I'm so for this. I am surprised how much better they look with some thoughtful TLC. We are much too obsessed with demo/rebuild on this site - more creative adaptations of existing buildings is something Toronto should get better at, especially considering our aging stock of towers.
Yep, Tuscani01 is right on point there. Setbacks would improve this development considerably. With a far less lazy design of the ground-level building connecting both towers, this would be a development worth admiring.
That being said, though, I do agree that it looks better than before the recladding.
Hire Nouvel too. Unfortunately, the owner paid 300K a unit. There's no practical application in tearing down half the tower and relocating the service core. Just don't see a point to it. Lipstick on a pig is all we could expect. Thankfully, the lipstick is pretty good.
Isn't it odd that the towers are not facing the lake? If they were turned 90 degrees, way more residents would have had a view of the lake rather than staring at a slab. I don't get why it was built like this