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Old Posted Aug 13, 2011, 4:38 PM
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So is it just Toronto you've looked at for your "favorite Canadian" tower? cause that's all you've listed is Toronto towers... And Scotia Plaza is beyond ugly... I know most Toronto forumers are confused when they look at the word "Canada" all they can think of is "Toronto"...
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Scotia Plaza is still my favorite skyscraper in Canada. That might all change once Aura is completed though. I was hoping Trump Tower would take over but it doesn't look like it as of right now. We'll see once it is fully completed, haven't lost all hope.
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Scotia's still #1 for me too, with the Bow, Absolute and RBP behind it. With Aura & L primed to join them.

As for Trump, I never had any of those kinds of expectations for it. Its turned out sightly worse than I thought it would, so far. Which actually isn't a disappointment because I never really had any great expectations for it to begin with. There are those who like it because its more 'interesting' than the usual skyscraper, thanks to its materials & massing. I won't argue against that, but its far too 'messy' to compete against a building like Scotia which is also very 'interesting' while maintaining a high standard of quality.
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Scotiaplaza is nice, but the building plated in real gold might be better.

With gold trading at $2000 per ounce it is now probably worth a small fortune.
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Old Posted Aug 13, 2011, 5:21 PM
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So is it just Toronto you've looked at for your "favorite Canadian" tower? cause that's all you've listed is Toronto towers... And Scotia Plaza is beyond ugly... I know most Toronto forumers are confused when they look at the word "Canada" all they can think of is "Toronto"...
Somebody's jumping to conclusions.
Let me get this straight, because none of the buildings he mentioned are from outside of Toronto, which was a grand total of 3 I might add, than according to you that means he's a just another self-centered, narcissistic and ignorant Toronotian.
Is that about right?

Thanks for providing us with today's dose of anti-Toronto bigotry.

I'm sure he's well aware that Calgary, Vancouver and Montreal make a significant contribution to the roster of skyscrapers in this country, as am I. However, there just happens to be more 'skyscrapers'(which most people consider to be buildings above 150m/500ft if not higher) to chose from in Toronto vs the rest of the country.

Scotia Plaza's ugly? Hey, fair enough your entitled to a opinion. Obviously our tastes differ from yours, which quite frankly I'm not really interested in, not anymore.
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Old Posted Aug 13, 2011, 6:20 PM
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When Manulife 2 gets going in Edmonton, you'll see the inner skyscraper fan inside freepa. Until then we will just have to deal with his bitterness.
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Old Posted Aug 13, 2011, 6:21 PM
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^ I finally saw this building in person and I actually don't like the Ritz in Toronto. The colour and just the way it tops off. It just doesn't look good (to me).
I like the shape of the tower but the whole project lacks attention to detail. At night the entire 50th floor (which I assume is a maintenance corridor) is lit up with a strip of garish flourescent lights.

I find the materials used to clad the cantilevered podium are generic and cheap. Some actual stonework would have complimented the translucent glass quite nicely.

The interiors, for the most part, are a huge rush job compared to that of Trump or Four Seasons. The entire design scheme, especially the lobby is dated and says nothing about Toronto but rather seems to echo Pan Pacific Vancouver. The only design feature I liked was the glass bridge.
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The cladding is a big disappointment for me, wish they had opted for the same glass material as Shangrila or Four Seasons.
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So is it just Toronto you've looked at for your "favorite Canadian" tower? cause that's all you've listed is Toronto towers... And Scotia Plaza is beyond ugly... I know most Toronto forumers are confused when they look at the word "Canada" all they can think of is "Toronto"...

I like big and tall, as for Canada Toronto is really the only one that delivers in that aspect.
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I like big and tall, as for Canada Toronto is really the only one that delivers in that aspect.
calgary is quite big and tall as well.
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The CN tower in Edmonton looks brand new now that it has Epcor to enhance its already stunning architecture.
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calgary is quite big and tall as well.

