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I saw it last night around 7:30pm and it did not look good. Maybe in the sunlight it really shines, but I felt it looked very dull and bland, and tacked on. Will reserve judgement until it's either all done, or more of it is done though.
 

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I saw it last night around 7:30pm and it did not look good. Maybe in the sunlight it really shines, but I felt it looked very dull and bland, and tacked on. Will reserve judgement until it's either all done, or more of it is done though.
Yes, I too found it not NEARLY as good as we had been led to believe. I am still not 100% decided as one should await the final completion but it is, so far, under-whelming!
 

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The form is great, but the colour and finish fell short.
I was hoping for a luminous, glossy, glass-like finish, but this looks like a dull old penny (remember those?).

I was surprised to hear this is an automotive-grade paint finish. I've seen some cars with more depth and lustre in the paint finish than this.
The paint should have been a glossy, pearlescent or highly metallic finish in a brighter orange or amber that really catches the light and look more like glass.
Sometimes you see some of those wrapped cars around town in some wild (and often gaudy) finishes. This orange chrome finish would be stunning here:
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The form is great, but the colour and finish fell short.
I was hoping for a luminous, glossy, glass-like finish, but this looks like a dull old penny (remember those?).

I was surprised to hear this is an automotive-grade paint finish. I've seen some cars with more depth and lustre in the paint finish than this.
The paint should have been a glossy, pearlescent or highly metallic finish in a brighter orange or amber that really catches the light and look more like glass.
Sometimes you see some of those wrapped cars around town in some wild (and often gaudy) finishes. This orange chrome finish would be stunning here:
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To be fair that is a wrap, not a paint.
 

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Yes, so far it's the dull matte look that is disappointing me. I imagine it's easier to maintain vs something glossy?
 

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Yes, so far it's the dull matte look that is disappointing me. I imagine it's easier to maintain vs something glossy?

You would think a glossy finish would better shed water and dirt, but any dents, scratches or imperfections would be more noticeable, so installation would have to be more careful and how the building is maintained must be regarded (i.e. possible damage from window washers and equipment, etc.).

@insertnamehere: There are paints or coatings that could create that same effect. Wraps are easier for aftermarket installation and are removable that's why it's a popular application on cars, but those fin panels could be painted or plated in a chromed finish at the factory.
@holigraphic plastic: we are a very critical and design/construction savvy bunch here. Yes, overall this building is looking great, but the dull copper penny finish is a missed opportunity and would have elevated this building substantially if it had a finish/colour similar to the original design intent.
 

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I can see that. Anyways, I would think that after a while you would know not to expect the final product to look exactly like the render.

In most cases the actual built form is rarely like the rendering, but the spirit and concept should be there.
In this case, it was shown as really impressive amber-copper glass bullnose beams forming a slick luminescent grid for the podium (similar to the Novel building on Bond St, NY), so they should try hard to emulate this quality whether it's glass or not.
 

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I think y'all just love to hate and be negative about these types of things, but that's just my observations overall.
Yes, there is some negativity around here but when a developer 'promises' decent finishes and then cheapens out it needs to be pointed out (even if it is certainly not a surprise.)
 

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