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Not necessarily - you can always shorten the average floor height, keeping the overall tower heights the same. Residential towers tend to have lower floor heights, although with these being luxury towers, that general rule might not apply.
 

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The article mentions 74 and 84 storey towers. The height on U.T. indicates 72 and 82. That would indicate the heights have changed, i.e. higher.
Not necessarily - you can always shorten the average floor height, keeping the overall tower heights the same. Residential towers tend to have lower floor heights, although with these being luxury towers, that general rule might not apply.
Or, if you're Renx, you can count mechanical penthouse floors in the total, which we don't do.

Because it will be built by humans. :) Seriously though, think of the logistics. It will take less than 7 to top-off and enclose, but think of how many square feet of interior space needs to be finished for occupancy. Millions of tons of concrete and steel for the structure, the acres of glass to install, the many miles of electrical, plumbing, ventilation and networking before crews can start installing offices/residences and the like. The hotel will probably take a year by itself to finish the interiors of a few floors. I think 1 Bloor East took 5 years, no?
As per our most recent front page story, there are no longer plans to put a hotel in the base of the west tower.

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