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  1. Mongo

    Toronto | 83 - 95 Bloor West | 272.44m | 79s | Parallax | IBI Group

    What about shadowing? We all know that the City will cut it back if there is any hint of shadow on Jesse Ketchum Park. This site is almost due south of the park, so maximum heights must be lower than at other sites along Bloor that got cut back for that reason in the past.
  2. Mongo

    Toronto | Concord Sky | 298.99m | 84s | Concord Adex | a—A

    Different standards for different markets. It all depeds on what a particular market will tolerate, if the buyers expect and demand higher quality they will get it, if they don't demand it, they don't get it. Guess which group most Toronto buyers fall into.
  3. Mongo

    Toronto | Concord Sky | 298.99m | 84s | Concord Adex | a—A

    If they number all the floors with the ACTUAL numbers, floors 4, 14, 24, and so on will have fewer Chinese owners, but the great majority of floor numbers will not contain a 4. Should not be an issue, unless they are expecting almost all the units in the building to be bought by Chinese.
  4. Mongo

    Toronto | East Harbour | 214.2m | 65s | Cadillac Fairview | Adamson

    Am I the only one who sees some resemblance to the Entertainment District, except with a 210m "tabletop" rather than a 160m "tabletop"?
  5. Mongo

    Toronto | Peter and Adelaide | 152.39m | 47s | Graywood | BBB

    Isn't it now a City requirement to have at least 60% spandrel on all new residential towers? Something like that, maybe 40%. I think you can thank the City for all the spandrel that you will be seeing in the future. I understand the intent is to increase the energy efficiency of new...
  6. Mongo

    Toronto | 11 YV | 212.44m | 62s | Metropia | Sweeny &Co

    Am I the only person who actually uses "amongst" in verbal conversation?
  7. Mongo

    Toronto | 11 YV | 212.44m | 62s | Metropia | Sweeny &Co

    That's for when you want to fancy up "we did not know". :)
  8. Mongo

    Toronto | Concord Sky | 298.99m | 84s | Concord Adex | a—A

    Maybe not CONSTANTLY, but in summer I definitely prefer to walk on the shadowed side of the street, to avoid the blazing sun.
  9. Mongo

    Toronto | 212 King Street West | 311.8m | 80s | Dream Office | SHoP

    I am still unhappy that the DRP shot down the Distillery District Rack House D design -- which had won an award from Architecture Magazine -- in 2012:
  10. Mongo

    100 Metre List

    I am not sure where to post this, but I think it fits best in this forum. I have compiled a spreadsheet of all buildings at least 300 feet tall (I used feet because it has higher height resolution than using metres) in the Greater Toronto Area (Toronto, Mississauga, Vaughan, Markham, and...
  11. Mongo

    100 Metre List

    It's been 9 months, and the 100+ metre list STILL has the filter applied, you can only see the buildings on Bremner Blvd. Can somebody with authorization PLEASE remove the filter? The list is useless right now! NOTE: Just figured out you can download the sheet and then in DATA, remove the...
  12. Mongo

    Toronto | 100 Broadway | 112.8m | 36s | Reserve Properties | IBI Group

    😀 I assume that's 370 FEET = 112.776m.
  13. Mongo

    Toronto | 80 Bloor Street West | 250m | 72s | Krugarand | Giannone Petricone

    I have said before that the users of Jesse Ketchum must be reverse vampires, because they apparently burst into flames if they are exposed to a shadow. I personally prefer staying in shadow during the summers, direct sunlight is often too hot for me (especially with the expected effects of...
  14. Mongo

    Toronto | 11 YV | 212.44m | 62s | Metropia | Sweeny &Co

    I second what everyone is saying. Pantages was a huge thing at the time, whereas it would no doubt be barely noticed today. I guess it's to be expected, given the massive (and still rising) ongoing level of construction in Toronto now. I know that in recent years there are far too many active...
  15. Mongo

    Toronto | CIBC SQUARE | 241.39m | 50s | Hines | WilkinsonEyre

    This is from a spreadsheet I made, showing construction of all 300-foot or taller high-rises (not including the CN Tower). For each building I subtracted 300 from the height in feet. So a 328 foot building gets 28 points, and a 585 foot building gets 285 points. The blue line shows the sum of...
  16. Mongo

    Toronto | 415 Yonge | 229.9m | 69s | Marwest | Kirkor Architects

    A new design was just submitted to the City. No official heights yet, but in the new renders it appears to be about the same height as Aura (so maybe 270m). Counting floors on the render yields 72 floors.
  17. Mongo

    Union Park | 303.26m | 58s | Oxford Properties | Pelli Clarke & Partners

    Comparing the tallest Union Park tower with the taller 400 Front West tower (which is right next to Union Park and hence should have minimal perspective distortion), I make the tallest Union Park tower to be 1.525 times the height of the taller 400 Front West tower (199m), which would make it...
  18. Mongo

    Union Park | 303.26m | 58s | Oxford Properties | Pelli Clarke & Partners Also, Union Centre (267m) is well below the height of the tallest Union Park office tower, and even slightly lower than the second Union Park office tower.
  19. Mongo

    Union Park | 303.26m | 58s | Oxford Properties | Pelli Clarke & Partners

    The diagram shows Mirvish-Gehry West and East at 305m and 275m, but this is out of date, their currently planned heights have been increased to 329m and 301.6m. The tallest Union Park tower is shown as being a bit taller than Mirvish-Gehry East, so 306m looks about right (assuming that the...