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2221 Yonge Condos 
2221 Yonge St, Toronto
Developer: Tower Hill Development Corporation

2221 Yonge Condos | 193m | 58s | Tower Hill | Pei Partnership | Page 3

Discussion in 'Buildings' started by AlbertC, Dec 20, 2012.

  1. someMidTowner

    someMidTowner ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ Staff Member

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    Hmmm so now we have proposals from:
    Frank Gehry
    Sir Norman Foster
    I M Pei
    Will Alsop

    All within a few months at that
     
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  2. ProjectEnd

    ProjectEnd Senior Member

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    This is actually Chien Chung Pei and Li Chung Pei, Ieoh Ming's Pei sons.
     
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  3. urbandreamer

    urbandreamer recession proof

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    I first heard about this project (architect & developer) 6 months ago. I think it looks great but is it as attractive as Freed's upcoming Yonge&Eglinton projects?

    Another sobering thought: will it get built or is this another sign (as I tweeted last year) of a bubble burst coming?
     
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  4. innsertnamehere

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    Unless what is happening as we speak is considered a bubble, I'd say we are coming in for a soft landing.
     
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  5. interchange42

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    dataBase entry is up
     
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  6. urbandreamer

    urbandreamer recession proof

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    You're welcome.
     
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  7. AlbertC

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    Floor plates are 5-sided - not your typical rectangular box
     
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  9. Urban-Affair

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    Reminds me of a smaller shangri-la in terms of floorplates.
     
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  10. Xray_Crystal_Junkie

    Xray_Crystal_Junkie Senior Member

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    What's "totally hot" about it? It's still a box (with the sides slightly protruding) slathered with balconies. Yawn.

    Looks like we may see some materials other than glass but why so bland? No colour, no real character.
     
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  11. SP!RE

    SP!RE °°°°°°

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    Yeah, you can slap the name "Pei" on it but I'm seeing another uniform design.
     
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  12. Irishmonk

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    Amazing that there are still people who aren't fed up with these cut and paste monoliths.
     
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  13. Critique

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    It's crappy proposals like these that (though it isn't entirely your typical glass box) end up absorbing the market and leave better looking buildings (like massey or ghery or oxford) having to deal with a declining market. What's the point of building something inspiring if buildings like these are being approved whereas ones that actually look like some effort was put into it are pushed to the curb.
     
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  14. Automation Gallery

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    Unfortunately these are the exact type of bldgs. that the DRP like.....'fancy shmancy' is not their thing
     
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  15. flonicky

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    In the renders, the Yonge-facing podium doesn't seem like much of a departure from the existing building. It doesn't seem like a good choice, considering how dead that space feels right now.
     
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