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    Toronto | 10 Huntley | 97.3m | 29s | APS Holdings Limited | IBI Group

    If they're serious about making this a transit-oriented development, I'd like to see the driveway access to Jarvis removed, and some kind of retail unit put into the base. The blank wall facing onto Casey House's lawn is also unfortunate. That property is so unlikely to ever be redeveloped that...
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    Toronto | The One | 338.3m | 94s | Mizrahi Developments | Foster + Partners

    Ok, that makes sense for why there's a bonkers beam spanning the columns, if it's carrying like 80 storeys of repeating walls above it. I'm just surprised that the answer is a buttload of heavy rebar versus like, a box girder. Or why not throw a light beam from the outer columns to the inner...
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    Toronto | The One | 338.3m | 94s | Mizrahi Developments | Foster + Partners

    Holy crap. Look at the rebar in that beam in the northeast corner! Is anyone here a structural engineer? What on Earth would be the advantage to forming a reinforced concrete beam like that instead of just running a deep-web beam from the exterior column to the interior column? Or using...
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    Toronto | The Well | 174.03m | 46s | RioCan | Hariri Pontarini

    There's sometimes a push to enclose certain sections of a building before the winter, but it's usually not necessary. The bigger weather concerns for glazing are wind and moisture. It doesn't take a lot of wind to make hoisting dangerous, and any surfaces to be caulked need to be basically...
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    Toronto | 160 Front West | 239.87m | 46s | Cadillac Fairview | AS + GG

    Neat. I'm surprised they have a truly bent frame like that, and they didn't keep the interior mullion vertical. The engineering on that looks interesting. Is that a pressure pad at the top of the big pane? And is there a snow melt system on the upper piece that slants out to the street? I'm...
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    Crosstown LRT | Metrolinx

    That's more or less impossible. The TBMs wouldn't be able to get themselves through a pre-excavated station. The station headwalls need to be built first, then the TBMs burrow through them, then the station box can be excavated, the tunnel liners through the station can be removed, and then the...
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    Crosstown LRT | Metrolinx

    If that was a southbound car turning left onto Eglinton I can see how they made the mistake. I make that turn regularly and often find myself making a sharp correction to avoid the tracks. The ever-shifting pylons and fences and lack of road markings don't help.
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    Metrolinx: Finch West LRT

    So if the decision to bring service into the Union loop was made in 2003, but the tunnel under the Galleria was built in 1997/8 (I would've walked through it in '98), was the Galleria tunnel just built to accommodate a pedestrian connection, or was it future-proofed to allow for a...
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    Metrolinx: Finch West LRT

    I'm pretty sure I've been in the tunnel under the Galleria (not much to see, just looked like any other concrete box at the time), but maybe you can shed light on something I've been wondering about for years. I could swear that during the construction of Telus House that whole area got...
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    Toronto | 19 Duncan | 186.53m | 58s | Westbank | Hariri Pontarini

    Curtainwall (and more specifically, extrusion) absolutely has the potential to go missing. A 40' trailer of extrusion is easily worth several tens of thousands of dollars. Copper theft gets the attention, but aluminium isn't cheap either..
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    Metrolinx: Finch West LRT

    Also the knockouts at the end of each Sheppard line platform. And I have no proof of it, but I'm almost certain provisions for a Bremner LRT were made in the construction of the Galleria at Scotiabank Arena and under the courtyard in front of Telus House
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    Toronto | Pinnacle One Yonge | 312.5m | 95s | Pinnacle | Hariri Pontarini

    The crown on this one isn't done yet, but I agree that it feels like it terminates abruptly. Though also I wonder if, once the rest of the complex fills out, it'll look more resolved beside its taller neighbours. If this one topped out in a grand pinnacle it'd almost look kitschy beside towers...
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    Toronto | The One | 338.3m | 94s | Mizrahi Developments | Foster + Partners

    It's already gotten noticeably less dense, if you go back and look at the forming on the lower levels.
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    Toronto | 2721 Danforth | 177.55m | 55s | Tri-Metro Investments | RAW Design

    Are we too far down the road now to reopen the conversation about the Danforth GO and community centre? I kind of understood some of the rationale for not doing something at the bottom of Dawes, but it seems like insanity to not do something at the bottom of the new N/S road. I'd be totally...
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    Toronto | The One | 338.3m | 94s | Mizrahi Developments | Foster + Partners

    The horse is dead. Like, really dead. Possibly never even was a horse in the first place. Maybe find another witty comment to interject with every few weeks?
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    Toronto | 5 Raglan | 79.35m | 24s | Goldman Group | Richmond Architects

    Wow. I know it's just one street off of Bathurst, but that's a ton of density dropping onto a relatively minor street. Hopefully the public realm gets the attention it deserves
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    U of T: University College Revitalization (Renovation, Kohn Shnier + ERA)

    I'm assuming the one hall with the red carpet is intended as a flex space for rentals and events, so everything needs to be easily removed? The library seems dark? Almost claustrophobic? Or is that just because it's a tough spot to get a photo of? Without having been in the new space I think it...
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    U of T: University College Revitalization (Renovation, Kohn Shnier + ERA)

    I'll also chime in that I hate it, but I'm not sure if that's just nostalgia speaking. I was surprised to see that one of the Halls had formerly been a library though, so I guess this is technically a return to form? I don't know what the right treatment of those spaces would have been. A lot...
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    Toronto | Lower Don Lands Redevelopment | ?m | ?s | Waterfront Toronto

    ! How is news of that not all over the place? That is potentially the most significant archeological find I can think of in this city's history. That was marshland before it got industrialized? If those seeds have been sitting in a dark, anaerobic tomb this whole time... Wow. That could be a...
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    Toronto | Eight Cumberland | 170m | 51s | Great Gulf | a—A

    I wonder if that's an atypical floor, or if that's the typical treatment. The renderings were suggesting Juliette balconies on the south face, the whole way up, but I don't see operable doors there (unless they went to lengths to really blend them into the wall), and the vent placements suggest...