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Paclo

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Earlier today:

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The balcony glass looks okay from certain angles, but from my vantage point, which is similar to Paclo's picture above, it makes the building look perpetually unfinished.
 

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That’s quite the drop. It’s a B/B+ for me. I think thry did everything well except for the balcony glass.
When the balcony glass is pretty much the envelope of the building, I think a C- is generous grade IMO.

What makes it worse is that it could have been easily corrected in the design phase of the building. A real shame.
 
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When the balcony glass is pretty much the envelope of the building, I think a C- is generous grade IMO.

What makes it worse is that it could have been easily corrected in the design phase of the building. A real shame.

Balcony glass is a big part, but overall appearance of the building is better than a C- IMO. It's one of the nicer new builds in quite some time.

Perhaps the issue had to do with budget.
 

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Balcony glass is a big part, but overall appearance of the building is better than a C- IMO. It's one of the nicer new builds in quite some time.

Perhaps the issue had to do with budget.
I don't know... If you have a masterpiece but cover it in sh*t, is it still a masterpiece or now just ruined and worthless? Would you still hang it in a museum? Likely not.

My feelings towards 75 Esplanade. It's ruined for me.
 
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I don't know... If you have a masterpiece but cover it in sh*t, is it still a masterpiece or now just ruined and worthless? Would you still hang it in a museum? Likely not.

My feelings towards 75 Esplanade. It's ruined for me.

im not calling it a masterpiece. But I understand that you can’t stand the building. I still think it worked out well. Kind of like theatre park where they completely changed the banding. Really pissed me off...but still an attractive looking building..

Anyways, I respect your opinion.
 

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im not calling it a masterpiece. But I understand that you can’t stand the building. I still think it worked out well. Kind of like theatre park where they completely changed the banding. Really pissed me off...but still an attractive looking building..

Anyways, I respect your opinion.
I totally hear you and respect your POV, but I think the difference for me with something like Theatre Park is I think it still looks good, even with the scaled back vision for the banding. Whereas for 75 Esplanade, the balconies don't look good at all, taking away from making this building attractive IMO. The balconies completely ruined the rhythm of the very sharp cladding that surrounds it. From a distance, it looks pretty horrible.

Adding a simple white cladding to the trim would have improved it drastically and honestly wouldn't have killed their budget, they clearly didn't care enough to even bother.
 

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I totally hear you and respect your POV, but I think the difference for me with something like Theatre Park is I think it still looks good, even with the scaled back vision for the banding. Whereas for 75 Esplanade, the balconies don't look good at all, taking away from making this building attractive IMO. The balconies completely ruined the rhythm of the very sharp cladding that surrounds it. From a distance, it looks pretty horrible.

Adding a simple white cladding to the trim would have improved it drastically and honestly wouldn't have killed their budget, they clearly didn't care enough to even bother.
Can’t help but agree. From most angles the building looks a bit messy, incomplete, almost as it has scaffolding around it.

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