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Paint is absorb by porous clay and concrete. It should not chip or peel. The paint will faded in time. Dirt sticks to brick and the facade will need repointing in time. Height is not exactly kind to brick either. The steel siding on dozens of aging apartment towers wasn't put on for aesthetics.
 

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Paint is absorb by porous clay and concrete. It should not chip or peel. The paint will faded in time. Dirt sticks to brick and the facade will need repointing in time. Height is not exactly kind to brick either. The steel siding on dozens of aging apartment towers wasn't put on for aesthetics.
I've seen chipped paint on painted brick houses. Toronto still has many of those rundown looking Victorian buildings where the coat of paint is terrible shape, though owners are now investing in restoration in greater numbers.
 

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From a distance, looks very good. The close up shots though, looks cheap and ad hoc.
Are we even looking at the same pictures? It doesn't look cheap and ad hoc to me. The paint looks good and I love that the texture of the brick can be seen. Unless you are referring to that one closest picture, in which case it looks like the windows were literally just put in and are covered in dirt and dust from the work above/work to install them.
 

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Second picture showcases the difference the orange panel makes. Distracts your eyes from the unfortunate air conditioner vent.
 

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Second picture showcases the difference the orange panel makes. Distracts your eyes from the unfortunate air conditioner vent.
It's actually just a plain vent - it's where the storage area use to be for 350. It is now being turned into units. The wood on the building is where mantience use to be - that too is being turned to units and they've cut out the concrete is those areas waiting for window install.
 

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I'm with 42. Yes a bit of a pig, but it wasn't going to be torn down any time soon, and as Stacey and Clinton repeatedly showed, many a slabby old pig can be made almost pleasant to look at.
 

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