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  1. The Preservationist

    Toronto | HuntleySelby | 195.35m | 59s | Broccolini | IBI Group

    I've got mixed feelings on this one. On one hand the proposal is adding a lot of density half a block from a metro station, on the other that's a big cut out of a rather attractive enclave of victorian housing. One has to ask how much demolition of the past is acceptable? I suppose if they...
  2. The Preservationist

    Toronto | West Don Lands: Block 20 | 162.61m | 45s | Dream | Henning Larsen

    Not a bad place to put some density especially beside the Cherry Street tram terminus ... and it's not light blue. Bring it on.
  3. The Preservationist

    Toronto | Sugar Wharf Condominiums (Phase 2) | 299m | 90s | Menkes | a—A

    Looking at the latest rendering not sure a 200+m wall of 5 or 6 horizontal white striped buildings near the water's edge is something the city should aspire to. Think the folks west at One Yonge have got that design covered. Couldn't the developers here add a bit of variance?
  4. The Preservationist

    Toronto | The One | 338.3m | 94s | Mizrahi Developments | Foster + Partners

    The solution here is simple, raise Jesse Ketchum Park and School by 30 meters...
  5. The Preservationist

    Toronto | The HUB | 257.85m | 57s | Oxford Properties | Rogers Stirk Harbour

    I'm making an assumption that the boxy component on the lightning rod is for corporate signage. If that is the case how would that be considered?
  6. The Preservationist

    Toronto | The HUB | 257.85m | 57s | Oxford Properties | Rogers Stirk Harbour

    Hey I just looked at and they have The Hub height listed as 257.9 m but do not provide a spire height, only listed as an antenna. As the "antenna" is free standing shouldn't it be listed as a spire instead? Perhaps I don't understand the rules.
  7. The Preservationist

    Toronto | Pinnacle One Yonge | 312.5m | 95s | Pinnacle | Hariri Pontarini

    The LCBO Tower was a much welcome positive surprise for me. I know it's minimalist and more blue glass but that's quality sapphire blue glass!
  8. The Preservationist

    Toronto | 250 University | 176.17m | 54s | Northam | IBI Group

    Was thinking something with off white punched out windows might have almost been acceptable here. Density but at what cost?
  9. The Preservationist

    Toronto | 19 Duncan | 186.53m | 58s | Westbank | Hariri Pontarini

    I don't like to pass judgement too early but that cladding is looking novel and impressive! Somebody wants to stand out...
  10. The Preservationist

    Toronto | The One | 338.3m | 94s | Mizrahi Developments | Foster + Partners

    Was kind of expecting something for the city in lieu of a height and profit margin increase. Nothing offered?
  11. The Preservationist

    Toronto | Via Bloor | 138.37m | 46s | Tridel | a—A

    Hey is that limestone paneling on podium. Nice touch!
  12. The Preservationist

    Toronto | Concord Sky | 298.99m | 84s | Concord Adex | a—A

    I think we are all a bit miffed from what KPF originally presented to what we are apparently ending up with. We went from something very sleek, modern and elegant to something to put it mildly busy. If this was a 30 storey building I wouldn't think twice but at current size it will dominate...
  13. The Preservationist

    Toronto | Sugar Wharf Condominiums (Phase 1) | 231m | 70s | Menkes | a—A

    About a floor at week is a fairly good pace on a tall point tower, longer on podium floors. It's possible to do a bit better and easy to take significantly longer depending on if using a concrete pump as opposed to a bucket, floor plate regularity and size, forming type used, time of year...
  14. The Preservationist

    Ontario Line : King-Bathurst Station - (North 25 s + South 25 s) - Infrastructure Ontario

    Hows about the "Bank Note Bar" relocated into the podium?
  15. The Preservationist

    Toronto | 75 on The Esplanade | 99.97m | 29s | Harhay | a—A

    I would say some efforts have been made here to fit this larger building into the established neighbourhood. These would include a broken up red brick panel podium with heights varying some what in line with surrounding buildings, metal awning frames at ground level to create a pedestrian...