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Necessary Evil
2011-Jan-21, 14:28
Well, that shows that the mismatched glass has not been fixed yet. And I seriously doubt it will be, until it's finished. That's usually what happens.

Well, that doesn't exactly induce confidence in the developer or construction trades when they can't install the right type of glass in such an expensive and high profile undertaking such as this.

caltrane74
2011-Jan-21, 14:28
by me

http://img31.imageshack.us/img31/9633/sany0777.jpg

HHC
2011-Jan-21, 14:42
I feel as if it's missing a much needed element. It definitely needs a dark colour or something to contrast the very banal looking granite. From 700 feet up it looks great, though.

FAC33
2011-Jan-21, 16:09
The green beside the gold of Royal Bank Plaza is going to be interesting!

Well, it's not actually beside the Royal Bank Plaza, which is two blocks south. I'm not sure you'll even be able to get them in the same photo (I'll take a look on the way to Union tonight). The photo posted above looks to have been taken facing east; that's the Scotia behind it and the "gold" is sunlight.

Traynor
2011-Jan-21, 16:37
Like all PoMo... Trump is trying too hard to fit in to its surroundings and please everyone and by doing so, it fails miserably. The thinking goes: If you like glass, I have it! If you don't like glass, I have stone. Not a fan of stone? Then look at all the bright-coloured spandrel. Then of course there`s the overall sense of trying to fit in.

Allow me to explain. (This is an interview spoken in the voice of the tower itself, if it could talk.)

Interviewer: "So, Trump building, tell us about yourself."

Trump: "Look at me! First of all I'm tall, like the other guys around me. From the Northwest, I'm shiny glass like BA across the street. See how well that makes me fit with it? On my West side, just look at me!... I've mimicked the colour of stone and height of the old Scotia building with my granite, almost making it seem like I am one of the old historical buildings, with a glass tower stuck above me. I put a glass indent on the Northwest corner with granite on my West so I look like a mirror image of BA. I even put a canopy at the height of that stupid historical building beside me, to match it's height visually. From the Southwest, notice how my granite on my South side is higher and is similar in height and mirrors the old Commerce Court North, making it almost seem like another old Deco building in the neighbourhood.

Int: "OK, I guess, but what about that East side of yours? I don't see how..."

Trump: "Oh don't worry about that! I've got it covered...Can't you see the theme I was going for? I have tons of funny setbacks that echo Scotia plaza beside me. GET IT????"

Int: "Well I suppose, but..."

Trump: "See how hard I'm trying to fit in!!!!!"

Int: "Ummm...OK... But I really have to ask...What's up with your glass colour and spandrel? Why are you so green?""

TT: "I'm green because it's the colour of money, baby! That's not too ostentatious is it? You don't think I'm being Nouveau Riche, do you? Naw...I'm good."

Int: Uhhhh, whatever you say. I give up... You're living in your own world! Sheeesh!"

khristopher
2011-Jan-21, 19:54
Well, it's not actually beside the Royal Bank Plaza, which is two blocks south. I'm not sure you'll even be able to get them in the same photo (I'll take a look on the way to Union tonight). The photo posted above looks to have been taken facing east; that's the Scotia behind it and the "gold" is sunlight.

I'm not stupid, I know that it's not beside it. However if you look at this photo, you'll understand what I'm talking about.

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5205/5372462237_2f8075e6cc_b.jpg

FAC33
2011-Jan-21, 22:05
I'm not stupid, I know that it's not beside it. However if you look at this photo, you'll understand what I'm talking about.

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5205/5372462237_2f8075e6cc_b.jpg

Aha...I see what you were getting at. I wasn't seeing it from Front and Bay--was too close to get both in the same frame of view.

That being said, the greenish glass isn't that much different than the glass in the Brookfield. Might look different on a sunny day.

Side note: You can really see in this photo how close the Trump is to overtaking the Bay Adelaide.

junctionist
2011-Jan-22, 01:14
Like all PoMo... Trump is trying too hard to fit in to its surroundings and please everyone and by doing so, it fails miserably. The thinking goes: If you like glass, I have it! If you don't like glass, I have stone. Not a fan of stone? Then look at all the bright-coloured spandrel. Then of course there`s the overall sense of trying to fit in.

I find that it's a distinctive building unlike any other in Toronto yet it does actually acknowledge its surroundings while forging its own aesthetic. I'm enjoying its confidence to fuse so many elements together and in the end, it'll probably work. I should also point out that your opening phrase "Like all PoMo" is an overgeneralization that ignores Deconstructivism and the High Tech movement. Plus, many Postmodern buildings with contextualist sensibilities turned out attractive and successful.

caltrane74
2011-Jan-22, 13:01
by me

http://img339.imageshack.us/img339/2520/sany0778.jpg

Jasonzed
2011-Jan-22, 19:29
From today
http://i262.photobucket.com/albums/ii108/jasonzedd/Toronto/20110122070.jpg

http://i262.photobucket.com/albums/ii108/jasonzedd/Toronto/20110122072.jpg

http://i262.photobucket.com/albums/ii108/jasonzedd/Toronto/20110122077.jpg

http://i262.photobucket.com/albums/ii108/jasonzedd/Toronto/20110122054.jpg

http://i262.photobucket.com/albums/ii108/jasonzedd/Toronto/20110122045.jpg

http://i262.photobucket.com/albums/ii108/jasonzedd/Toronto/20110122078.jpg

barrytron3030
2011-Jan-22, 21:43
Once that lot east of the ACC gets developed, and some greenery and/or public art is installed, Bay Street may look properly awesome. And I mean, Batman-tearing-up-Gotham-City-awesome.

steveve
2011-Jan-23, 09:18
From today
http://i262.photobucket.com/albums/ii108/jasonzedd/Toronto/20110122070.jpg


This shot is AWESOME! trump is just towering over you. nice. :D



From trump's facebook:

http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc6/hs042.snc6/167274_182931575073631_110447845655338_470302_2798 161_n.jpg

http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=182931575073631&set=a.180102018689920.39143.110447845655338&pid=470302&id=110447845655338

Tewder
2011-Jan-23, 09:34
Like all PoMo... Trump is trying too hard to fit in to its surroundings and please everyone and by doing so, it fails miserably. The thinking goes: If you like glass, I have it! If you don't like glass, I have stone. Not a fan of stone? Then look at all the bright-coloured spandrel. Then of course there`s the overall sense of trying to fit in.



Another boxy minimalist glass tower would do it for you?

FAC33
2011-Jan-23, 10:26
From today


http://i262.photobucket.com/albums/ii108/jasonzedd/Toronto/20110122054.jpg



This photo is really interesting--if you focus on the foreground buildings and ignore the modern cars it could have easily been taken decades earlier--reminds me of some of the shots taken in the 50s and 60s.

Great set of shots.

Traynor
2011-Jan-23, 12:19
Quote: FAC33

This photo is really interesting--if you focus on the foreground buildings and ignore the modern cars it could have easily been taken decades earlier--reminds me of some of the shots taken in the 50s and 60s.

However in the 50's Richmond (and Adelaide) were still two way streets. Back then, those streets had life and energy. There were shops, restaurants and tons of pedestrians. Once they became one way streets all that vanished in a few short years. One way streets psychologically deter people from strolling along in both directions. Soon fewer and fewer people venture along them and inevitably the shops, and restaurants close. You end up with bleak arterial roads like the above shot of Richmond.



Quote: Tewder
Another boxy minimalist glass tower would do it for you?

I was being facetious and playful in my post, poking fun at a building. You, on the other hand are asking a question, but it comes across as an accusation and derisive of a person. In this case me.

I would be happy to answer your question, if I wasn't sure that it would be received with extreme prejudice and contempt. If you had an open mind, I would gladly engage in a discussion of what I would have preferred for a design.

FAC33
2011-Jan-23, 13:27
However in the 50's Richmond (and Adelaide) were still two way streets. Back then, those streets had life and energy. There were shops, restaurants and tons of pedestrians. Once they became one way streets all that vanished in a few short years. One way streets psychologically deter people from strolling along in both directions. Soon fewer and fewer people venture along them and inevitably the shops, and restaurants close. You end up with bleak arterial roads like the above shot of Richmond.

Yes, I think it's more evocative of that period than actually accurate, but it's interesting that that particular short stretch of older buildings has survived to remind us of what the street used to be like. Adelaide one street south is VERY different (despite a few nice survivals on the north side and my own beloved Canada Permanent building).

caltrane74
2011-Jan-23, 17:50
Personally I don't see how Richmond would have been SO VIBRANT - its lined by wharehouses.. not conducive to street life, regardless of the direction of traffic on the street.

Anyways, Richmond was, and will be in the future very vibrant because of the active nightlife that was once there, and will surely return once all these millions of condos are built in the entertainment district and people have no choice but to hit the streets both Richmond and Adelaide, in addition to Peter, John and Duncan.

http://img266.imageshack.us/img266/9379/sany0770w.jpg

golodhendil
2011-Jan-23, 19:36
One way streets psychologically deter people from strolling along in both directions. Soon fewer and fewer people venture along them and inevitably the shops, and restaurants close. You end up with bleak arterial roads like the above shot of Richmond. Quick, someone go tell all the pedestrians and shoppers on St-Michel, Bond St, Newbury St, Percival St, Broadway, 5th Ave, Ste-Catherine and St-Laurent that those streets are supposed to be dead and they shouldn't be strolling/shopping there! Turn them back to the bleak arterials that they are supposed to be!

