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AlvinofDiaspar

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The 2004 canopy looks so good, what happened to that plan!!

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That's Lisbon's Estação do Oriente superimposed on Union Station and recoloured to cheapo green Toronto glazing - totally a non-project (done for illustrative purposes for the master plan around that time).

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The sword swallower is a nice touch!

That's one would want to do after looking at that what was done to that headhouse - and special mention for wheelchair users with the amount of switchbacks...

On that note, I think I will call the exorcist.

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That proposal is hilarious. Turn the east wing Union Station into a real life version of the Lemmings video game or a human pachinko machine. Take a building... and make it completely unproductive where the entire building is vertical access... mind blown. They show all these people enjoying themselves in most of the pictures but I suspect sticking a sword into their body is about the only thing you would see.
 

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Union Station was roaring with excitement this morning..

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Was it for a cause or just a artistic endeavor to elicit smiles?

I believe this possibly was meant to draw attention to the re-opening of "Jurassic Park" in adjacent Maple Leaf Square for Toronto Raptors fans to gather during the playoffs which were starting.
 
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Random thought of the day..

Would you be able to easily tell which of these washrooms is for women and which is for men without entering the wrong one?

I just watched a guy (no mistaking it) walk into the women's and back into the mens. The signage indicating which washeoom is which is buried on a wall after you enter and easily missed.

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They really need to put continuously welded rail through the station area. As trains move through the train shed and hit rail joints it sends a significant vibration through the building that I can't imagine has zero impact on future maintenance costs. Things that squeak and creak when there are vibrations tend to get looser over time.
 

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