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Bay Adelaide Centre West Tower (Brookfield, 50s, WZMH)

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3Dementia

Guest
check out pgs 28 and 29 they show east and west elevations on both pages ,but arent the north and south elevations supposed to be on pg 29

gbelan noted that the final BA report (west tower) had a rather glaring error... the same east/west elevations were used for the north/south elevations.

I sent a note to the planner and he sent back the corrected north/south elevations.


----- Original Message -----
From: Al Rezoski
To: Scott Dickson
Sent: Tuesday, May 09, 2006 1:39 PM
Subject: Re: Bay Adelaide



Thank you for catching the mistake. The correct north and south elevations are attached.


Al Rezoski, Project Officer
Clean & Beautiful City Secretariat and
Senior Planner, Downtown Section
(Ph) 416-392-0481
(Fax) 416-392-1300


baNS.jpg



You are welcome Al.

After patiently waiting for many years to see the BA stump disappear, I pray the "real" architecture (or at least the cladding/materials) conjures up more than these elevations seem to offer. So many designs over so many years.... to arrive at a stubby BMO box?? I can't believe I envy Mississauga...!

See attached for your amusement.

Cheers.


baevolution.jpg


;-)
 
A

alklay

Guest
I did not mind version two and I am not sure why the form was dropped (it does not look out of date or anything).

I too am praying that the latest version turns out a heck of lot better than what the initial drawings indicate.
 
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cassiusa

Guest
Thanks for posting that.

The ground floor looks like it'll be over 13 metres tall. Nice.
 
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pw20

Guest
To be honest... they all suck.

V.1 - Early nineties Atlanta - looks like something the people on Melrose Place would have worked in. Two words: LA Law.
V.2 - The swoop roof says we're different, but still too cheap to get a real architect.
V.3 - We have no idea what we're doing so we just threw this together! Setbacks are cool, right?
V.4 - The bland leading the bland.
 
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andreapalladio

Guest
A dome was also an option for the crown of the mid '80s design. The shopped both options around when they were trying to lease it originally, and would ask prosepective tenants which they preferred.
 
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jayomatic

Guest
Garbage. Compared to what other commercial buildings are being constructed worldwide, this is pure Canadian. Boring as shit.
 
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Antiloop33rpm

Guest
I actually prefer the latest version. Is it daring? No. Is it as tacky as the first three designs? No. Its just something in the middle, average, wont stand out as being great or horrible. Its inoffensive. I think this building will work just fine for Toronto.
 
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2mr

Guest
The origianl and verison 3 are just plain ugly as hell. Version 2 would look better if it were taller and the latest version looks best compared to these choices.
 
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Ed007Toronto

Guest
I'm not worried that it's a box. A new TD or CIBC would be a great addition. The question is will it be anywhere close to those two? Awaiting proper renderings.
 
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wyliepoon

Guest
I also like versions 2 and 4. However, for version 4 I think it would be better if a more well known architect is brought in as a design consultant- something like Mies' role in the design of the TD Centre.
 
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gbelan

Guest
thanks for following up on that 3d, i am really starting to take a liking to this tower.it will definately have a huge presence.
 
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thenay

Guest
Version 3 is my fav, then 2, and then thats it.. lol
Why are most buildings so boxy in this city >:
 
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3Dementia

Guest
Hi,
We require 1:50 podium detail elevations. The section 37 agreement will secure building materials. Through site plan approval we will ensure that the building is attractive.

Al Rezoski, Project Officer


See above his response to my editorializing.

It's clear we have no worries... we have now been assured the building will be an architectural masterpiece ("attractive" is code for masterpiece).
 
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scarberiankhatru

Guest
Until I see a bigger and better (colour) rendering of version 4, version 1 is my favourite.



*ducks*
 

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