:rolleyes:

Coruscanti Cognoscente
2011-Jan-24, 00:07
You know I've walked down Ste-Catherine a million times and it never really struck me that it's one-way. Maybe because I've never driven down it?

dt_toronto_geek
2011-Jan-24, 00:18
You know I've walked down Ste-Catherine a million times and it never really struck me that it's one-way. Maybe because I've never driven down it?

Neither did I!

Rob P
2011-Jan-24, 12:27
Not sure if anyone found or posted this but came accross this site. Looks like they are already booking starting June 1

http://www.trumptorontohotel.com/hotel-overview/

steveve
2011-Jan-24, 17:49
can't wait to see the finished hotel + restaurant! ^^^
Is the restaurant open to the public? or just hotel guests/residents.

steveve
2011-Jan-24, 18:57
THIS is epic:

video from Trump Toronto's youtube channel:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kZ45q-6VrFk

FAC33
2011-Jan-24, 18:57
can't wait to see the finished hotel + restaurant! ^^^
Is the restaurant open to the public? or just hotel guests/residents.

I've seldom seen a hotel restaurant NOT open to the public--most high-end hotels who put in a high-end restaurant are counting on additional revenue coming in that way.. At that location, they'd be crazy not to have it open to all to take advantage of the Bay St. crowd (and the Entertainment District crowd, to a lesser extent).

sodapop
2011-Jan-24, 19:16
awesome video!

adma
2011-Jan-24, 22:37
Ivanka Trump expecting a child concurrent with opening of Toronto hotel (http://ca.news.yahoo.com/blogs/dailybrew/ivanka-trump-expecting-child-concurrent-opening-toronto-building-20110124-123030-413.html)

christof53
2011-Jan-25, 16:10
THIS is epic:

video from Trump Toronto's youtube channel:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kZ45q-6VrFk

Donald Trump was a wealthy and successful business man, who always got the girl.
But when he becomes the new kid in town, his world gets turned upside down.
His will - tested. He must learn that to grow, you've got to go to great heights.
One city. One building. One chance to make everything right.
This summer, get ready for an action-packed thrill ride like you've never experienced before.
Donald Trump is:
"TRUMP: INTERNATIONAL HOTEL & TOWER, TORONTO" COMING SOON TO A THEATRE NEAR YOU.
Rated PG-13

khristopher
2011-Jan-26, 02:30
That was quite dramatic! Haha. Definitely felt like a movie trailer.

gabe
2011-Jan-26, 16:35
Looks like a room with a "view" will run you $585 :eek:

sharon.green
2011-Jan-27, 14:29
Trump International Hotel & Tower, Toronto has come a long way since groundbreaking! It has transformed into a magnificent building right in the heart of downtown Toronto. One of the several unique features of Trump Toronto is their curtain wall. Trump International Hotel & Tower is among only a handful of luxury residences in the city to integrate a glass curtain wall into the structure. A high performance wall that will work better in both the winter and summer time. Custom designed and manufactured overseas, this is definitely a sight to be seen!


http://www.facebook.com/video/video.php?v=113666912028710

toto
2011-Jan-27, 15:13
Just heard it from the architect himself on the video. " A spire, something like a 1000 ft. high". His way of saying 925 ft??

sharon.green
2011-Jan-27, 16:27
Trump Toronto is already past its 45th floor! It won't be too much longer until it's all completed!

sharon.green
2011-Jan-28, 14:10
There's going to be some extraordinary features and finishes at Trump Toronto! Their hotel condominium suites look fantastic with luxurious features and designs that will make any hotel goer swoon! Just look at these pictures!

6351 6352 6353 6354 6355

What does everyone think?

dt_toronto_geek
2011-Jan-28, 14:17
THIS is epic:

video from Trump Toronto's youtube channel:



Where did BA go?! And isn't that still the original rendering briefly used at the end of the video?

steveve
2011-Jan-28, 17:30
There's going to be some extraordinary features and finishes at Trump Toronto! Their hotel condominium suites look fantastic with luxurious features and designs that will make any hotel goer swoon! Just look at these pictures!

6351 6352 6353 6354 6355

What does everyone think?

are these photos from inside the building??? are they renders! i can't tell!!!!! but they do look fantastic.

trumptoronto
2011-Jan-28, 18:11
are these photos from inside the building??? are they renders! i can't tell!!!!! but they do look fantastic.

Pictures from a mock-up suite we built about a year ago to test various design configurations. The actual hotel suites being construction look about the same--just now with great views of the city around it--the suites on the East side and the NW corner are stunning. Levels 11 and 12 are nearly complete interior-wise. I've been with the project a long time, and even I was amazed how nice the rooms are looking. With the views now a part of the picture, it's exciting to see it all come together.

androiduk
2011-Jan-29, 20:59
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http://andrewfare.com/UTB/mytoronto12/trumpj29.jpg

steveve
2011-Jan-29, 21:04
about 6 more floors till it'll be Bay Adelaide high! can't wait.
and nice shot android, the colours are great! so much variation, blue --> green ---> red! it's great.

drum118
2011-Jan-30, 11:12
Jan 29 more at http://www.flickr.com/photos/drum118/page2/
Surprise no more corner edge install since my last visit
http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5294/5399908389_b8928b5d43_b.jpg

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5256/5399907539_471c95b10a_b.jpg

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5020/5400505072_009d4ea116_b.jpg

Lower level elevators are gone and an elevator on the east side now
http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5019/5400504184_989fe633f3_b.jpg

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5096/5399904299_a110d6f7dd_b.jpg

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5176/5399901453_0361594cda_b.jpg

steveve
2011-Jan-30, 11:49
Jan 29 more at http://www.flickr.com/photos/drum118/page2/
Surprise no more corner edge install since my last visit

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5020/5400505072_009d4ea116_b.jpg



http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5176/5399901453_0361594cda_b.jpg

The base of the building isn't looking that bad. i like how it has a column effect that mimics the old bank of nova scotia building and the fin compliments it's height. it works well with it's surroundings.

Jasonzed
2011-Jan-30, 20:01
from today
http://i262.photobucket.com/albums/ii108/jasonzedd/Toronto/20110130212.jpg

http://i262.photobucket.com/albums/ii108/jasonzedd/Toronto/20110130046.jpg

Red October
2011-Jan-31, 11:16
What this building lacks on the outside it more than makes up for on the inside.. too bad the majority of people will see the former, not the latter..
I think it would have looked much better had they used a darker granite.. but that's just me.
I really want to see it when completed, I assume it'll be cleaned up a bit, and will look better than it does now.

steveve
2011-Jan-31, 11:50
Trump Toronto this morning:

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5296/5405038028_f84425a302_b.jpg

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5099/5405055338_a7deb355b3_b.jpg

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5012/5404435097_84a41fca8c_b.jpg

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5139/5404436629_303742681f_b.jpg

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5052/5404454305_10750303af_b.jpg

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5219/5405057448_6d633c49aa_b.jpg

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5136/5404452321_5dfcf49afd_b.jpg

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5136/5405042774_1bd954bf08_b.jpg

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5059/5405046184_3fc99f8c6c_b.jpg

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5017/5405050936_2cd6403b15_b.jpg

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5054/5405054200_068c64d5a8_b.jpg

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5018/5404443601_467820c6d5_b.jpg

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5174/5405049392_4b6f01b7bf_b.jpg

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5215/5404449037_c6a5d7b3ab_b.jpg

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5016/5404447799_6af5932941_b.jpg

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5295/5404439927_eb35e96c64_b.jpg

Bogtrotter
2011-Jan-31, 12:01
Will this building have any public spaces that can be used by non- guests and residents? I'm thinking something along the lines of the Royal York, where one can walk through and shop etc as part of PATH network.

The cladding is coming together nicely, but I agree darker or richer tones for the granite might have been a better choice. From a distance it appears kind of 'Uptown-ish'.

steveve
2011-Jan-31, 12:18
Videos from this morning:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SX5FzTY0Tmg


In this video below, i noticed flashing lights on a few levels of trump's west facing side. it's hard to see in the video, but at the very beginning of the video, in the first frame you can see the lights as well as throughout the video. it was weird. especially since it was synchronized on these levels. any idea what it was? -and NO, i was not on any drugs.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q6e-EiftyW4

Traynor
2011-Jan-31, 12:56
Videos from this morning:

In this video below, i noticed flashing lights on a few levels of trump's west facing side. it's hard to see in the video, but at the very beginning of the video, in the first frame you can see the lights as well as throughout the video. it was weird. especially since it was synchronized on these levels. any idea what it was? -and NO, i was not on any drugs.


It was tough to see them at first but I finally did. Here is my wild guess as to what those flashing lights are...

In the hotel suites there are smoke detectors and fire alarms. For the benefit of hearing impaired guests, these alarms have a strobe light component and these flashes are the testing of that alarm system.

steveve
2011-Jan-31, 13:53
It was tough to see them at first but I finally did. Here is my wild guess as to what those flashing lights are...

In the hotel suites there are smoke detectors and fire alarms. For the benefit of hearing impaired guests, these alarms have a strobe light component and these flashes are the testing of that alarm system.

at first i thought it was some sort of lighting effect cause they were flashing on all the levels, but it was coming from the inside which was weird.

HHC
2011-Jan-31, 14:05
Could it be the elevator shaft or something? Excellent shots by the way. The Trump looks quite nice with the sun shining off it. Really brightens up the facade.

Tewder
2011-Jan-31, 14:30
Any idea if the granite will darken with age?

Regardless, colour notwithstanding this is just about the nicest cladding we've seen on new construction in Toronto in a long time!

