Why is there this insistence that we need to have a building utterly finished before we can judge its' aesthetics? We can tell 1 St. Thomas would look good, Four Seasons would look good, L Tower would look good and Uptown would look terrible way before any of them is actually complete.
Its ironic that you keep insisting that a building this poorly, cheaply and incompetently finished needs to be uh, 'finished' for you to judge it. The 'finished' project will mean 78 floors of the same cheap finishes now adorning the 60-odd floors that are there already. its only going to get worse, not better.
There's also the fact that we keep hearing that defence over and over, and it keeps being proven false over and over.
"Oh, it'll look good once the podium is open."
"Oh, it'll look good once the retail is in place."
"Oh, it'll look good once it reaches the first setback."
"Oh, it'll look good once the balcony cladding is on."
"Oh, it'll look good once they get to the curtainwall section."
And now, "Oh, it'll look good once it's topped out." Any predictions how that'll work out, based on past performance?
At this point, defenses of this turd sound less like an aesthetic stance and more like Stockholm syndrome.