Glen Condos, The (580 Kingston Rd, Kingston Rd Dev's, 6s, Kowalski Kowalski)

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  1. AlbertC

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    This looks like it could have almost been a decent-looking design if they ditched the faux historicism going on the first few floors.
     
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    Believe it or not, I have no problem with faux historicism nor precast panels. What I do have a problem with is the design of this building.

    That being said, this sort of thing is eons better than grey spandrel & ww that pollutes the city.
     
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    It helps to anchor the aesthetic of facadectomies into the fabric of the city, for better or for worse. It's like faux-2000s development historicism: a development where the facades were supposedly preserved and a new glass building was built behind them. Some might call it witty; others might call it a joke.
     
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    Sorry, no pics, but drove by today and this is under construction. Couldn't quite tell for sure, but looks like the parking garage is approaching grade (either that, or excavation is just below grade, but I could've sworn I saw concrete and rebar).
     
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    Or ditch the spandrel going on the top floor.
     
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    14 months later, and this is now under construction and on the 3rd floor.

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  10. ProjectEnd

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    Too bad...
     
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    Pretty much.
     
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    This building has an identity crisis.
     
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    It can't decide whether it's crap or shit.
     
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