Redroom Studios
2011-Jan-31, 14:38
What this building lacks on the outside it more than makes up for on the inside.. too bad the majority of people will see the latter..

I think you mean that most people wont see the latter

khristopher
2011-Jan-31, 22:00
Yikes! Glass fell from Trump. The 29th floor.

http://www.ctv.ca/servlet/an/local/CTVNews/20110131/110131_adelaide/20110131/?hub=CP24Home

steveve
2011-Jan-31, 22:26
Yikes indeed ^^
luckily no one was hurt. was it a new panel being installed/carried by the crane, or an existing panel that had been knocked off by the swinging crane?

Translude15
2011-Jan-31, 23:17
Those are some spectacular photos from today Steve.


from today
http://i262.photobucket.com/albums/ii108/jasonzedd/Toronto/20110130212.jpg

http://i262.photobucket.com/albums/ii108/jasonzedd/Toronto/20110130046.jpg

I'm digging Jasonzed's second photo as well. When Toronto gets its first supertall, whenever that may be, its ideal location would be behind Commerce Court West, right at Yonge and Wellington. It would look spectacular from this western vantage point.

gabe
2011-Jan-31, 23:29
Section of Adelaide reopens after glass falls from building http://www.680news.com/news/local/article/177182--section-of-adelaide-reopens-after-glass-falls-from-building

TORONTO, Ont. - A section of Adelaide Street West has been reopened after a large pane of glass fell from a building under construction.

The glass reportedly fell from the Trump Tower after a construction crane hit a window on the 29th floor.

Police told 680News no one was hurt.

Adelaide Street between Bay Street and Yonge Street was closed for almost two hours while crews cleaned up.

Automation Gallery
2011-Feb-01, 03:21
Hard to believe from looking at those pics, that the remaining 14 floors will take this tower to 250 meters,:confused:

jetsbackincanada
2011-Feb-01, 03:50
Awesome night shots posted by Sodapop at SSC:

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5122/5355899866_b64cdeb10d_b.jpg

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5123/5355269063_1e6e00e4e8_b.jpg

***Notice the cladding has commenced on the mechanical levels!

From this vantage point....would 45 Bay st, fill in the gap between cbd and Southcore....what about L tower?? Traynor .......I'm putting out the "Lat Signal" ......to the rescue" Latman."

If i could photoshop I would put your avatar in the night sky... to the north of B.A...lol

Bogtrotter
2011-Feb-01, 09:24
Hard to believe from looking at those pics, that the remaining 14 floors will take this tower to 250 meters,:confused:

Yes it doesn't register as being very tall yet but it does seem to be at about 600ft judging from those skyline shots, in which case 200 more feet or so would be about right.

Traynor
2011-Feb-01, 09:30
Quote: jetsbackincanada

From this vantage point....would 45 Bay st, fill in the gap between cbd and Southcore....what about L tower?? Traynor .......I'm putting out the "Lat Signal" ......to the rescue" Latman."

If i could photoshop I would put your avatar in the night sky... to the north of B.A...lol

No need to light the "Lat-Signal" I follow most of the main threads daily.

I could do a render with the upper picture that would show L-Tower and the proposed 45 Bay Street but it would probably disappoint you. Especially for 45 Bay, because it would be partially hidden by the CN Tower. See the spotlights from Air Canada Center? Follow them down to their focal point. Now that is approximately where 45 Bay would stand.

As for L-Tower... If you know which building is the Bay-Wellington Tower of Brookfield place then you will know L-Tower's apparent height from this vantage point. As well, it will be almost equidistant from the TD Canada Trust Tower to the South as Bay Wellington is to its North and half hidden by Simcoe Place in the foreground.

Does any of that make sense, or do I still have to do the render? LOL

Red October
2011-Feb-01, 10:14
I think you mean that most people wont see the latter

Oops! Yes that is what I meant. Fixed now.

steveve
2011-Feb-01, 12:12
I was always looking forward to seeing sapphire tower just for the impact on the skyline. despite how skinny it would have been, it would have definitely added a whole new dimension of tall to our skyline and brought some attention to the CBD north.

45 Bay will make the CBD appear to extend southward and Canada tower northward. when joined in with the Southcore area, we'll have a whole new skyline... and that's only this section of the skyline :D

jetsbackincanada
2011-Feb-01, 12:15
No need to light the "Lat-Signal" I follow most of the main threads daily.

I could do a render with the upper picture that would show L-Tower and the proposed 45 Bay Street but it would probably disappoint you. Especially for 45 Bay, because it would be partially hidden by the CN Tower. See the spotlights from Air Canada Center? Follow them down to their focal point. Now that is approximately where 45 Bay would stand.

As for L-Tower... If you know which building is the Bay-Wellington Tower of Brookfield place then you will know L-Tower's apparent height from this vantage point. As well, it will be almost equidistant from the TD Canada Trust Tower to the South as Bay Wellington is to its North and half hidden by Simcoe Place in the foreground.

Does any of that make sense, or do I still have to do the render? LOL

Thanx "Latman"!!!Always to the rescue... Too bad neither will really fill that gap then eh?....All the same L tower will add another layer for sure.. Any projects that will fill the gap come to mind??

Bruvyman
2011-Feb-01, 14:00
Thanx "Latman"!!!Always to the rescue... Too bad neither will really fill that gap then eh?....All the same L tower will add another layer for sure.. Any projects that will fill the gap come to mind??

No ... Don't think anything will fill that gap, but it looks like from that angle that Shangri-La will almost eliminate the gap between BAC and Trump (not that its a big gap, but will definitely do a lot for the appearance of density as it overlaps with BAC)

jetsbackincanada
2011-Feb-01, 15:45
I can barely find M5V.... is it down in front of TD towers??
The other B.A. towers would fill in the gap to the north nicely... Ice will give a nice peak to Southcore...

also...FCP and Scotia stood alone so long , when they needed to be stepped down ...to not diminish everything else.... its a bit like how the WTC's dwarfed Wall st, making 700 foot towers seem small..... Now with BA/ Trump/ Shangri La/ Lightbox etc theres more balance tapering the giants.

jetsbackincanada
2011-Feb-01, 15:58
...ya know Traynor...."Lat Signal" ...maybe a render here would be a good idea....with the King St stuff popping up...plus ..Ice , L, Trump, SL,....... Canada tower we aint seen that in render yet. Would 300 front maybe fill that gap?????? Bisha, Cinema . Charlie, Residences RCMI, The white on the Park tower whos, name escapes me. Man it just goes on and on.

Traynor
2011-Feb-01, 16:59
You know, from that angle, a lot of those Entertainment District projects would just be visual noise in that shot.

Speaking of the Entertainment District... When all the condos get built and all the gentrified, snooty folk move in and they lobby City Hall to shut down all the clubs... Will it still be the Entertainment District?

Perhaps the "Snoozy, Show-off, Middle-Class Thinkin' They're All that and a Bag of Chips District" would be more apropos.

Ramako
2011-Feb-01, 18:12
You know, from that angle, a lot of those Entertainment District projects would just be visual noise in that shot.

Speaking of the Entertainment District... When all the condos get built and all the gentrified, snooty folk move in and they lobby City Hall to shut down all the clubs... Will it still be the Entertainment District?

Perhaps the "Snoozy, Show-off, Middle-Class Thinkin' They're All that and a Bag of Chips District" would be more apropos.

I think the "entertainment" in the Entertainment District was intended to apply to the threatres and halls in the area, not the clubs.

caltrane74
2011-Feb-01, 18:35
True enough. But the name entertainment district didnt come into wide use until after the clubs had set up shop en mass in the area in the late 80s and early 90s.

steveve
2011-Feb-02, 13:32
A January update from TRUMPTO's youtube channel. it's not the most fresh, but cool nonetheless.

*and it's funny. at 00:45 and 1:48, they reverse the image. it's weird.

And that guy also calls it an "onion dome". or is that an official term? i only thought the folks here called it that. :p


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_NONw-nqSIg&feature=rec-LGOUT-exp_fresh+div-1r-9-HM

Traynor
2011-Feb-02, 14:18
And that guy also calls it an "onion dome". or is that an official term? i only thought the folks here called it that. :p

That is the proper name (in English) for that kind of architectural detail. The ones in Russia are the most famous but they are found on buildings all over the world.

http://schools-wikipedia.org/images/247/24711.jpg
(Found here: http://schools-wikipedia.org/wp/o/Onion_dome.htm )

Technically to be considered a true Onion Dome, the dome`s circumference should be wider than the base it sits on and be a complete dome. However, because on Trump it is only a quarter section and fairly small... I like to think of Trump's as a Clove of Garlic Dome.

:p

Coruscanti Cognoscente
2011-Feb-02, 16:10
Haven't they called it a quarter-onion dome before or am I imagining things?

sodapop
2011-Feb-02, 16:36
i think i remember that too ^^^

3Dementia
2011-Feb-02, 16:45
Having coined the "quarter onion dome" moniker long ago... I now realize the error in my math. It's actually a quarter of "half" an onion... so it's an eighth of an onion dome.

3rdLeap
2011-Feb-02, 17:10
Hi, just thought I'd post some stuff on here that I took recently.

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5015/5408615548_5f2ebe9f23_b.jpg
Photo by me.

androiduk
2011-Feb-02, 22:48
.

http://andrewfare.com/UTB/mytoronto12/trumpf02.jpg

steveve
2011-Feb-03, 19:58
nice photo as always android. that shot really emphasizes how dramatic-looking the setback is ground ground level on the north side. though the higher it gets, the trick will be given away.

drum118
2011-Feb-03, 23:43
Feb 02 looking west from Yonge St
http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5220/5414408919_b3a8555483_b.jpg

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5015/5415020080_d300d68098_b.jpg

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5297/5414407149_16ab818221_b.jpg

yyzer
2011-Feb-03, 23:50
nice pics, drum! ....the last one really shows how tall it's getting......

