on this forum like to trot out from time to time are completely and utterly meaningless in relation to "urbanity".


Sorry, made an offhand comment, didn't mean to start a long debate.
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Yes. There are lots of huge, dense, urban cities without tall buildings. I happen to think that building these "tower in a park" developments in a suburban environment prevents it from ever developing a real urban fabric.



The best would be to build housing of whatever height (maybe 3-4 stories, maybe 5-6 stories, or maybe higher) that went right up to the sidewalk, without a podium base or parking underneath or in a lot surrounding the building. I realize the area is still suburban and so there would need to be a parking garage nearby. On the main commercial streets, as opposed to side streets, there should be retail on the ground floor of these residential buildings for shops, restaurants, etc. It would take some time to develop but eventually people wouldn't need their cars for most of their daily activities.



This is the real answer. It's a nice looking building but it's in a very suburban area. It's not really a step toward anything and it's perfect evidence of why the population density statistics that people on this forum like to trot out from time to time are completely and utterly meaningless in relation to "urbanity".


Sorry, made an offhand comment, didn't mean to start a long debate.
It's a good debate to have if you ask me, Mississauga is basically a suburb that is trying to create an urban core. Buildings like this are a step in the right direction, but are by no means the best way to do it.

What sort of ammenities are nearby that residents can actually walk to? what would it's walkscore be?
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