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Thread: 1 Bloor East, DEAD AND BURIED (Bazis, -2s, Varacalli)

  1. #166
    officedweller Guest

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    8 ft is standard condo ceiling height in Vancouver.


  2. #167
    yyzer Guest

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    In the new Condo Guide (Apr 2-16) there is an insert, "Condominium Builders Annual", and on pages 14 & 15 of that, there is an ad for Bazis....pics of Crystal Blue, and of that gigantic project in Moscow that looks like the Royal York on steroids....they also mention 1 Bloor, "Coming Soon"...no rendering, but it does say "Residences, Hotel, Retail"....so it looks like there will be a hotel component...

    Can't wait till Thursday....

  3. #168
    yelluwskys Guest

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    I hope not. Sorry for going OT, but that whole 'unlucky number' thing -- Western or Chinese -- drives me crazy. It's sad that developers have to bow to the forces of superstition in order to sell their product.
    Agree!!!

    Don't they know that even by skipping 4th floor, their 5th floor is STILL 4th?

  4. #169
    Greg29Toronto Guest

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    Don't they know that even by skipping 4th floor, their 5th floor is STILL 4th?
    Floor numbering is completely askew in apartments and condos.
    Skipping the 13th makes the 14th floor the 13th too. When you think about it, the 14th floor is really the 12th floor or "level" as most buildings name the first floor above ground as the "2nd" floor which is really not true. The 2nd floor is the 1st level. Now remove the "4's" from the floor naming mix and it's an even wackier mess.

  5. #170
    AndrewJM3D Guest

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    So what are everybody's guesses on what height will be put forth?

    I say roughly 850 feet or around 260 metres.

  6. #171
    Mongo62aa Guest

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    Dibs on 235m

    Bill

  7. #172
    samsonyuen Guest

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    It looks great. I really hope it gets built. I wonder if there really be another Adidas store like the renderings (or Armani, which is absent in Toronto presently)...

  8. #173
    MG22 Guest

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    I'm going to go with somewhere between 215 - 220 M with this one. My final guess is 218 M. However, I wouldn't object to it being any higher, but I just don't see it for this area .. yet.

  9. #174
    gbelan Guest

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    andrew hope you are right ! i am guessing 240m

  10. #175
    BuildTO Guest

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    Don't they know that even by skipping 4th floor, their 5th floor is STILL 4th?
    It's the number itself which drives the superstition. Just as long as they don't have to push the number '4' in the elevator, or look at that number on their front door, they're ok.

    Why are some people afraid of cats? I don't know, but it doesn't change the fact that many people are.

    When you think about it, the 14th floor is really the 12th floor or "level" as most buildings name the first floor above ground as the "2nd" floor which is really not true. The 2nd floor is the 1st level.
    That may be the convention on other continents, but I actually think the North American tendency to regard the ground floor as 1 is more logical. The level above ground level is 2, not 1. Otherwise, what would ground level be? 'Zero'?

  11. #176
    Canuck 36 Guest

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    I'll be a spoiler like on the Price is Right - 1 dollar/210 metres.

  12. #177
    Greg29Toronto Guest

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    That may be the convention on other continents, but I actually think the North American tendency to regard the ground floor as 1 is more logical. The level above ground level is 2, not 1. Otherwise, what would ground level be? 'Zero'?
    I did notice at a hospital today the first floor above the lobby was actually "1" (logical!). It's been a while since I've been in an office building to notice if that's a similar practice or not.

  13. #178
    DaninToronto2 Guest

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    This should be fun. Im going to go with 249 metres.

  14. #179
    Brighter Hell Guest

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    That may be the convention on other continents, but I actually think the North American tendency to regard the ground floor as 1 is more logical. The level above ground level is 2, not 1. Otherwise, what would ground level be? 'Zero'?
    I used to work at Place du Portage in Gatineau. The phase I worked in had escalators leading from the ground floor doors up to the main level, which was level zero. Above that (the third floor) was level one. I have no idea what the actual ground floor was...negative one?

  15. #180
    yyzer Guest

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    in spite of what Kyle Rae said...I am going long....302 metres...

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