Let's also acknowledge that this building is chasing LEED Platinum certification, and as such the office lights will be kept to timers and sensors with minimal lighting kept on 24/7.
Also, construction lights are rarely diffused/covered in any way, and are far harsher than office lights.
While that's a fair point, I don't think it's beneficial to the future streetscape of the city (especially a neighbourhood like Southcore that needs public realm activation moreso than others) to dismiss it for not being Yonge and Bloor. Why can't we have more Yonge and Bloor in Toronto?
If there's anything the uber-wealthy will appreciate about this address, it will be a discreet (and discrete) entrance to the lobby.
Richard Fuld of Lehman Brothers had the elevator to his office ready and waiting for him when he arrived, and it went straight up without stopping. The rich don't...
I'm not an expert, but I'd assume there are building code implications on housing underground fuel storage tanks directly underneath a high rise building.
A solution totally exists, but land is just not in demand that much in Toronto yet.
It actually inverts for the crown - check out the reflections on the crown triangle versus the adjacent ones, they reflect light at the same angle. The uppermost level of the building's floorplate will actually resemble a 4-pointed star rather than a rectangle.
I agree with you, I think keeping...
Would be interesting to see some creeping vines (Well-maintained of course, as to not engulf the resident's windows) planted at the base of each of the crimping fins.
I'm terrible at landscape design though.
On a tower like this with an efficient central core design, that is highly unlikely. Hines/IC will build to base building condition, and the workplace designers will feel the crunch in figuring out specific office layouts.