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    Toronto | One Bloor East | 257.24m | 76s | Great Gulf | Hariri Pontarini

    Also... The terraces have to be insulated (The pink Styrofoam) as they act as the roof of the space below, where as balconies need no insulation. *Note: Some balconies need insulation on part of the surface when the floor below or above is off center. Anyone remember the balconies of Absolute...
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    Toronto | One Bloor East | 257.24m | 76s | Great Gulf | Hariri Pontarini

    But you'll hardly see them once the fritted glass is in place... Look at the balconies on the podium. Those railings hardly show through the ceramic fritted glass.
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    Toronto | L-Tower | 204.82m | 58s | Cityzen | Daniel Libeskind

    Due to the litany of variables, such as: temperature, sunlight, density of snow flakes, accumulation of dirt on the glass etc... There would be no ONE point on the curve as the definitive spot where the snow slides off or accumulates. Only a general area.
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    Aura at College Park | 271.87m | 78s | Canderel | Graziani + Corazza

    It's that time of year. If your house isn't quite as nice as the others in the neighbourhood, you can achieve a passing grade or even praise, if you add some of these: :cool:
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    Toronto | One Bloor East | 257.24m | 76s | Great Gulf | Hariri Pontarini

    Adjective: quantimotem (KWAN-teh-mo-tum) 1. Flowing, curvilinear designs which provoke a sexual response in humans. 2. Convoluted layering imparting rich and desirable detail to architecture. :cool:
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    Aura at College Park | 271.87m | 78s | Canderel | Graziani + Corazza

    *Sorry Steveve, just the trail of a passing plane (or UFO). There is no set-back right there. :(
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    Toronto | One Bloor East | 257.24m | 76s | Great Gulf | Hariri Pontarini

    Apparently not one with a sense of humour. And I described MY EXACT experiences with balconies. I can not and would not speak about your negative experiences for I am not privy to them nor am I interested... I can only speak about my own. My relfector Telescope has given me hours of great...
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    Toronto | One Bloor East | 257.24m | 76s | Great Gulf | Hariri Pontarini

    Balconies are a fire-block that makes the rest of the floors 1000 percent safer from fire, smoke and even water damage when another a unit catches fire. This has been proven scientifically. -They are also a downdraft minimizer at street level to mitigate swirling winds. -They allow you to step...
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    Toronto | One Bloor East | 257.24m | 76s | Great Gulf | Hariri Pontarini

    It will only operate until the first major ice/snowstorm, in which large chunks of heavy ice are shed onto pedestrians below due to the dynamic motions of the art piece. From then on it will only operate during fair weather, like April to October... Until the mechanism seizes up entirely due to...
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    Toronto | One Bloor East | 257.24m | 76s | Great Gulf | Hariri Pontarini

    Yes, I think that comparison was already made by my Al Harrignton reference. However, thanks for the support. :rolleyes:
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    Toronto | Bay Adelaide Centre | 217.92m | 51s | Brookfield | KPMB

    That is a sham of an argument... Because if the exterior of this podium were made of non reflective material such as (let's get all science fictictiony here) *transparent concrete, so that from inside you could look out at the view but from outside it looked like one of those Brutalistic 1970s...
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    Toronto | Bay Adelaide Centre | 217.92m | 51s | Brookfield | KPMB

    Wow, actual praise for lazy architecture... ie: Don't actually put thought, detail, design or hand-crafted-by-artisans ornamentation on your buildings (even though they are admired and desirable)... Just put up mirrors and borrow all the beauty and respectibility from the place across the...
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    Toronto | One Bloor East | 257.24m | 76s | Great Gulf | Hariri Pontarini

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6GznhT__PXs http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6GznhT__PXs Al Harrington's Wacky Waving Inflatable Arm Flaling Tube Man Emporium and Warehouse Now not only in Weakipaug but also at his new location at One Bloor Street East, Toronto.
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    Toronto | Bay Adelaide Centre | 217.92m | 51s | Brookfield | KPMB

    The reflection of the TD building in the glass of the podium makes it look like a Frank Gehry monstrosity... I mean... "Original, non-repetiitive-themed, creation".
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    Toronto | X2 Condominiums | 160.93m | 49s | Lifetime | Wallman Architects

    They DID continue with the exact same glazing.... what they didn't take into account was the dark interiors of the units allows the glass to be much more reflective, whereas the open sky behind the parapet betrays its transparency. A darker tint or higher mirroring of the glazing would have...

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