Waterfront Innovation Centre | 53.03m | 11s | Waterfront Toronto | Sweeny &Co

adHominem

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As dramatic as the NW corner of the Ryerson SLC-looking proposal was, the remainder of the building would have shared the same flaws as what we've got: corporate-office conservative with an uninviting, flat plane of glass at street level along Queen's Quay.
 

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here is more of what could have been
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Super depressing. Like 90% of what Toronto builds, we'll have to tear it down in a few decades and re-build it the way it should have been in the first place. One can only take so much coma-inducing 'architecture'. It just sucks the life out of you after awhile.
 

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It was never a proposal for Menkes - it was a proposal for another developer during the RFP for the site.
 

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A tour of every side, starting from the south-east:

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Now from the east, directly along the southern facade:

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Now looking at the south-western side, from the south-east:

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Mid-way, from the south:

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South-west podium:

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Look at the western and southern corner, from Sugar Beach:

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Now the north-western corner:

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Western facade, looking back south towards the Lake:

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Northern facade, starting on the west:

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Finishing w/the eastern facade, and some of the north as well:

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Everything in Toronto is a glass box, no creativity whatsoever. Who are these architects? Or is it a question of budget? .
 

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Budget!!!
Priorities!!! We don't prioritize design. Design excellence--which isn't automatically about budget--on the one hand is dismissed as a needless frill and on the other is misused as an elitist shrill. It's just not an organic part of our culture here.
 
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Menkes is on the record at the waterfront drp saying commercial tennants won't accept anything besides an all glass facade which I believe is nonsense but that was the thinking here.
 

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A tour of every side, starting from the south-east:

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Now from the east, directly along the southern facade:

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Now looking at the south-western side, from the south-east:

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Mid-way, from the south:

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South-west podium:

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Look at the western and southern corner, from Sugar Beach:

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Now the north-western corner:

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Western facade, looking back south towards the Lake:

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Northern facade, starting on the west:

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Finishing w/the eastern facade, and some of the north as well:

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I think this should be renamed the Photography Innovation Centre, as it takes a fair amount of skill to make this building not look like a massive disappointment.

Great shots by you and everyone else that have contributed pictures to this thread.
 

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