I don't necessarily think it's just about the colour, it's that the colour wasn't advertised in the proposals or any of the renderings and basically surprised everyone. The building is delivering what people didn't expect and it's throwing us off. At least, that's what's happening with me.Poor 88 Queen! Once the Belle of the Ball when it's podium was being clad, it is now the red-headed (or mint-clad) stepchild.
The colour combination is a head-scratcher, but I don't think it's a deal-breaker. It's a scoop of chocolate and a scoop of mint. And aside from the colour, the tower looks fine - balanced and organized.
Posters on this forum are often like "No more neutrals! We want more colour!" And then when a non-neutral colour is given to them, it's like "Not that colour!" Neutrals are used so often because they are blandly acceptable. Orange, green, yellow, red, purple - particularly when they aren't accents - are always going to upset someone.
I agree though, it could actually work and not be a deal-breaker. We'll get used to it. I tend to trust Hariri Pontarini projects in general, so let's see how it turns out!