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The Maples (20 Carlton St.) balcony refurbishment

Bayer

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The balconies at this well-known rental building have been undergoing a complete refurbishment for several months now. One of the new railings has been installed. Before and after pics (sorry about the quality).
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With the glass railings you could really see how ugly the building is, not only that, being a rental building you will also see all the crap people store on their balconies.

It would be cool if the walls of each balcony be painted in a slightly different colour, and the glass frosted or with some kind of frit.
 

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Someday, developers/retrofitters will (re-)heed the wisdom of 60s/70s opaque.
 

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ugh ya. I hate the combo of concrete grey and brown, but transparent balconies are not good. You need to hide that stuff. Regardless of how old the building is.
 

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This kind of fits, kind of doesn't. I lived here for a year in the late 80's on the top floor, this was the city view offered back then. I dug it out of a box a few nights ago, it needs to be cleaned up. Maybe later.
 

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Wow, that is such a huge improvement. It is funny that I haven't seen that with my own eyes. I walk past it but always on the north side of the street several times a week.
 

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Just clean and freshly painted. Drainage appears to be greatly improved though.
 

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