Ramako
2011-Feb-04, 00:14
Why the random spandrel at the top of the east side? WHY?!

whatever
2011-Feb-04, 05:02
The really weird thing is how the random spandrel on the inset part of the east elevation is a floor lower than the random spandrel on the rest of the east elevation.

sikandar
2011-Feb-04, 09:18
It seems as if the cladding for the Skylobby/floor transition was an after-thought and nobody really figured out how it would work. It's a shame that crane didn't shatter a more offensive looking window.

Red October
2011-Feb-04, 10:25
The really weird thing is how the random spandrel on the inset part of the east elevation is a floor lower than the random spandrel on the rest of the east elevation.

I think that might just be an optical illusion caused by it being set back.. Pretty sure it's the same floor.
Feel free to correct me if I'm wrong with a picture..

dilman
2011-Feb-04, 10:59
they will fill in the rest of the empty voids with spandrel panels on the east elev.

trumptoronto
2011-Feb-04, 15:53
The really weird thing is how the random spandrel on the inset part of the east elevation is a floor lower than the random spandrel on the rest of the east elevation.

I think the area you are referring to is actually on the 33rd floor, the first floor of the Residences. That area will be actually be two terrace areas for the two suites on that corner (Suites Q1 and G1).

Ramako
2011-Feb-04, 16:01
they will fill in the rest of the empty voids with spandrel panels on the east elev.

I really hope so. Is this just speculation or do you know with certainty?

egotrippin
2011-Feb-04, 16:11
Zeidler: The Drunk and Disorderly Days

steveve
2011-Feb-04, 16:33
still waiting till they install full on glass on the east wall. till then it looks pretty bad. i don't understand why they had to extend the granite that high up into the building. i would have liked to see the wrap around glass start where the curved facade began. :(

Redroom Studios
2011-Feb-04, 16:37
Zeidler: The Drunk and Disorderly Days

funny as hell!

DarkSideDenizen
2011-Feb-04, 20:11
From today:
Looking down from 64th Floor, Scotia Plaza... plus some other assorted perspectives from downtown.
Too bad the sun wasn't out. Crapberry quality also...Sorry.

steveve
2011-Feb-05, 11:49
ahhh... i realize it now. the little "gap" that had been left out in the base cladding will support the lower roof thing that's suspended (what do you call that?), the thing that says trump toronto as you go into the building.

as seen here:
http://img246.imageshack.us/img246/9731/trumprenderingzeidlerjf1.jpg

Automation Gallery
2011-Feb-05, 16:58
ahhh... i realize it now. the little "gap" that had been left out in the base cladding will support the lower roof thing that's suspended (what do you call that?), the thing that says trump toronto as you go into the building.


Id say its an entrance canopy or entrance awning.

ganjavih
2011-Feb-05, 17:36
I say who cares if this looks like it from the 90s. It adds variety to a sea of plain glass towers that are popping up downtown, and the quality seems to be good, so I welcome it. It'll be a fine addition to downtown.

MikeOlivo-Moore
2011-Feb-06, 16:28
From Yesterday:

Tewder
2011-Feb-07, 09:34
I say who cares if this looks like it from the 90s. It adds variety to a sea of plain glass towers that are popping up downtown, and the quality seems to be good, so I welcome it. It'll be a fine addition to downtown.

I agree... and I kind of like that it looks like it was from the '90s!

Bogtrotter
2011-Feb-07, 10:27
Yes I think it meets the street rather well considering all the negative speculation on this, adds a bit of texture at street level rather than another faceless glass wall.

Made In Canada
2011-Feb-07, 15:31
How many floors will it be taller than KPMG without the spire?

How many floors to go?

Redroom Studios
2011-Feb-07, 18:09
approx 60 floors @ Trump vs 50 @ BA, but of course the ceiling heights are variable at Trump. In general office buildings have taller ceiling heights compared to residential or hotel buildings so floor count is not really a good or direct comparison here.

Aviator
2011-Feb-07, 19:10
That assumption seems to be about correct. The roof height of Trump at 256m and Bay-Adelaide at 218m leaves a difference of 38m. Assuming an average floor height of 3.5 to 4m that leaves the equivalent of about 9-10 floors, but I'm assuming all of those floors won't be occupied and also takes into account the 1/4 onion dome. There seems to be quite a-ways to go yet.

steveve
2011-Feb-07, 19:33
when in doubt, refer to the Skyscraperpage diagrams!
though they won't tell you the floor difference between the two, i'd say it's a 5 floor difference from BA's roof (6 or 7 if you want to include mechanical).

http://skyscraperpage.com/diagrams/?cityID=12

androiduk
2011-Feb-07, 19:54
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http://andrewfare.com/UTB/mytoronto12/trumpf05.jpg

steveve
2011-Feb-07, 20:40
nice ^^^^ the canopy thing is coming in.. lets hope to see some big-bold "trump international..." letters there.

urbandreamer
2011-Feb-08, 12:08
I think conservative black spandrel would've matched the granite better than that sea foam green. It would've turned this Maybach into a Bentley.

HHC
2011-Feb-08, 16:15
I think conservative black spandrel would've matched the granite better than that sea foam green. It would've turned this Maybach into a Bentley.

Amen and +1. Would have added some much needed contrast for sure. It looks overly-exposed or something at the present time. Maybe the clad will darken up as it ages? Who knows.

urbandreamer
2011-Feb-08, 17:20
'twas staring at this vulgarity through the binoculars today: really looks huge when zoomed in so close.

http://img602.imageshack.us/img602/8041/081urbandreamer8feb2011.jpg

DC83
2011-Feb-08, 20:44
'twas staring at this vulgarity through the binoculars today: really looks huge when zoomed in so close.

http://img602.imageshack.us/img602/8041/081urbandreamer8feb2011.jpg

That brown/beige brick warehouse tower (in the foreground) is on Sterling, right?
Does anyone know which company it was built for?
And are there any loft conversion plans for it?

jetsbackincanada
2011-Feb-08, 20:47
Nine towers from MLS to Bell LBX, all lined up,... all last 3 years.... Thats crazy addition...even in Hong Kong thats crazy. That s just one section of town too,,, and with Ice coming and L tower too...Major changes.

caltrane74
2011-Feb-08, 20:55
and 3 on the go...

gristle
2011-Feb-09, 00:33
I think conservative black spandrel would've matched the granite better than that sea foam green. It would've turned this Maybach into a Bentley.

Completely agree, but I think you are being too kind with Maybach comparison.

Toronto_oneLOVE
2011-Feb-09, 12:45
Hey everybody, I'm New to UT..I've been lurking for awhile now, and decided I would come aboard and contribute!

Bruvyman
2011-Feb-09, 14:00
Great! I'm fairly new too. Not to sound rude, snarky, or petulent, but.... Where is this contribution of which you speak?

Tulse
2011-Feb-09, 14:03
(I saw that coming...)

Toronto_oneLOVE
2011-Feb-09, 14:30
Great! I'm fairly new too. Not to sound rude, snarky, or petulent, but.... Where is this contribution of which you speak?

Hi, I'll be in the GTA for about a week in mid-April, as a Photographer I plan to bring my camera, Of course I'll be sure to travel across the city in mission to contribute, I'll do my best to stay away from all the tourist destinations of course!

Bruvyman
2011-Feb-09, 14:59
Fantastic... Enjoy your trip! Nothing wrong with tourist destinations. A true sign of a good photographer is one who can photograph that which has been photographed thousands of times in a new and original way.

interchange42
2011-Feb-09, 15:39
Toronto_oneLOVE: enjoy your trip here, and welcome to UT, but please keep your posts on topic in the threads. Thank you!

42

Toronto_oneLOVE
2011-Feb-09, 15:59
Thanks you guys, I've only ever been to Toronto once, back in 09'..I very quicky fell inlove with the city!!
..Also..I maay find the CN Tower, Dundas Square, But I know locations like these aren't what make a city truley beautiful!, I'll be sure to venture further out of the safe zone! :P

ps. Im Sorry for taking the spot light off trump ;) I hope I wont get sued

Right Now I think trump is my favourite project..
I guess what im still wondering about is why of all locations that Donald could have built his tower on..why did he choose this little hidden patch? I bet I wouldn't even notice this tower if I were to be walking up bay street unless I were to look up...
I havent seen this project in person yet..my question is, is this tower prominent? I know it's quite tall..But would an everyday person or a first time tourist be sure to see it? It's so hidden :(

Bruvyman
2011-Feb-09, 16:39
The best view, in my opinion is looking east down Adelaide from around John st ... the bonus here is that that view also includes shangri-la which, by time you are here should be much taller and much more cladded! The beauty of Trump, I think, is not that it can be seen from everywhere, but that it packs in the density of the CBD. Again, enjoy your trip !

Redroom Studios
2011-Feb-09, 18:34
I've always said its a terrible location aesthetically, though desirable logistically.... here's the most recent post from TTT's facebook page:

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4151/5431730533_540cbdc3e2_o.jpg

jetsbackincanada
2011-Feb-09, 18:49
What's it say about Toronto, when we fret over a 900ft ++ project, blending in and not being noticable??? You would have a hard time "hiding" this tower in most CBD's. You coudnt hide it in Atlanta, Dallas, Boston, Detroit, Pittsburgh, etc. even in NY or Chi, you would notice this beast. I think the most intriguing pics are when the density, gets so you have a hard time separating them. At night that will be a blur of lights for sure.!!!

