first building looks like globe and mail centre which is now under construction !something between this^ and this:
don't people like to take pictures of buildings when they stay in a hotel room, out the window? you can take a picture of a marina/inlet lots of places but how do you recognise where it is?
first building looks like globe and mail centre which is now under construction !
I find the central part of the tower reminds me of the old Four Seasons hotel, while the overall apperance feels like Robarts. The building looks like it belongs on U of T's campus, not as a hotel complex on the Ex's grounds. The earlier renderings had a much fresher approach. Can the architect not come up with something more original than this dated monstrosity?
HK Hotel’s proposal won the bidding process, partly because of the sensitive way its plans incorporated what is left of the Stanley Barracks, Ms. Young said.
Architect David Northcote, of the Toronto office of NORR Architects, has designed the hotel to accommodate the archaeological remains by placing most of the new building’s bulk to the edge of the site. The excavated foundation walls of the demolished barracks will be viewed below glass along a walkway leading to the hotel’s main entrance. The area around the still-standing officer’s quarters will be extensively landscaped.