250 Front St. E (Greenpark Homes) | Page 3

Discussion in 'Buildings' started by M5A, May 16, 2011.

  1. cdr108

    cdr108 Senior Member

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    what is the size of the lot? IIRC, it's one city block.

    is it big enough to accommodate 2 point towers in the 15-25s range fitting the SLM height restrictions something similar to Vu condos at Jarvis/Adelaide??
     
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  2. TheKingEast

    TheKingEast Senior Member

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    Verve is OK, I guess. I like what they did with the loft portion....the tower....not really. Accolade, the blue is just ugly IMO. Element is just plain and boring. All opinion of course. I'd be truly disappointed if they built something like the towers I just listed in that spot.
     
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  3. TheKingEast

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    Yes, it's big enough to support 2 towers. I'm hoping we don't see anything in the 20s+ range.
     
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  4. Edward Skira

    Edward Skira http://skyrisecities.com Staff Member

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    It's half a city block. Porsche has the other half.
     
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  5. neubilder

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    I found the UT thread for 'Axiom' just up the street (Adelaide & Ontario) by Greenpark. Initially they commissioned Hariri Pontarini and it looked promising. Sadly they then hired Kirkor and the new version looks like a suburban McCondo.
    I suspect they didn't want to pony up for good design, so in came the corporate schlockmeisters at Kirkor. Too bad, HPA does nice work and it would have helped Greenpark to build credibility downtown.

    Maybe for 250 Front, it being in the DESIGN district and all, they will hire good designers, and not schlockmeisters.
     
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  6. Automation Gallery

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    Hahaha...i actually had to go to the free dictionary for this one...a merchant who deals in shoddy or inferior merchandise
    Right-on, good one and well said neubilder.:D
     
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