I still feel it will be plenty noticable, esp. once the crown is lit, the eye will scan thru the boxiness to see where thats coming from.

reaperexpress
2011-Feb-09, 22:06
What's it say about Toronto, when we fret over a 900ft ++ project, blending in and not being noticable??? You would have a hard time "hiding" this tower in most CBD's. You coudnt hide it in Atlanta, Dallas, Boston, Detroit, Pittsburgh, etc. even in NY or Chi, you would notice this beast. I think the most intriguing pics are when the density, gets so you have a hard time separating them. At night that will be a blur of lights for sure.!!!

I still feel it will be plenty noticable, esp. once the crown is lit, the eye will scan thru the boxiness to see where thats coming from.

The main issue is that it doesn't look that great from the side at a medium distance. From street level, I think it looks fine, and as you pointed out, the dome will make a nice impact on the skyline. The building's location is really convenient because thanks to all the tall buildings surrounding it, the sides go relatively unnoticed for a 900ft+ building.

gweed123
2011-Feb-10, 11:24
when in doubt, refer to the Skyscraperpage diagrams!
though they won't tell you the floor difference between the two, i'd say it's a 5 floor difference from BA's roof (6 or 7 if you want to include mechanical).

http://skyscraperpage.com/diagrams/?cityID=12

Interesting that 14 of the 25 tallest buildings in the city either don't exist yet or are currently under construction. 8 of the top 25 buildings are under construction as we speak. And of the top 10, 3 are under construction and another 2 are proposed. I don't think that there are very many cities in the world that can claim they are going to have 5 of their top 10 tallest buildings bumped off that list in the next 5 years.

sodapop
2011-Feb-10, 20:09
i hope that as those buildings get completed new ones of around the same size are proposed and take there place

toto
2011-Feb-10, 21:16
i hope that as those buildings get completed new ones of around the same size are proposed and take there place

400' seemed to be the average height for buildings built during this current boom. I think that 500' will be the new low, normal, for the next round of proposals. Higher in the core. Still, I don't think we'll see much if anything over 1000' for a few more cycles.

sodapop
2011-Feb-10, 21:35
^^^ i agree maybe we'll get some 7 or 800 gooters in another couple of years

Automation Gallery
2011-Feb-10, 22:19
^^^ i agree maybe we'll get some 7 or 800 gooters in another couple of years

I dont see why not, might even get a surprise or two in between.

Ramako
2011-Feb-10, 22:59
With 167 and 200+ metre condos going up mid-block and north of Dundas, I expect that we'll commonly see proposals over 150 metres during the next cycle.

gweed123
2011-Feb-11, 13:57
400' seemed to be the average height for buildings built during this current boom. I think that 500' will be the new low, normal, for the next round of proposals. Higher in the core. Still, I don't think we'll see much if anything over 1000' for a few more cycles.

The real question is where these 400'+ buildings will be located. South of Bloor between Bathurst and the DVP is pretty much a given, but beyond that a lot of the higher density development has been either nodal or along certain corridors. I'm sure these corridors and nodes will continue to see development, but it will be interesting to see what new areas outside of the traditional core become development hot-spots. That is to say, where the next big pocket of high density buildings will be in the outer 416 and inner 905.

urbandreamer
2011-Feb-11, 14:13
Towers marching up Bathurst St from Glencairn to Steeles? That would be cool. I even see that area filling with office buildings as well.

gweed123
2011-Feb-11, 14:49
Towers marching up Bathurst St from Glencairn to Steeles? That would be cool. I even see that area filling with office buildings as well.

Hmm, interesting. That or Dufferin. Although I see Dufferin as more of a mid-rise street eventually, similar to what is going in on St. Clair. I can also see the area along Pape between Danforth and O'Connor becoming big too, especially if the DRL goes all the way up to Eglinton. That whole stretch between Pape and the DVP could be golden.

sodapop
2011-Feb-11, 16:16
^^^if the drl is ever built :D

steveve
2011-Feb-11, 16:21
I've always said its a terrible location aesthetically, though desirable logistically.... here's the most recent post from TTT's facebook page:

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4151/5431730533_540cbdc3e2_o.jpg

it's not terrible aesthetically, it's just the north side that is a bit crammed. but it looks good on the skyline as another tower to add density/a beacon. the south view is probably one to die for. but like you said, logistically, it's a unique location.

Here's some unique/surreal looking pics by softee at SSP:

the curved facade is really working for me. trump is gonna look absolutely huge (height wise) from here.


I took a little walk today and got a couple of quick shots of Trump with my iphone before it froze.
http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y142/Softee2/IMG_1466.jpg

http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y142/Softee2/IMG_1468.jpg

sodapop
2011-Feb-11, 16:24
has this badboy reached the 50 floor mark yet???

steveve
2011-Feb-11, 17:03
has this badboy reached the 50 floor mark yet???

not yet. but i'm sure it's close. probably at around the 47th level now. :)

steveve
2011-Feb-12, 16:36
Trump Update from today:
the glass on the west side looks AMAZING in clear blue skies like today. wow. it POPS!

some observations, the canopy thing is still being installed and glass installation has begun on the south side of trump.

***Forgive me for spamming/overkilling this one. i have no idea how to make these thumbnails.


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all photos by me: steveve

yyzer
2011-Feb-12, 17:05
No need to apologize - Great pics, steveve!!

steveve
2011-Feb-12, 19:09
Trump Videos from today:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GaLkxOY4WdU


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5J1IOrKwVHQ


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ax3yfsEOWIM


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m93YbxyuNj8

NIL OMNI
2011-Feb-13, 22:32
What you can't see in steveve's excellent updates (because of the angle and the setback) is that (at last) there is glass cladding being applied to the upper portion of the East side. Only one floor as of today, but hoping that will improve the look of the East exposure.

jetsbackincanada
2011-Feb-14, 05:07
This buildings starting to look pretty good!!!!

Automation Gallery
2011-Feb-14, 06:55
This buildings starting to look pretty good!!!!

No kidding, this is going to be a gem in our skyline.:cool:

ladyscraper
2011-Feb-14, 11:40
It's definitely reminding me of a late 70s - early 80s style tower which is great to see. I think it means it will fit in just fine within the business district and is a nice change of pace from the glass towers that are being put up lately.

I'm interested to see the new glass being mentioned above.

NIL OMNI
2011-Feb-14, 11:57
What you can't see in steveve's excellent updates (because of the angle and the setback) is that (at last) there is glass cladding being applied to the upper portion of the East side. Only one floor as of today, but hoping that will improve the look of the East facade.

I know, I know - my camera is pure crap and the day couldn't be more grey, but at least this gives you an idea of what I was talking about in my last post... Anxious to see this thing surpass BA.

trumptoronto
2011-Feb-14, 12:08
Wow Steveve! Great shots!

DTowner
2011-Feb-14, 13:18
Lol. My friend works in KPMG and his office's view is slowly being overtaken by TT. Lol. These photos were taken from his office in July 2010.

http://a8.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc6/181730_10150092766949213_505539212_6369094_981807_ n.jpg

http://a2.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc6/168296_10150092766994213_505539212_6369095_6454988 _n.jpg

steveve
2011-Feb-14, 16:58
I know, I know - my camera is pure crap and the day couldn't be more grey, but at least this gives you an idea of what I was talking about in my last post... Anxious to see this thing surpass BA.

sweet sweet vantage point! and yea, i had no idea the glass had started on the east side! it's weird that the granite didn't finish up though. the mechanical levels are still un-granite clad.

and in Dtowner's posted pics, trump's curved facade looking down is definitely nice to look at from Bay adelaide. the transition zone from the straight granite to the curved glass facade was executed well. very nice indeed :D

NIL OMNI
2011-Feb-14, 23:51
sweet sweet vantage point! and yea, i had no idea the glass had started on the east side! it's weird that the granite didn't finish up though. the mechanical levels are still un-granite clad.

and in Dtowner's posted pics, trump's curved facade looking down is definitely nice to look at from Bay adelaide. the transition zone from the straight granite to the curved glass facade was executed well. very nice indeed :D

The vantage point was alot sweeter before Trump blocked our (admittedly partial) view of the CN Tower - which I especially miss at night, but if Trump's rooftop element is what it promises to be, I'll take the hit in the name of density... It is weird about the lack of granite cladding on the mechanical levels but they'll get around to it soon no doubt. The curved facade (combined with varying floor heights and variations in the teal cladding) are what make this building (IMO).

Patriot
2011-Feb-15, 14:41
The Toronto Star is reporting that this hotel is opening next month! Seems super optimistic...

gabe
2011-Feb-15, 14:47
Yeah the hotel isn't accepting reservations until August

TonyV
2011-Feb-15, 15:00
From my vantage point in the heart of Cabbagetown, it has become a joy to see this building poking up between Scotia Plaza and BA Centre, with FCP as a backdrop. I should try to get a photo soon when Trump gets a bit taller, to show you all the effect .. it's becoming a lovely forest. I am super-glad this building will get an off-centre pointy top to offset all the adjacent squared-off buildings. Just think, this will be the second-tallest in the King/Bay clump. For a while, anyway.

Once four (or so) more floors are added, I will take a picture from Carlton and Sumach, and post it.

Red Mars
2011-Feb-15, 15:53
Recent YouTube links.

