I was about to say something similar. There are so many things wrong with this project even the massing, the one big solid podium are awful, but it is starting to feel dense.It's not a looker to say the least. But the sheer bulk is growing on me. Looks intimidatingly urban.
In what world do Paris and London contain 29 storey buildings on 140x90m blocks???? Please book a flight to Europe asap.I've never disliked this building. This was always going to get hate simply due to it not being a point tower. That was clear from the get go. The squat proportions are a refreshing change from what we usually get and the bulk has been broken up using different facade treatments. Not as successfully as Mirvish Village but they did enough.
Oddly, people seem to gush over similarly proportioned blocks in Paris/London. The proportions aren't the problem, it's whether there's enough visual interest. Modern design lacks ornamentation so you need to accomplish this in other ways. What you don't want is 30m of nothing (sheets of glass/homogeneity) like we see in numerous Toronto new builds.
This isn't a huge wall blocking views of the waterfront like those offenders on Queens Quay. It's blocking nothing. This doesn't have high end finishes or wonderful architecture but it's not offensive either. There are 50+ buildings going up that I have more issues with than this.
this is actually 4 separate buildings connected to each other. elevators will not be any more of an issue than any other condo towers built in the period. I'm interested in fire alarms frequencies though, and also whether the entire building cluster would go off in the same time.In what world do Paris and London contain 29 storey buildings on 140x90m blocks???? Please book a flight to Europe asap.
These statements are as absurd as this building's planning rationale (or lack thereof). Architecturally, this building is a mess to say the least and the finishings are bottom of the barrel.
I can't imagine how it performs in terms of livability (elevators, fire risk and alarm rates, contaminated soil seepage into the parking garage...)