I'm ok with the west facade of the podium. It's a contrast from the sculptural verve of the east side but I don't think the simplicity of line and volume detracts at all from the whole. But yeah, the south side balconies... not so great. On the whole though, this project looks great.
I wish we learned from our mistakes at Harbour Castle and York Quay when it comes to highrises right on the waterfront (as opposed to midrises like further west), but at least with this one it is a decent enough design and doesn't completely cut off the water from QQ like the others do.