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eltodesukane

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"...look at the Atrium..."
The Atrium should have a direct open underground connection with the Eaton Center.
Being so isolated right next to the Eaton Center is a major weakness.
 

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It sort of does via Dundas Station.
It’s a bit hidden, especially if you’re not aware it’s there. To go between the EC and the atrium requires going through 3 sets of doors and up a flight of stairs.
If they moved the newsstand and stairs further east (and preserved the McElchern tiles) a straight (visual and pedestrian) line from the Eaton centre to the atrium could be possible. It’d then be long enough to get rid of the weird stair vestibule and ramp it or do a subtler split staircase—and get rid of at least one set of those doors.
 

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It would be better to implode the eaton centre and rebuild it.
While we are at it, the new Eaton Centre can be built above Yonge Street and also be on both sides of Yonge Street (the original façades can be retained).

Many cities have arterial roads that run under buildings. Seneca One Tower, Buffalo's tallest building, is constructed over Main Street (a few years before the MetroRail was constructed).
 
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I can't imagine why anyone would want the site of the Eaton Centre to be a construction site for the better part of a decade.

Just open it up to Yonge Street and call it a day.
 

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I can't imagine why anyone would want the site of the Eaton Centre to be a construction site for the better part of a decade.

Just open it up to Yonge Street and call it a day.
The construction over at Union Station has been good practice for us. I feel like we're ready for another 10+ year construction project ;)
 

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While we are at it, the new Eaton Centre can be built above Yonge Street and also be on both sides of Yonge Street (the original façades can be retained).

Many cities have arterial roads that run under buildings. Seneca One Tower, Buffalo's tallest building, is constructed over Main Street (a few years before the MetroRail was constructed).
The vacancy rate of Seneca One Tower is 100%!
Next, go visit Main Place Mall, built with an overhead walkway to MM&A's - Buffalo's flagship (and now abandoned) department store.
 

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The vacancy rate of Seneca One Tower is 100%!
Next, go visit Main Place Mall, built with an overhead walkway to MM&A's - Buffalo's flagship (and now abandoned) department store.
Well, now..........to be fair, last I heard, Seneca One had leased at least 12 floors.


Which, for clarity, in no way suggests I endorse the above scheme. LOL
 

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