Daniel Savarino - TRUMP TORONTO
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s5ipNA7Fjus


Ben Spagnuolo - TRUMP TORONTO
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3HsmS2LOSeI

steveve
2011-Feb-16, 16:22
The toronto star mentioned the trump hotel opening next month in their Ritz article(s):

"The Trump International Hotel & Tower opens next month in the city’s financial core. That will be followed by a new Shangri-La Toronto on University Avenue, and a new Four Seasons Hotel in Yorkville."

"With the Thompson Hotel opening last summer, the Trump International Hotel & Tower scheduled to debut next month, and a new Shangri-La and Four Seasons on the horizon, Toronto’s hotel scene has gone decidedly upscale."

http://www.thestar.com/business/article/938869--toronto-puts-on-the-ritz

http://www.thestar.com/travel/ontariooutings/article/939912--top-suite-costs-6-000-a-night-at-new-ritz-carlton-in-toronto

current
2011-Feb-16, 17:39
The hotel in Trump Tower Chicago opened before the building construction was completed. According to Wikipedia "The 339-room hotel opened for business with limited accommodations and services on January 30, 2008. April 28 of that year marked the grand opening with full accommodation and services. A restaurant on the 16th floor, named Sixteen, opened in early 2008 to favorable reviews. The building topped out in late 2008 and construction was completed in 2009."

steveve
2011-Feb-16, 17:44
The hotel in Trump Tower Chicago opened before the building construction was completed. According to Wikipedia "The 339-room hotel opened for business with limited accommodations and services on January 30, 2008. April 28 of that year marked the grand opening with full accommodation and services. A restaurant on the 16th floor, named Sixteen, opened in early 2008 to favorable reviews. The building topped out in late 2008 and construction was completed in 2009."

yes, i know, but isn't the trump toronto hotel only accepting reservations in august (or something like that), march is WAY before that. hmm... i'm confused :confused:

cityplaceguy
2011-Feb-16, 18:27
Wow Dtowner cool shots, at first I didnt think much of this tower now im starting to like it more and more!

John Revolta
2011-Feb-16, 18:30
When can we realistically expect this to top out? It seems like it hasn't grown in a couple of months.

steveve
2011-Feb-16, 19:25
When can we realistically expect this to top out? It seems like it hasn't grown in a couple of months.

no one knows when the spire will arrive, but i'd say late summer.
as the trump videos stated, the real challenges lie ahead.
There are transition floors on the 54th and 56th floors which will take a while to pour, then after that the mechanical and onion dome. these will all take a while.

and i believe there will be a secondary crane that will help bring down the tower crane which i'm not sure will stick around to help out with the spire.

Mo-tage
2011-Feb-17, 12:36
In the interests of additional angst reduction here is another photo. And revolta, you haven't been paying attention, this thing has grown a lot in the last couple of months.

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5180/5453449237_706b8d146b_b.jpg

Bogtrotter
2011-Feb-17, 12:44
Now there's an angst-reliever.. great shot! The Trump is a stump no more. In fact the design is not looking nearly as incongruous now either.

Hipster Duck
2011-Feb-17, 14:33
Thanks for the picture. The way the floors seem to get taller roughly 1/3 of the way up (or about 7 floors above the stone cladding) is a little bizarre.

marcus_a_j
2011-Feb-17, 14:56
^ Higher ceilings for mechanical, amenity, and residential levels perhaps?


Jan 09 visit http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5047/5341378430_b450ed0494_b.jpg


http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5180/5453449237_706b8d146b_b.jpg

It looks like they fixed those glass pieces that looked out of place, or is it just the angle and light hitting the side of the building?

dt_toronto_geek
2011-Feb-17, 15:01
From my vantage point I can only see a sliver of the east side of Trump behind BAC, but I can see the crane being cranked up about every three or four weeks so it is indeed moving up at a fevered pace.

steveve
2011-Feb-17, 17:53
In the interests of additional angst reduction here is another photo. And revolta, you haven't been paying attention, this thing has grown a lot in the last couple of months.

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5180/5453449237_706b8d146b_b.jpg

holy amazing angle!!! :D
trump is moving at a steady pace, but nowhere near as fast as shangri-la or a four seasons. the tower is more complex than it looks. high ceilings, lots of columns, thick slabs, etc.

and in this shot, take away bay adelaide and you can see how much this tower towers over everything north. wow. i'd say trump is about 180-190m right now.

John Revolta
2011-Feb-17, 18:00
How many more floors to go?

steveve
2011-Feb-17, 18:06
How many more floors to go?

i'd say there on the 48th level now. which leaves about 12 floors to go. but that doesn't say anything about top off. the transition floors on the 54th/56th levels are suppose to take a long time to pour. and the ceilings will definetly vary on the uppermost levels.

NIL OMNI
2011-Feb-17, 18:09
In the interests of additional angst reduction here is another photo.
http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5180/5453449237_706b8d146b_b.jpg

Great photo, great angle.

trumptoronto
2011-Feb-17, 18:35
How many more floors to go?


Yes. There are about 12-13 floors to go... by the end of spring the concrete pour should be done. They have some fun logistical challenges as the crane at the top will be dismantled with another crane and putting the titanium onion dome and spire on.

And in regards to higher floors form another post, yes, the ceiling heights at the top of the building get higher, the higher the building goes. The two large penthouse residences at the top have 13' ft high ceilings... and the three-story penthouse I believe has a 22-ft high ceiling in one section, if not higher. The top level of that suite is actually inside the base of the spire on the corner--which makes for a pretty amazing master bedroom.

John Revolta
2011-Feb-17, 20:06
Yes. There are about 12-13 floors to go... by the end of spring the concrete pour should be done. They have some fun logistical challenges as the crane at the top will be dismantled with another crane and putting the titanium onion dome and spire on.

And in regards to higher floors form another post, yes, the ceiling heights at the top of the building get higher, the higher the building goes. The two large penthouse residences at the top have 13' ft high ceilings... and the three-story penthouse I believe has a 22-ft high ceiling in one section, if not higher. The top level of that suite is actually inside the base of the spire on the corner--which makes for a pretty amazing master bedroom.

Is the glass of the onion dome going to be transparent or the same as what we're seeing on the upper portion of the tower? I've also wondered, are they actually going to have that cut, angular glass in the onion dome? There looks like a lot of nice detailing in that section in the renderings, but can we realistically expect this?

blue jays fan
2011-Feb-17, 21:36
I love trump tower. I think that its going to be a beacon in our growing skyline.

steveve
2011-Feb-17, 21:49
he top level of that suite is actually inside the base of the spire on the corner--which makes for a pretty amazing master bedroom.

really?!!?!!! wow. that's amazing. (i believe there are stairs leading up to the room too). has the penthouse been purchased already? (and for how much!)

lolwut
2011-Feb-18, 14:00
From Queen's Quay

http://i.imgur.com/tsgZk.jpg

Jasonzed
2011-Feb-18, 18:44
from today
http://i262.photobucket.com/albums/ii108/jasonzedd/Toronto/20110218034.jpg

http://i262.photobucket.com/albums/ii108/jasonzedd/Toronto/20110218041.jpg

http://i262.photobucket.com/albums/ii108/jasonzedd/Toronto/20110218044.jpg

interested
2011-Feb-18, 19:05
It's actually quite nice to see the green glass in that view in the second picture that Jasonzed took. Makes for a good contrast to the adjacent buildings.

steveve
2011-Feb-18, 19:33
wow. talk about a nice shot ^^^
interesting how the shadows make trump look skinnier than it already is.
and FCP, as always, looks photoshopped lol!

Automation Gallery
2011-Feb-18, 20:24
It's actually quite nice to see the green glass in that view in the second picture that Jasonzed took. Makes for a good contrast to the adjacent buildings.

Soon you will also see a tall blue one creeping up.:D

drum118
2011-Feb-18, 21:59
Feb 18 and more photos on my flckr site http://www.flickr.com/photos/drum118; The sun came out a hour after doing my shooting
http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5296/5457371120_da0fa2ea8f_b.jpg

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5254/5456762869_8020222d2c_b.jpg

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5052/5456751979_ff14bcd9dc_b.jpg

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5294/5456750505_a6ec055152_b.jpg

buildup
2011-Feb-19, 01:04
There's another rumour that Trump (ie Snaider) has run into more financing problems. Certainly the site looked dormant today,

SP!RE
2011-Feb-19, 01:37
The east side of this tower looks like $H!T. Sorry, it just does. And there is no pattern to any of the windows or floor heights on this thing. Yikes.

FAC33
2011-Feb-19, 08:48
There's another rumour that Trump (ie Snaider) has run into more financing problems. Certainly the site looked dormant today,

I passed by two or three times yesterday and saw activity each time. I can't see what's going on at the top, but down at the bottom there were definitely people working.

steveve
2011-Feb-19, 10:47
okay... good... the granite is officially DONE! :D

bad... i hope the financing rumour is false. :mad:

wesportly
2011-Feb-19, 11:41
okay... good... the granite is officially DONE! :D

bad... i hope the financing rumour is false. :mad:

Absolutely it's false!

Victor1
2011-Feb-19, 15:42
The east side of this tower looks like $H!T. Sorry, it just does. And there is no pattern to any of the windows or floor heights on this thing. Yikes.

I can't find any smiley's sticking their tongues out. But you get my gist.

Automation Gallery
2011-Feb-19, 15:46
Absolutely it's false!

Most likely, you still have those guys that want to see this thing capped somewhere in between.lol

Ramako
2011-Feb-19, 17:22
Guys, I just heard a rumour that Trump Tower will be capped at the 7th floor.

yyzer
2011-Feb-19, 17:44
I drove by this afternoon at 4:20pm - and there were workers there working at ground level......

