There are both good and crappy new(ish) buildings there too. I mean, a lot of New Yorkers don't much care for New York by Gerhy (8 Spruce Street; a FRANK-effing-GEHRY!) or 432 Park Avenue, both less than a decade old. Every city has subjectively and objectively ugly buildings (Tour Montparnasse in Paris anyone?). If people here are gonna compare Toronto and Manhattan on what seems like an annoyingly regular basis, please check the inferiority complex first.I'm pretty sure someone visiting from Manhattan would see it and go, "Oh, well...now isn't that a cute attempt.'
I find that Toronto of all places manages to keep more of its old architecture (even as facades) than New York, maybe because we have less.I lived in NYC for four years and can assure all of the breathless Toronto-bashers that there's just as much bad and cheap contemporary architecture in NYC as there is in Toronto.