Originally Posted by S-Man
Tega started cheaper, at $118K for 295 square feet. No dance parties in those units! Of course, Tega is wood framed and this will be concrete. Gotham's price must reflect a larger unit and sturdier construction.
I want to see this building (and more like them) built in this city. Real architecture. Something different. Opponents, of course, would gladly do away with any architecture or design flair just to make it slightly less phallic....I mean, TALL.
At $189,900, based on today's average price/sq. ft. that would be slightly larger than a 400 sq. ft. suite - not large by any stretch of the imagination. But if the building was loaded with amenities, it would be an ok trade-off, so we'll have to wait and see.
I love that downtown is developing and I love that builders are trying new things. But I have to disagree with you, I find this building to be quite ugly(the off-set and different sized balconies look terrible) and I think it will look dated quite quickly (look at the Mondrian, it's only a few years old and it already looks much older than it is). IMO you need to do a more classical look to the exteriors of buildings and not "trend-of-the-moment" designs. Having just visited many sales centres in Toronto, you can still make your building unique and attention grabbing on teh outside, while still keeping it "in style" for more than 5 years.