There are seriously a lot of whack jobs on UT. Coltan mining in the Congo, really?
If you don't like the design, tell us why. Useless comments about market crashes add nothing to this forum (how about you say you really, really, really, really, really, don't like it or you could say it looks like "poo" like some of the other intelligent folks on here). Is it too much to ask to debate the architetural details of this project as they compare to projects that you do like?
I'm the whack job? Rich.
I honestly couldn't give a rats behind about Coltan mining, I was simply trying to highlight the absurdity of the post calling me out for apparently rooting for suicide.
Does this thing seriously need an in detail critique every time someone expresses how bad they think it is? They can't even make it look passable in flashy renders.
To start the towers are pretty simply, straight up with plenty of balconies. Utterly forgettable. The small indent up one corner for some more balconies could have been a defining characteristic if they played it up with some different materials. Royal blue cladding running up that strip would have been pretty daring and would have played in pretty well with marketing (King BLUE). The lack of its name-sake colour brings back memories of CrystalBlue. I guess it's more boring than offensive.
And sure the street level layout looks good (detail explanation in post #225), but the whole project still seems pretty lazy to me overall. I also have a personal disdain for black-brick, mostly because it's become so ubiquitous. The whole thing really is very dark and just seems oppressing to me.
So yes, a market slow down wouldn't be the worst thing. I think the greatest positive would be developers pushing architects for great design to be able to differentiate from the competition and attract buyers. Right now as long as you have a good enough location you can aim low on design and materials and you'll still manage to offload a ton of 250SF 1BDRs.
There, my 2 cents.