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the warmth provided by the wood colour is such a nice surprise and is really the cherry on top of such a great building. I'm hoping that others take note and that this is signalling a shift in buyer expectations and rise in standards.
 

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the warmth provided by the wood colour is such a nice surprise and is really the cherry on top of such a great building. I'm hoping that others take note and that this is signalling a shift in buyer expectations and rise in standards.
Just a note to say that's not wood, that's aluminum with a baked powder coat on it. The Planning Department is not nuts about it as it doesn't come by its appearance honestly—they would rather that materials look like what they're actually made of—but they likely cannot stop its use where developers insist.

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The Planning Department is not nuts about it as it doesn't come by its appearance honestly—they would rather that materials look like what they're actually made of—but they likely cannot stop its use where developers insist.
Who cares if it isn't real wood. The planning department should worry about more important things.
 

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Just a note to say that's not wood, that's aluminum with a baked powder coat on it. The Planning Department is not nuts about it as it doesn't come by its appearance honestly—they would rather that materials look like what they're actually made of—but they likely cannot stop its use where developers insist.

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Was wondering about that...so it's 'faux wood on Wood'. Real wood wouldn't weather well with changing humidity and temps. But the average Joe probably couldn't tell the difference anyway. (It's similar to the treatment under the overhangs on the Wyatt?). Looks great nonetheless.
 
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Just a note to say that's not wood, that's aluminum with a baked powder coat on it. The Planning Department is not nuts about it as it doesn't come by its appearance honestly—they would rather that materials look like what they're actually made of—but they likely cannot stop its use where developers insist.

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it's interesting that the Planning department has an opinion on aluminum looking like wood yet has remained silent on the preponderance of grey spandrel that has covered buildings in recent years.
 

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Just a note to say that's not wood, that's aluminum with a baked powder coat on it. The Planning Department is not nuts about it as it doesn't come by its appearance honestly—they would rather that materials look like what they're actually made of—but they likely cannot stop its use where developers insist.

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Who cares if it isn't real wood. The planning department should worry about more important things.
Was wondering about that...so it's 'faux wood on Wood'. Real wood wouldn't weather well with changing humidity and temps. But the average Joe probably couldn't tell the difference anyway. (It's similar to the treatment under the overhangs on the Wyatt?). Looks great nonetheless.
It's also a code-based, 'combustible materials', issue - can't use things for decor that could set the structure ablaze. King Portland Centre's soffit is also in this category.
 

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