Here’s my attempt at doing it justice through a photo. Definitely looks better in person, but not vibrant as advertised.
I think this looks fantastic. Different from the renderings, sure, but just as good. Off the top of my head, I can't think of a better-looking podium in the city... am I wrong?
I'm almost always prefer matte finishes over high gloss, so I think this looks really nice. It brings a lot of depth to the podium--high gloss finishes sometimes don't have that.
As mentioned earlier in the thread, there doesn't seem to be any issue with 40 Bond. Is a shame Freed rendered something totally doable, created false expectations for buyers, and didn't deliver. Too bad they can't be held accountable and we shouldn't roll over, make excuses (glass is hard to clean, etc.) and settle for less. The promised application is totally doable. Freed is just cheap or incompetent from not doing enough research to begin with.
Personally, I find the "high gloss" glass treatment used for 40 Bond, way more superior than the cheap looking matt sheet metal used for Sixty Colborne.
You're going to be disappointed everytime holding Toronto developers to 3000USD a foot standards. One can get too wrapped up in artistic impression and what Manhattan can afford. This compares extremely well to the spandrel behemoths going up around the city.