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Agree, we really don't need to see any more to know the outcome. All 3 'Bay-Adelaide' office buildings couldn't get any more mind numbing. At least in that 2nd last shot we'll have Dineen Coffee to lift one's spirits.
What a disappointing outcome for this entire site. Three unremarkable office buildings jammed together with no presence at all, and quite unlike the TD Centre assembly. When you add up the floor space taken by the Bay-Adelaide troika you wonder what a taller single building might have added to the site in terms of architecture and public realm amenities at ground level. The buildings are efficient though , no doubt, from an accounting point of view - so Toronto.
 

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What a disappointing outcome for this entire site. Three unremarkable office buildings jammed together with no presence at all, and quite unlike the TD Centre assembly. When you add up the floor space taken by the Bay-Adelaide troika you wonder what a taller single building might have added to the site in terms of architecture and public realm amenities at ground level. The buildings are efficient though , no doubt, from an accounting point of view - so Toronto.

Ugh, all 3 buildings were basically told by the city they could not be built any taller cause of shadowing of NPS, let alone trying to build one tall one

Hey they may not be the greatest looking but ill take this $2 billion dollar/2.8 million sq.ft. office complex anytime over a bunch of generic looking, 180m - 140m condo buildings that would have probably occupied the same area
 

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The more I look at the outcome of this site, the more I wish the 80's version of this complex went forward. I'm actually quite fond of the original proposal for this and think it would have looked quite handsome in the skyline.

That being said, I do like Bay Adelaide West for the notches, height and heritage facade. I will always have fond memories of that one going up.
 

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Even though the boxes aren't the most interesting, im going to look a the positives we are getting from the complex.

-An incredible pedestrian feel to temperance st and that section of Yonge. (one of my fav areas)
-good heritage retention
-renewed cloud gardens
-location of a great tv show on Netflix
-no more stump

Also I dont feel like we have any just boxes of the same colour glass downtown. Correct me if im wrong but at least it is different.

Try to look at the positives people not everything is going to be perfect and we still need to create office space without making everything unaffordable.
 

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Also, when I see that, I think of this:

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Whenever I think of tall buildings and Die Hard, this shows up:

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Source: Wikimedia Commons

I often joke that the Sears Tower is renamed Willis Tower after Bruce Willis. Yes, I know that it's actually named after a British insurance brokerage firm.
 
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