Coruscanti Cognoscente
2011-Feb-19, 18:39
Guys, I just heard a rumour that Trump Tower will be capped at the 7th floor.

Don't be ridiculous, it's already more than halfway built. What they ARE going to do is dis-assemble the entire structure and rebuild each condo unit on the owner's property, either on their front or back lawn, or in a tree if the buyer so prefers. If they already live in a condo, they just get the interiors to remodel their current condo with.

wesportly
2011-Feb-19, 19:27
Don't be ridiculous, it's already more than halfway built. What they ARE going to do is dis-assemble the entire structure and rebuild each condo unit on the owner's property, either on their front or back lawn, or in a tree if the buyer so prefers. If they already live in a condo, they just get the interiors to remodel their current condo with.

He's right ya know.

Tewder
2011-Feb-20, 11:47
The two windows on the fart right column...

Hopefully they can open those windows!

steveve
2011-Feb-20, 20:23
i was just thinking, trump would be really spectacular if elevators were located in the corner area leading up to the lantern. they would offer one-of-a-kind views.

just imagine seeing elevators beneath the glass going up and down... sweeeeeeet! :cool:

http://lasvegashighriseprojects.com/Image/SitePhotos/TrumpToronto1.jpg

vini007
2011-Feb-20, 21:25
like the CN tower..and leed lighting.. yes..would be something unique...the

dt_toronto_geek
2011-Feb-20, 23:15
i was just thinking, trump would be really spectacular if elevators were located in the corner area leading up to the lantern. they would offer one-of-a-kind views.

just imagine seeing elevators beneath the glass going up and down... sweeeeeeet! :cool:



But corner units command a premium so $$$ take precedence, as always.

steveve
2011-Feb-21, 13:12
what puzzles/bugs me is that that corner lighting piece has been there for around 6 months and since, no more has been installed!

anyway...

found these over at SSC.
by egypt69:

*best view of trump in da house! big skyscrapers everywhere!

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/_aElKWVn1ISw/TV9Ouu2x05I/AAAAAAAAA5Q/Z6jJWs3oJWg/s720/IMG_0494.JPG

https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/_aElKWVn1ISw/TV9O0i6AIcI/AAAAAAAAA5k/i5ce5iBya3Q/s912/IMG_0501.JPG

https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/_aElKWVn1ISw/TV9O7983QRI/AAAAAAAAA6A/5bISvX78LoM/s720/IMG_0564.JPG

http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=386744&page=202

DC83
2011-Feb-21, 19:53
It seems to me (when looking at the bldg from the corner) that the LEDs protrude from the bldg a lil too much? Are they being set back at all? It looks kinda awkward up close.

steveve
2011-Feb-21, 20:02
It seems to me (when looking at the bldg from the corner) that the LEDs protrude from the bldg a lil too much? Are they being set back at all? It looks kinda awkward up close.

i know exactly what you mean. i think a lot of it is cause there's only a single piece suspended in the air.

it looks really out of place. kinda like this guy:

http://failblog.files.wordpress.com/2008/06/fail-integration.jpg

but hopefully it'll look better when more is installed. :cool:

androiduk
2011-Feb-21, 21:20
Looking in or looking out - the boring side of Trump.


http://andrewfare.com/UTB/mytoronto13/trumpsouth.jpg

Edward Skira
2011-Feb-21, 21:48
Seems you took my advice androiduk!

androiduk
2011-Feb-21, 22:03
Ha, Ha, I was wondering if you'd remember that. I don't usually take pics from up high because I have a pretty intense fear of heights. I think I'll just leave all the high wire stuff to our very talented friend tomms.

Bogtrotter
2011-Feb-22, 09:40
I don't mind the all granite facade from that angle, I think another glass curtain face would have been less interesting with BAC next right door. I do think it could have been darker though- just my preference.

That shot with CIBC reminds me of what a great International style building it is- now hidden on the skyline from most angles. I wish it could be transplanted outside the FD, it would look amazing with clear views- like JH in Boston.

TrickyRicky
2011-Feb-22, 10:20
I happened to be on my roof sunday and I noticed how Trump really was starting to impact the skyline as was Four Seasons to the North. Still hard to imagine though that this will somehow be taller than Scotia Bank

Bogtrotter
2011-Feb-22, 11:22
The mast will peak a little over SP's roof-line and that's it. It won't visually register as taller and will clearly be a much smaller building in massing.

Tewder
2011-Feb-22, 14:52
I don't mind the all granite facade from that angle, I think another glass curtain face would have been less interesting with BAC next right door.

I completely agree, and in fact androiduk's picture shows it for being far more interesting than a glass facade

Bruvyman
2011-Feb-22, 17:29
In comparing the render and current pictures, anyone else think we are due for another setback to appear on the next level or two?

Ramako
2011-Feb-22, 17:40
In comparing the render and current pictures, anyone else think we are due for another setback to appear on the next level or two?

That render (which people keep posting for some inexplicable reason) is outdated. This is the latest rendering:

http://beta.images.theglobeandmail.com/archive/00317/trump06re03_317581artw.jpg

No more setbacks.

steveve
2011-Feb-22, 17:40
In comparing the render and current pictures, anyone else think we are due for another setback to appear on the next level or two?

it really depends. we've seen far too many renders to know what to expect next.
but i really hope we do see a hybrid of some sort. setbacks are good.

http://img523.imageshack.us/img523/4071/comparisonxd3.jpg

Ramako
2011-Feb-22, 17:43
it really depends. we've seen far too many renders to know what to expect next.


The one on the left is the latest one. What's unclear about that?

steveve
2011-Feb-22, 17:43
That render (which people keep posting for some inexplicable reason) is outdated. This is the latest rendering:

http://beta.images.theglobeandmail.com/archive/00317/trump06re03_317581artw.jpg

No more setbacks.

sorry for a double post, but it seems like that render isn't true only in the sense of the curved facade. in the render it looks like the curved facade is straightened out when the major setback on the east side comes into play. it's hard to tell with my eyes.
and i hate that render. the proportion is way retarded. it's just weird.

whatever
2011-Feb-22, 17:45
What we've gotten so far actually matches the right (old) rendering more closely than the left (new) one.

Automation Gallery
2011-Feb-22, 17:56
What we've gotten so far actually matches the right (old) rendering more closely than the left (new) one.

I dont think anyone knows what the final product will look like...i still expect another setback somewhere after the next 2-3 poured concrete floors.

Bruvyman
2011-Feb-22, 18:07
I like the taller, more slender onion dome in the (supposedely) current render. For some reason I had thought it was a small and stumpy addition to the roof, but this looks majestic. I am really liking this building. I constantly read people bashing it on here, but I love how slender it is, I love the mix of granite and glass, and I love the overall design and do not find it "90's" at all. I think a lot of haters will have become admirers by time this tops out.

Automation Gallery
2011-Feb-22, 18:46
I like the taller, more slender onion dome in the (supposedely) current render. For some reason I had thought it was a small and stumpy addition to the roof, but this looks majestic. I am really liking this building. I constantly read people bashing it on here, but I love how slender it is, I love the mix of granite and glass, and I love the overall design and do not find it "90's" at all. I think a lot of haters will have become admirers by time this tops out.

I agree, we are so lucky to have this 1/2 billion dollar structure built here in Toronto, after all the delays, financial situations and re-designs.:)

sharon.green
2011-Feb-23, 16:27
Construction update for Trump Toronto - found on their Facebook page!


http://www.facebook.com/video/video.php?v=137583599637041

steveve
2011-Feb-23, 16:44
that video is a bit old ^^^^ but cool nonetheless.

Here's a photo from their facebook page.
Trump has a unique shape to it.

http://a4.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc6/179865_191361544230634_110447845655338_521135_1871 010_n.jpg

http://www.facebook.com/buildingtrumptoronto?v=wall

Mike in TO
2011-Feb-23, 18:09
I dont think anyone knows what the final product will look like...i still expect another setback somewhere after the next 2-3 poured concrete floors.

There are hundreds if not thousands of people who have been and are involved in the project - there are lots of people who know what the final product will look like.

yyzer
2011-Feb-23, 18:49
pics from today.....

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5292/5471921181_dc8288650b_b.jpg

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5014/5471921417_1d1f358e88_b.jpg

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5058/5471921659_86012e29a4_b.jpg

steveve
2011-Feb-23, 18:56
okay. terrific. the mechanical levels on the north side have been covered up. cladding IS progressing, contrary to popular belief. and in that first shot, I say 4 more floors and it'll look taller than Bay Adelaide for sure.and hopefully the worst has past, with granite essentially done (aside from the ground floor on the north side). haters can take it all in, and breathe a bit now.

construction should be pretty boring now (aside from some possible setbacks) all the way up... From here, the next big thing is the onion dome. (and of course more glass). and more glass will = class!!!

Red Mars
2011-Feb-23, 19:38
As for final product - I took a screenshot of the project from the Facebook post.

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5214/5472028539_fda92d1206_b.jpg

FAC33
2011-Feb-23, 19:47
okay. terrific. the mechanical levels on the north side have been covered up. cladding IS progressing, contrary to popular belief. and in that first shot, I say 4 more floors and it'll look taller than Bay Adelaide for sure.and hopefully the worst has past, with granite essentially done (aside from the ground floor on the north side). haters can take it all in, and breathe a bit now.

construction should be pretty boring now (aside from some possible setbacks) all the way up... From here, the next big thing is the onion dome. (and of course more glass). and more glass will = class!!!

We've been having fun waving at the folks now occupying offices on the lowest floor of the Trump (first floor above the parking garages) from across the street at the Canada Permanent. They'll wave back if they spot you.

