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Nice shots, great vantage point! Wow, look at Hullmark cracking the horizon in the distance! There are few streets anywhere in the world with so much development spread out over such a long distance.
Every picture of this building reinforces my belief that there should have been more of the curtainwall part. I know balconies are a good sell but still, with the way that section was executed the tower would have looked a lot better with more of the upper part.
Agreed. As it climbed it emerged from its boxy confines, became more elegant and pure. But the effect on the whole is jarring.
Excellent vantage point! Looks like a VERY high floor of FCP if not the top! I've said Aura looks best from the South, but the weird thing about the design is, it tends to look different from no matter where you are standing. For example in that pic, Aura looks pretty lopsided and the curved portion looks its widest. the boxy sections that support bulkiness of upper half of the tower are barely visible.
Whereas from South on Yonge and from NPS, it looks quite different and a lot more balanced. weird.
Toronto City Model: