You would think so, but even allowing for all the extra-height floors, the "average" floor-to-floor height if this building were 270m in height would still be 2.95m, which is a very typical height in Toronto. So I do think that the current design (which is not necessarily the final design) has the west and central towers around 270-275 metres in total height, and the east tower around 260m.
Has anyone seen or read a good explanation about what exactly the inspiration is for the exterior of the podium(s)? I've read every news article from all the major papers today and besides being evocative of "old Toronto" I don't have a clear idea what the podium is evocative of exactly?? I see lots of white strips. Is that suppose to represent snow somehow and our Canadian winters?
If you can't afford a sixteen-fold increase in maintenance costs you don't live there. Simple.
We now begin the 18 to 24 month approval process. If all goes well by this time in 2014, we will have a finalized product that hopefully maintains the heights and mammoth seen here today and can officially break ground. If they find a way to sell this thing to the public then once they start breaking ground in 2014, it's conceivable that the first building could be ready for move in by early 2017.