wow. that looks pretty hideous to me. i find it ironic (or maybe fitting, given the history of this neighbourhood and the wackyness of this city?) that yorkville is getting some less than flattering architectural additions as of late.
WOW thanks for the update greenleaf ~ my first reaction was "what on earth is that?" ... and then I looked at it more and thought "this could be interesting" ...
if the final product is done properly, the 'shattered glass pieces' could certainly add interest to the podium (which is just standard precast or limestone otherwise) and run with the 'crystal' theme in Crystal Blu
Hm, no insulation or blueskin behind the stone? Seems a little dodgy.
Design wise I could almost see the random crystal thing working, depending how they light things and how the rest of the podium goes. I think I would have liked it more if it didn't have the mottled look around the edges of the stone tho
Dodgy. I like that word, my buddy who visits from the UK every summer uses that word a lot
Anyway there's a note under the Uptown thread about Blu moving faster. Note that Uptown's base is easily twice as wide as Blu's and Uptown's base runs further back into the site towards Yonge than Blu. See photos below taken today illustrating the difference in depth, and width between the two bases.
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I noted that some time ago too. I presumed there was no above ground parking based on information from their website, but who knows:
The Uptown Residences delivers unsurpassed elegance in the heart of Bloor-Yorkville. This classic 48-storey Art Deco-inspired tower offers impeccable suite designs and superb fitness amenities, all just steps from Toronto’s most fashionable shopping dining and entertainment. Exceptional available suites from 905 to 2,110 sq. ft.
• Exquisite atrium lobby with 24-hour Concierge service
FLOOR TO CEILING HEIGHTS
Municipal numbered Floors 3, 4 and 5
Floor to ceiling height 8 Feet
* Upper kitchen cabinet standard height
Municipal numbered Floors 7 to 42
Floor to ceiling height 9 Feet
Municipal numbered Floors 43 to 47
Floor to ceiling height 10 Feet
Municipal numbered Floor LPH and PH
Floor to ceiling height 11 Feet