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    464 Queen St W Parkette (NAK)

    I disagree. How is this a huge mistake? The little parkette interventions that have been cropping up along this stretch of Queen (Denison, Ryerson etc.) have been great for the street - so long as the city can maintain them. This will tie in perfectly with them - and if designed properly could...
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    Toronto | Parliament Slip | ?m | ?s | Waterfront Toronto | West 8

    The comment wasn't directed at you, or anyone on this board. I remember some years ago, there was a Safety Justice League (?) representative, who made a big stink about the slopes and lack of fencing and warning signs on the wave decks at Harboufront! My comment is more reactionary to the...
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    Toronto | Parliament Slip | ?m | ?s | Waterfront Toronto | West 8

    This entire thing needs to be fenced-in, roped-off and the slopes flattened!! This is an outrage! It's dangerous and I am scared! I also want more signage explaining the dangers I am about to engage in, while accessing these spaces. Ahhhhhhhhhh! Water. ....meanwhile the ever cunning and...
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    Toronto | Eaton Centre (Ongoing Renewal) | ?m | ?s | Cadillac Fairview | Zeidler

    Agreed - my point exactly, but I guess I was thinking more about the general idea of how it evolved - that it had the bones to continue being so much more!
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    Toronto | Eaton Centre (Ongoing Renewal) | ?m | ?s | Cadillac Fairview | Zeidler

    Very true - on all accounts :P. Money talks and bulls$%t walks, I once heard.
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    Toronto | Eaton Centre (Ongoing Renewal) | ?m | ?s | Cadillac Fairview | Zeidler

    Absolutely - so true. I am sure this has been mentioned before, but my realization some years ago, was how other than the main atrium really, the Eaton Centre has completely lost its identity. It struggles to be relevant in today's short-attention spanned minds, which in turn pushes CF to react...
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    Toronto | Eaton Centre (Ongoing Renewal) | ?m | ?s | Cadillac Fairview | Zeidler

    ...I deleted what I initially wrote, because my energy levels dropped and my brain started to seize up, for all the thinking and writing... Instead, I will show a picture, which I am sure many of you have seen - of the Eaton Centre, shown sometime between 1977 and 1980(?), where I feel...
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    Toronto | 100 Queens Quay at Sugar Wharf | 117.34m | 25s | Menkes | B+H

    What could have added more depth and character to this building, is if they had kept the temporary vertical slot, indented it and made it into a substantial reveal. It would have broken up the monotony of the box. Ahh, but B+H is not good enough to pull that off. p5
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    City-TV & OMNI-TV's H.Q. (formerly Torch, Quadrangle)

    Pig on a pig. Pig on a lipstick? Stick on a piglip? On a pig, lipstick? Pig. Lipstick. A pig on lipstick. (...👍) Lipstick pig... ....brings all the boys to the yard. Oh...covid.
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    Toronto | The One | 338.3m | 94s | Mizrahi Developments | Foster + Partners

    You might be onto something here. If you look at the mechanical levels (zones), which are sandwiched between the residential floors, they are quite a bit taller than the original proposal. They could conceivably be inserting an additional floor into each of the mechanical zones, which would give...
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    Toronto | The One | 338.3m | 94s | Mizrahi Developments | Foster + Partners

    Sorry, but that is wrong. You absolutely need to keep the concrete warm, especially curing during winter months, when temperatures drop below zero. When pouring they often tent or provide heat-blankets to maintain and heat the concrete to prevent freezing. Sub-zero temperatures can cause...
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    Toronto | Union Centre | 274.18m | 52s | Westbank | Bjarke Ingels Group

    Exactly - great point ProjectEnd! UD & Planning are always looking to see if a project creates a precedent - typically something they will try to dissuade the developer/design team from creating, where possible through planning changes.
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    Toronto | The One | 338.3m | 94s | Mizrahi Developments | Foster + Partners

    A Half-Christo............................................................................................................................................................... back from the dead! Courtesy of Benito
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    Toronto | Ace Hotel Toronto | 44.8m | 13s | Carbon Hospitality | Shim-Sutcliffe

    The light coloured penthouse level likely came out of discussions with residents or working groups, to minimize the impact of the height - lighter material being used here, would (hopefully) blend in with the sky more. Now, is it successful? No. Is the building interesting or well designed...
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    Toronto | Ace Hotel Toronto | 44.8m | 13s | Carbon Hospitality | Shim-Sutcliffe

    Forgive me UT gods. I, thine lowly servant of design implementation and observation, do beg for forgiveness. For when I cast my eyes upon this edifice, I am struck by the overwhelming compulsion to chunder violently. In other words..barf!
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    Toronto | The Well | 174.03m | 46s | RioCan | Hariri Pontarini

    They should leave the cranes attached once it is completed for the added Lloyd's of London effect. Or just take a page from Libeskind's tower on the Esplanade.
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    Toronto | The One | 338.3m | 94s | Mizrahi Developments | Foster + Partners

    Yes, exactly! If you have ever poured concrete yourself, you can feel the heat the concrete emits as it cures. Not to mention, given the size of these columns, they will be curing (gaining in compressive strength) for months potentially. I recall a project where the concrete on 1 section of a...
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    Toronto | The One | 338.3m | 94s | Mizrahi Developments | Foster + Partners

    I am not sure what you saw exactly, but it does sound a lot like craze cracks. These are noticeable when the formwork is removed as the concrete has set, but then gets wet, in this case rain/snow falling on it. Its appearance looks like dozens of hairline cracks racing around the surface of the...
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    Toronto | 315 Spadina | 45.78m | 13s | Podium | Montgomery Sisam

    My understanding is that they are looking for a newer space with a better layout and have been looking well before the property was sold.

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