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I'm going ostensively against the grain again here and saying this is an improvement over the previous design, but nowhere near the quality of the extraordinary first one. I found the second one a plain, ungainly blue-glass slab. I favour the contrast to the glass of the white lines and balconies in this last iteration.

I agree and don't understand why everyone seems to regard the previous design as self-evidently better. It was extremely plain glass and was likely to end up being value engineered and feature a bunch of spandrel in reality and not look as clean and crisp as in the rendering anyway. The definition on this one is better IMO, although I agree it does look cheap and junky — but the previous design was not better from my perspective.
 

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Best design was undoubtedly the first one, no question. Debating the last two iterations just feels pointless to me, since the original was tall, slender, and felt like a NYC-style supertall. The problem is fundamentally with the new massing/building shape, so it will never be able to look as good as the first design. If I had to choose between the second and third (final) designs, I'd probably go with the one we're getting only because it is a residential building, and a plain facade with wraparound blue glass signals office tower to me usually.
 

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Without fritted balcony glass to add some design emphasis,
this one is going to end up looking worse than Aura across the street.
 

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This was my favorite version

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They probably would have built this sexy skyscraper if the city would have given them the height. Now we're stuck with wide hips Bertha !
 

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They probably would have built this sexy skyscraper if the city would have given them the height. Now we're stuck with wide hips Bertha !
No they wouldn't. Because Cresford still would have gone belly up. And Concord would have taken over with something substantially subpar. All the allowance for letting this tower shadow Allan Gardens would have given Concord a bit more height to play around with. And that's it.
 

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No they wouldn't. Because Cresford still would have gone belly up. And Concord would have taken over with something substantially subpar. All the allowance for letting this tower shadow Allan Gardens would have given Concord a bit more height to play around with
I can't understand why the city didn't go with the first rendering if hieght is an issue because of Allen Gardens . The first rendering of the two slim unique condo towers could have done the job. And could have been widened up more if chopped down to not shadow the park. The new rendering is as wide as an office tower not mentioning the height factor shadowing other proposals.
 

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I can't understand why the city didn't go with the first rendering if hieght is an issue because of Allen Gardens . The first rendering of the two slim unique condo towers could have done the job. And could have been widened up more if chopped down to not shadow the park. The new rendering is as wide as an office tower not mentioning the height factor shadowing other proposals.
The developer-that-was switched architects midway I gather?

Are almost permanent tents in Allen Gardens count as 'shadowing'? Asking for a friend.
OT: Same argument could be made for the trees that grow there. And temporary structures are temporary structures, no matter how long standing they've been there or will be there as far as I am aware.
 
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