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    Toronto | The HUB | 257.85m | 57s | Oxford Properties | Rogers Stirk Harbour

    Because who is going to lease the retail? There will be not apple glass box in this area.
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    Toronto | Avenue 151 | 41m | 10s | Dash Developments | Teeple Architects

    Ayah --- you need to see this monstrosity in person. It isn't rich bronze - that's an instagram filter - it's flat brown powder-coated paint like a UPS uniform. The "gold" above is a bit better, but it is paint, not a nice anodized mullion and it does not read as gold - it reads as yellow.
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    Toronto | Avenue 151 | 41m | 10s | Dash Developments | Teeple Architects

    This is the ugliest project, I think, in the City. The renderings look nothing like the final product, and I cannot imagine the condo board will not be full-on lawsuit as soon as it's registered. Full glazing at-grade (not 50% spandrel), bronze (not backpainted brown), gold, not brass window...
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    Toronto | 346 Davenport | 36m | 9s | Freed | RAW Design

    Depends on the developer. Freed is the king of LPAT.
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    Toronto | Union Centre | 274.18m | 52s | Westbank | Bjarke Ingels Group

    Are these also glass from the interior? Also,where are the Well's elevators? I'm surprised they would go with glass as it's not a side core (I don't think). Curious to learn. The CN Tower isn't really relevant because it isn't adjacent occupied spaces.
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    Toronto | Union Centre | 274.18m | 52s | Westbank | Bjarke Ingels Group

    I think that it could be very impractical. 120 minute fire glass is $300 PSF; though I have never seen rated glass doors. Given that the tower is 400 feet wide and 750 feet tall, and the core face is the majority of the tower, it could be $90,000,000 of glass. I think, further, that wire glass...
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    Toronto | Union Centre | 274.18m | 52s | Westbank | Bjarke Ingels Group

    I still think that the biggest issue is that the building will not be transparent as they've shown in all of their renders. The elevators need to be fire rated. It will be a 400' wide opaque wall. I am very upset it is not a narrower building.
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    Toronto | The HUB | 257.85m | 57s | Oxford Properties | Rogers Stirk Harbour

    I hear you on this - lobbies are smaller in Chicago and most of NYC. On retail though, this isnt Yonge and Bloor.
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    Toronto | The HUB | 257.85m | 57s | Oxford Properties | Rogers Stirk Harbour

    WPP does have retail. I am corrected, though the main lobby has none. What retail is going into 85? I heard that it was a fitness centre amenity for the complex.
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    Toronto | The HUB | 257.85m | 57s | Oxford Properties | Rogers Stirk Harbour

    A tonne of people need a lot of space. That said, the lack of retail is an oxford special: 100 Adelaide no retail Waterpark Place 3 no retail 85 Richmond no retail
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    Toronto | Park Hyatt Renovation | 63m | 18s | Oxford Properties | KPMB

    I see. I am glad they didny go with a mural.
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    Toronto | Union Park | 303m | 58s | Oxford Properties | Pelli Clarke Pelli

    Cant do that. Park shadowing on Clarence Square
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    Toronto | Union Park | 303m | 58s | Oxford Properties | Pelli Clarke Pelli

    That's fair. Pelli is still generally very high quality execution.
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    Toronto | Union Park | 303m | 58s | Oxford Properties | Pelli Clarke Pelli

    It's Pelli. While some folks would argue they aren't super innovative, I think it would be hard to argue their execution isn't consistently great ... and Oxford has deep pockets................................

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