- May 20, 2007
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That doesn't change the fact that Diamond Schmitt, not Henriquez, are doing that project. So what is the point of putting Henriquez name in the approval?
My point is what if Gehry dies? Or the firm goes bust? Also, Frank Gehry (the person) is not 'designing' your unit or even your building, so again, what does his inclusion in an approval achieve? Also, again, it's not even Gehry doing Forma: it was Quadrangle and is now Adamson.
What is 'adhere'? Who controls that? To what degree is 'adherence' achieved?
Right because when you buy a packaged product, it's one of thousands or millions of identical copies of that product. Conversely, every single building is custom. If every pencil case or blender or Hot Wheels was a one-off custom product, you'd far more variation in its construction / assembly / sale.
I think we will simply have to disagree on this.
I really don't see any particular challenge.
If I buy a painting by artist 'x', I get a painting, by artist 'x' or I get my money back; and the picture must look like whatever I agreed to, either as an image, a written description, or both. I see no difficulty in this.
It's not my problem if the artist dies, it's not my problem if the supplier of blue paint goes bankrupt, if you can't deliver what you sold me, I get my money back.
That is the essential principle of every legal contract in law, it's referred to as the 'meeting of the minds'. (legal latin: Consensus Ad Idem )
Put simply the purchaser and seller must agree on what is being bought/sold and for what price. The seller cannot unilaterally change a material element of the item being sold, anymore than a buyer can change the currency of the transaction or the amount payable.
It's simply absurd to me that that is the legal standard for the vast majority of contracts and sales in Canada; and that it somehow ought not to apply to the single most expensive purchase most Canadians will ever make in their lifetime.