I appreciate it as well, however I will have to side with the panelists on this one.I was starting to think I was the only one that appreciated its girth. We need a few big heavy imposing buildings. They help anchor the places they exist in and give these areas a sense of permanence. It's imposing presence at the southern end of University Avenue is/was terrific. It unapologetically bookended this view corridor... and to great effect.
Some reduction, not necessarily as much as reducing the width of the building. Plus the void can be used as amenity spaces potentially.Wouldn't poking holes in it create even smaller continuous floor plates?
More effective would be to incline the sides narrowing the floor plate as it rises and spread out the crown's setbacks across 50 metres. Add height with an integrated spire. An anchor isn't likely to lease the whole building so having smaller floorplates as it rises shouldn't be as detrimental to the bottom line. This would obviously be a complete redesign.