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Yeap.

B1M ranked Toronto as the leading city in North America which will have the greatest skyline transformation by 2025

On the side, Lagos, Nigeria was quite surprising on that list. And in a good way.
 

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Based on the photos posted throughout the day, it looks like there were no workers anywhere on site today? Odd, given how much was going on last week, including the elevators and area above the ramp. Hope all is well!
It was raining. The ironworkers can't/won't work in the rain. Heat is fine, cold is fine, snow is fine, but rain or wind will shut down an erecting gang. Only exception might be to unload a truck or secure a site.
 

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Small and tall: Benito's first shot really reminds us of how small the tower footprint actually is relative to its height (some close-up renders makes it appear much bigger). This one will soar when complete.

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The base width appears to be at least 5 meters smaller than 2 Bloor West which google maps measures as 37 m wide. I was curious to picture how a roughly 300m tall tower looks from street level so had a little sketch up fun by doubling 2 Bloor's current height. For comparison 432 park avenue in NY square base is 28.5 m wide. The one may not come close to 432's huge height to width ratio but is quite remarkable – The gold outline attempts to show the approximate proportion of The One. Anybody know what the actual width is? On a side note: 2 Bloor’s stacked/wedding cake mock up is reminiscent of BIG’s design for Two World Trade Center for some reason. It would have been cool to see that design also get built close to the current 2 world trade center. Oh well…hope you don’t hate my mediocre attempt at 3d modeling hah…p
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Do you ever leave your place? If you live right there ya wanna take more ground shots... thanks. We appreciate it. One above shot is great and all but seeing as your literally right there. You should be the one taking all the pics from every angel. I would. No disrespect to you and do appreciate what you post. but just an observation that I had to ask. And laugh about.
 

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Do you ever leave your place? If you live right there ya wanna take more ground shots... thanks. We appreciate it. One above shot is great and all but seeing as your literally right there. You should be the one taking all the pics from every angel. I would. No disrespect to you and do appreciate what you post. but just an observation that I had to ask. And laugh about.
You know that when someone says “no disrespect” that is exactly what they are doing don’t you? I’m not getting paid to take photos of The One, I have a full time job that is even more stressful since the pandemic started. So no, I don’t just sit around at home waiting to take photos of this site. When I think of it and I’m on the street I’ll take some photos from the street, but that isn’t everyday that I’m on Yonge or even Bloor. In my first post I was apologetic, but on second thought there is no reason for me to feel apologetic.

Thankfully I know most of the people here appreciate those of us who do take photos as this place wouldn’t be the same without the participation of its members. However, comments like this certainly are quite a turn off from doing so.
 
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...besides there's enough ground shots taken by others (as demonstrated aptly above...and no pun intended), I think it's safe to say we got everything covered for awhile for this project. So we're good! :)
 

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Im gonna have to agree as well. Nobody is under any obligation to take pictures of anything. Communities and forums function like this due to shared passions and interests, and as soon as people expect certain members to do things it becomes more of a chore and less of a passion. Benito should be posting not because other people want him to but because he likes photographing buildings and wants to share those photographs (or at least that's how I see it) and as a result, he should only take and share the photos he wishes.

I for one know that almost every time I come on to UT I look forward to seeing Benito's photos in this thread, but constantly taking photos and posting is quite time consuming frankly and I certainly dont expect anything. It's a treat to be able to visit a forum and have someone post reliably, and it's just that, a treat and if you cant appreciate that or have some entitled expectation for someone else to do something for you, then I recommend buying your own unit next to The One and taking the street level photograph yourself every time you leave your house and then you can post it on here.
 

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