Redroom Studios
2011-Feb-23, 19:48
^^^ well that would be great if we get that original proposal, but the concern is that this rendering shown in the video is out of date even if it is still being published as recently as today. It shows the original 65 storey render while clearly mentioning 60 storeys in reference to the revised height. And thus the confusion as to what we will end up with...

steveve
2011-Feb-23, 20:02
As for final product - I took a screenshot of the project from the Facebook post.

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5214/5472028539_fda92d1206_b.jpg

i'm not gonna bash you for your effort, but you coulda just pulled it off google ya know :o! lol..... don't worry... it's ok.:cool:

johnwood
2011-Feb-23, 20:38
the building is amazing and is the most exciting project in the city, but the city view in the beginning of the vid was a disappointment because it reminded me of a small city like winnipeg or hamilton. The latest pic is ugly but sleek and i hope the tt ends up like the old render. Cant wait till its done!

khristopher
2011-Feb-23, 22:07
^^^ well that would be great if we get that original proposal, but the concern is that this rendering shown in the video is out of date even if it is still being published as recently as today. It shows the original 65 storey render while clearly mentioning 60 storeys in reference to the revised height. And thus the confusion as to what we will end up with...

Ya, and the mention of the transfer slab in the video doesn't help matters either. Usually those are made when setbacks are created, or floor layouts change.

Automation Gallery
2011-Feb-24, 04:24
There are hundreds if not thousands of people who have been and are involved in the project - there are lots of people who know what the final product will look like.

Well they must all be keeping it a secret.:confused::D

CML
2011-Feb-24, 10:10
Taken by me yesterday

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5093/5473811830_caaba3029f_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/47034510@N08/5473811830/)

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5092/5473215205_5ce6bf87c4_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/47034510@N08/5473215205/)

steveve
2011-Feb-24, 16:32
oh my god... ^^^^^
amazing angle CML, but man does trump look UGLY! the cladding has fallen so far behind here it looks like a skeleton! and the setback on the east side looks really off balance! i'm sure these things will be fixed as it grows taller but it's weird.
trump = out of place at the moment. (and some will say it always was)

drum118
2011-Feb-24, 23:19
Feb 23 from Bloor St
http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5135/5475180226_5c08aba04a_b.jpg

catcher_of_cats
2011-Feb-24, 23:30
Trump does indeed resemble a skeleton when viewed from the Regent Park construction as it appears see-thru.

gristle
2011-Feb-25, 10:54
I'm wondering if I'd prefer "see-through" to the actual look of this thing.

Rob P
2011-Feb-25, 13:44
Just checked the hotel website and it looks like all of June and July is fully booked. Wonder if that is true or they are expecting to delay the opening until August 1 now.

Bruvyman
2011-Feb-25, 14:25
I'm wondering if I'd prefer "see-through" to the actual look of this thing.

What is it that is so offensive about this project? I am asking sincerely since I just don't see it. It looks terrible right now, yes, but skeletons don't usually look good without flesh on their bones.

It has been widely acknowledged around these parts that no one here knows what the final project will look like, but that doesn't seem to stop the prognosticaters with their crystal ball hate-ons

marcus_a_j
2011-Feb-25, 15:59
that doesn't seem to stop the prognosticaters with their crystal ball hate-ons

Welcome to UT, where the Hate-Ons usually start once the preliminary elevations are shown for any project.

Coruscanti Cognoscente
2011-Feb-25, 18:18
Welcome to UT, where the Hate-Ons usually start once the preliminary elevations are shown for any project.

Actually I think that's pretty late in the process of hate-ons starting...

gristle
2011-Feb-26, 02:02
The lower east wall is worthy of hate.

Tewder
2011-Feb-26, 15:52
Heavens!

Jasonzed
2011-Feb-26, 19:58
from today
http://i262.photobucket.com/albums/ii108/jasonzedd/Toronto/20110226098.jpg

http://i262.photobucket.com/albums/ii108/jasonzedd/Toronto/20110226096.jpg

http://i262.photobucket.com/albums/ii108/jasonzedd/Toronto/20110226099.jpg

http://i262.photobucket.com/albums/ii108/jasonzedd/Toronto/20110226100.jpg

steveve
2011-Feb-26, 20:54
that last pic is takes coolness to a whole new level ^^^
the big 3 shall we call them? cause these towers are absolutely HUGE over yonge street. possibly sad once BA2 is built. we won't see trump at all from here.

What's that crane thing ^^^ (the praying mantis machine) for?

raptor
2011-Mar-01, 16:45
Hoarding on the north side is being removed right now.

steveve
2011-Mar-01, 16:54
Hoarding on the north side is being removed right now.

I know what is happening!!!!
The curved facade is going bye-bye!!!
hopefully all these setbacks are gonna look good.
don't kill me for using an old picture:
http://www.trumptowertoronto.com/donaldtrumpintoronto_large.jpg

whatever
2011-Mar-01, 19:47
The floorplans for the units don't show the north side stepping back again, so either the floorplans are inaccurate or they're taking the panels off for some other reason. And if I'm not mistaken they left the panels parked at the top of the elevation the last time they did a setback, and then jumped them back into place once they were up 5 or 6 floors.

steveve
2011-Mar-01, 20:09
The floorplans for the units don't show the north side stepping back again, so either the floorplans are inaccurate or they're taking the panels off for some other reason. And if I'm not mistaken they left the panels parked at the top of the elevation the last time they did a setback, and then jumped them back into place once they were up 5 or 6 floors.

maybe the setback won't be there, but they're definitely flattening the north side:
newer render lacks the setback but shows the flattened upper north side:

http://beta.images.theglobeandmail.com/archive/00317/trump06re03_317581artw.jpg

Tinbasher
2011-Mar-01, 20:36
that last pic is takes coolness to a whole new level ^^^
the big 3 shall we call them? cause these towers are absolutely HUGE over yonge street. possibly sad once BA2 is built. we won't see trump at all from here.

What's that crane thing ^^^ (the praying mantis machine) for?

It looks like they were setting some roof top A/C units on that smaller red brick building beside BA.

toto
2011-Mar-01, 22:16
Based on the floor plans levels 33 - 53 share the same floor plate. If the penthouse is 4 floors, that would leave only 54 - 56. I can't image that 54 -56 will have a different floor plate (set back) than the floors below. From the looks of it, they have about 10 floors to go. If there is a set back at 50s, that would suggest they're doing sometime different than the latest rendering. Something a little close to the orginal rendering. Wishful speculation on my part, would be for them secretly building the orginal 70s.

FAC33
2011-Mar-01, 23:14
Hoarding on the north side is being removed right now.

Noticed this as well. Pedestrians are essentially walking down the middle of Adelaide for the time being.

drum118
2011-Mar-02, 01:24
March 01-11: The hording is coming down and can get a better look at the base.
http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5251/5490164851_8d7cb7fef7_b.jpg

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5100/5490166115_d0f82ca8cf_b.jpg

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5296/5490923558_00ab4391f2_b.jpg

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5217/5490901484_a2277597d5_b.jpg

More photos

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DoqvD7kUDvA

urbandreamer
2011-Mar-02, 03:32
Trump base doesn't pump up my jam: 1 March 2011:

http://img651.imageshack.us/img651/8482/232d.jpg

What city features both wealth and empty available lots within 5 minutes of each other?

http://img52.imageshack.us/img52/9454/210zz.jpg

The usurper to the throne?

http://img853.imageshack.us/img853/1803/231.jpg

FAC33
2011-Mar-02, 11:56
The large, orange-coloured hoarding is now completely gone from the north side. There is some much smaller scaffolding there--can't see if it's going up or coming down as well.

Pedestrians are still walking down the middle of Adelaide.

drum118
2011-Mar-02, 14:41
Boy, Where has the time gone for this Baby??:cool:
Sept 15, 2007
http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1317/1389923684_44614e0257_b.jpg

caltrane74
2011-Mar-02, 14:53
That intersection is so claustrophobic now! - looks like a provincial park in that picture.. so much space. Can let some cattle do some grazing.

Translude15
2011-Mar-03, 13:48
On the evening of March 27th, 2007, I brought my dearest mother to her first Leaf game at the ACC. Fresh in the hunt for the final playoff spot at the time, parking around the arena was scarce. I made my way up Bay Street and found a cozy parking lot at Bay and Adelaide, the future home of Trump Tower Toronto. Fittingly, the lot was speckled with Bentley's, BMW's and Benzes. Parking for the night was $5, and as I looked up and gazed at the dizzying heights of Scotia Plaza, I found it hard to fathom that another towering structure would be able to fit on this small parcel of land. It's amazing how quickly times change.

steveve
2011-Mar-03, 16:03
a while back i misinterpreted the post "hoarding has been removed on the north side". i thought he meant the weather-wall hoarding! my bad!

great photo updates! trump is looking more welcomed at street level now.

toto
2011-Mar-03, 17:05
Drive by shots while stuck in traffic.

Redroom Studios
2011-Mar-03, 22:05
^^^ nice job on that second pic! I think that view east on Adelaide is looking like its going to be the iconic view of Trump...

egotrippin
2011-Mar-03, 22:52
And for the most part, the only view of Trump.

Jasonzed
2011-Mar-04, 15:40
from today
http://i262.photobucket.com/albums/ii108/jasonzedd/Toronto/20110304083.jpg

http://i262.photobucket.com/albums/ii108/jasonzedd/Toronto/20110304064.jpg

sodapop
2011-Mar-04, 18:54
great photos jasonzed!