Funny thing is, if you go back in the ROCP thread you'll be quite surprised to see some of the forum members who were praising them at the time of their completion.
Personally I thought ROCP looked good on paper, needless to say I didn't feel the same after I saw the quality of the materials they were actually using. As much as I welcome alternatives to glass, the cladding on ROCP, which more closely resembles sheet metal that you'd find on a warehouse, is not the way to go.
Did it say who the architects were? Anyone down by Gerrard who can snap a pic. of the rendering?
I'm curious to see who the developer is. I thought the Delta Chelsea folks owned this piece of land.
I think we likely want something simple here. If we can provide Old City Hall's clock tower with a minimal (but still handsomely proportioned) glass box positioned behind it, then we can correct the wrong that was done to the clock tower vista when those horrid RoCP towers were erected.
Saw the notice on my way to work this morning - I live in the Liberties. Unfortunately I did not have a camera. The rendering is absolutely horrid. It looks as though 3 completely separate towers have been stacked on top of one another. Extremely boxy. Not the kind of neighbour I'm willing to welcome.
Burano is also now peeking out behind old City Hall.Quote:
then we can correct the wrong that was done to the clock tower vista when those horrid RoCP towers were erected.
They mean 3 different designs within one tower.
Well, that's funky.