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As mention by @ Northern Light in the earlier BDP twitter post, more than inspiration... same architects.

UT experts will know this of course, but I learned a bit about how BDP became BDPQ ... simply that BDP (Toronto) is/was the local HQ for BDP (UK and world-wide) ... then Quadrangle joined the Toronto partnership in 2019.

Voila, BDP Quadrangle aka BDPQ.
 

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I wonder what the temperature change will be like in the winter under the canopy. Like, obviously it's open on both ends so wind can get through, and there are gaps along the side, but just based on how man people there will probably be there and all the stores, will it actually make it any warmer?
 

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December 6, 2022 - Building F: The Tower Crane that begat the Derrick is now gone. The Derrick in its turn has begat another, smaller derrick, in order to remove the original derrick. Presumably, the components of this new derrick will be taken down by a hoist of some form.

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December 6, 2022 - Building F: The Tower Crane that begat the Derrick is now gone. The Derrick in its turn has begat another, smaller derrick, in order to remove the original derrick. Presumably, the components of this new derrick will be taken down by a hoist of some form.

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So… is that the last crane gone from here?

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No - the derricks are on Building E (my mistake in the original post, originally indicated the derricks to be on Building F - corrected to be Building E). The tower crane came down several days ago.

Building D still has its Tower Crane, can be seen in this overall site photo.

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I don't keep track of the As, Bs, Cs, let alone the Ds, Es, Fs, etc. Building sites use those terms in such a way that they expect people to know which building is being referred to, but when you're UrbanToronto and have 8,000 building sites to keep track of, it's easier to deal with "the 36-storey residential tower" or some such other description that makes it all obvious… and photos like the above are easily worth more than a thousand words. Thanks!

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It reminds me much more of Victoria Square in Belfast, which was actually designed by the same architect:

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Just a reminder that the concept of the covered retail spine was one of the first site layout moves by HPA and long predates BDP / Quadrangle / BDPQuadrangle's direct involvement here. You can't deny there's inspiration, but the idea didn't come directly from that firm. This site plan, for example, is from late 2013 when Pickard Chilton was still designing the office tower:
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Just a reminder that the concept of the covered retail spine was one of the first site layout moves by HPA and long predates BDP / Quadrangle / BDPQuadrangle's direct involvement here. You can't deny there's inspiration, but the idea didn't come directly from that firm. This site plan, for example, is from late 2013 when Pickard Chilton was still designing the office tower:
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I have a vague memory of David Pontarini specifically citing Victoria Square as a precedent, and that they toured it way back in the visioning phase.

Is there any news of when things might start to open up? Is it targeting 2023?
No fixed date, but generally Spring 2023.

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