Massey Tower Condos | 206.95m | 60s | MOD Developments | Hariri Pontarini

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It looked much better than that when I saw it in person, but still not ideal. That combined with the jagged non-curved balcony glass is disappointing. This building is at risk of falling from my personal #1 currently in development to #2 after Monde.
 

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What's with the grey panel looking facade . All that work to form the floor plates then to finish it off with a military grey look! I thought the facade was going to be a cream colored image as seen on the rendering.
 

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What's with the grey panel looking facade . All that work to form the floor plates then to finish it off with a military grey look! I thought the facade was going to be a cream colored image as seen on the rendering.

Looks as promised. The north facade was always going to be different, as there are no balconies and no cream coloured balcony glazing to give it that distinct appearance. Most the renders focused on one perspective of the building, facing Yonge Street, which is why some feel mislead. The model didn't hide this. Personally, I'm not worried.

See here:
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Source: http://d3exkutavo4sli.cloudfront.net/wp-content/uploads/2012/06/masseytowerscalemodel-682x1024.jpg
 

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Surely something will be built aside this at some point so I'm not worried as the other sides east south and west are the better feature imo
 

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I can't believe they aren't doing the balconies on every side. It'll look like just another tower from Dundas Sq :/

I've always found this was interesting as well. From a design perspective, I would have expected the sides to be flipped, with the expressive balconies + cladding facing Yonge St. to the north and Dundas Square, where it has a nearly unobstructed sight line and more overall exposure.
 

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I've always found this was interesting as well. From a design perspective, I would have expected the sides to be flipped, with the expressive balconies + cladding facing Yonge St. to the north and Dundas Square, where it has a nearly unobstructed sight line and more overall exposure.

Maybe the balconies also serve as a brise soleil to reduce heat gain; plus the view north isn't that interesting.

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