Here is my prediction of the tallest skyscrapers in Canada in 2014



10 Tallest buildings in Canada as of August 6th, 2011

1. First Canadian Place - 298 Meters - Toronto
2. Scotiaplaza - 275 Meters - Toronto
3. TD Canada Trust Tower - 263 Meters - Toronto
4. Commerce Court - 239 Meters - Toronto
5. Le 1250 Boulevard René-Lévesque - 230 Meters - Montreal
6. TD Tower - 223 Meters - Toronto
7. Bay Adelaide Tower - West - 218 Meters - Toronto (latest entry)
8. Suncor Energy - 216 Meters - Calgary
9. Eighth Avenue Place - 213 Meters - Calgary (latest entry)
10. Ritz-Carlton Toronto - 210 Meters - Toronto (latest entry)


Top 10 Buildings under construction in Canada


1. Trump Tower (Toronto): 276.9m / 909ft
2. Aura (Toronto): 264m / 866ft
3. One Bloor (Toronto): 237.7m / 780ft
4. The Bow (Calgary): 236m / 774ft
5. Ice Condominiums II (Toronto): 234.4m / 769ft
6. Shangri-La (Toronto): 214m / 702ft
7. L Tower (Toronto): 205m / 673ft
8. Four Seasons (Toronto): 204m / 669ft
9. Ice Condominiums I (Toronto): 202m / 663ft
10. U Condominiums II (Toronto): 184m / 604ft

Potential Tallest Buildings in Canada - 2014

1. First Canadian Place - 298 Meters - Toronto
2. Trump Tower (Toronto): 276.9m / 909ft
3. Scotiaplaza - 275 Meters - Toronto
4. Aura (Toronto): 264m / 866ft
5. TD Canada Trust Tower - 263 Meters - Toronto
6. Commerce Court - 239 Meters - Toronto
7. One Bloor (Toronto): 237.7m / 780ft
8. The Bow (Calgary): 236m / 774ft
9. Ice Condominiums II (Toronto): 234.4m / 769ft
10. Le 1250 Boulevard René-Lévesque - 230 Meters - Montreal
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Old Posted Aug 14, 2011, 1:04 PM
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^Err...The 1250 R-L is not 230m in height. Its 199m. I assume youre using its antena to determine its height. Using this calculation, the CIBC tower in Montreal is 250m, which would make it the 5th tallest in the country.
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Old Posted Aug 14, 2011, 1:37 PM
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That's a structural element so i included it.


Antenna are not included in these heights, otherwise, First Canadian Place would be almost 1200 feet high, and Commerce Court close to 1000 feet.
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Old Posted Aug 14, 2011, 1:52 PM
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Look, nobody considers 1250 to be 230m. Its our second tallest, not the first. Calculating the height of a skyscraper by including a spire is an outdated practice that never had any credence to begin with.
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Old Posted Aug 14, 2011, 2:07 PM
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You've obviously never heard of the Empire State Building or Chrysler building, the first two true modern skyscrapers.
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Old Posted Aug 14, 2011, 7:09 PM
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Look, nobody considers 1250 to be 230m. Its our second tallest, not the first. Calculating the height of a skyscraper by including a spire is an outdated practice that never had any credence to begin with.

I don't consider 1250 to be 230m or Montreal's tallest either, but apparently the CTBUH does and they're a little bit more of an official source than me , or anyone else on here for that matter.

Cal's just gong by the 'official' numbers. Meaning personal opinion(no matter how much more sense it makes) has nothing to do with this - end of argument.
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Old Posted Aug 14, 2011, 7:22 PM
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Ah what the heck, just to make everyone happy (including myself) heres the top 10 in 2014 according to roof height. It becomes even more Toronto dominated

1. First Canadian Place - 298m / 978ft (Toronto)
2. Scotiaplaza - 275m / 902ft (Toronto)
3. Aura - 264m / 866ft (Toronto) despite what skyscraperpage says Aura does not have a spire
4. Trump Tower - 252m / 827ft (Toronto) to the top of the 'dome'
5. Commerce Court - 239m /784 (Toronto)
6. One Bloor - 237.7m / 780ft (Toronto)
7. The Bow - 236m / 774ft (Calgary)
8. Ice Condominiums II - 234.4m / 769ft (Toronto)
9. TD Canada Trust Tower - 227m / 745ft (Toronto)
10. Bay Adelaide Tower, West - 218m / 715ft (Toronto)
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Old Posted Aug 14, 2011, 7:38 PM
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After 2014, I don't see much change in Canada's top ten for some time.
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Unless those Yorkville rumors are true, which I am SO hoping for.
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I hope the Yorkville towers happen to.
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