I believe it is the job, nay, the responsibility of communities everywhere to be appalled at the possibility of tall buildings being erected near them. Even if it is in downtown Toronto. On otherwise useless land. In downtown Toronto. Did I mention that already?
A Google Sketchup model I did based on the 50-storey condo tower feasibility study. I added a spire and some fins that absolutely put BAC to shame and voila... a modern-day Flatiron Building. Height to the top of the spire is 615ft. (Note: I did not read ProjectEnd's challenge before doing this.)
Model placed in Google Earth, with its potential neighbours Ice Condos and Maple Leaf Square.
yea, but if you look closely at the photo, they aren't that close to the elevated highway. There's some space in between. But with 120 Harbour, it's practically touching it. I little too close for comfort. But then, if builders build, I don't think some buyers care until something happens and investors definitely wouldn't care. Since people would buy Panorama I'm sure there are probably peeps who would buy here too. I just find it a bit too close for comfort.
With the podium, I guess it pushes the residence away a bit and lifts it up. But then, the podium is so close.