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

    I think there's a certain beauty in these towers' sterility. But then again, I come from the design perspective that less, is often, more. I can tell you that there are a lot of cities that only wish they have this level of development: sterile or not.
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    Toronto | 30 Scollard | 230.89m | 61s | Constantine Enterprises | CAL

    They will be paying property tax to help support the less ambitious.
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    Toronto | Sugar Wharf Condominiums (Phase 2) | 299m | 90s | Menkes | a—A

    Perhaps it's a classic case of less being more.
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    Toronto | Concord Sky | 298.99m | 85s | Concord Adex | a—A

    No doubt in 50 years from now, the grandchildren of those who decry the design and aesthetics of this building will view it as a great example of early 21st century architecture and a true heritage piece. Regrettably, I won't live long enough to witness the transformation of this project from...
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    Toronto | 2180 Yonge | 253.5m | 70s | Oxford Properties | Pelli Clarke Pelli

    It's not a crisis to those who already have a home.
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    Toronto | Eight Cumberland | 170m | 51s | Great Gulf | a—A

    It's always interesting to read posters' readiness to spend other people's money to satisfy their aesthetic standards. Imagine if we imposed the same process to clothing? Hey Bosley, don't come to work unless you wear an Armani tie.
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    Toronto | The One | 338.3m | 94s | Mizrahi Developments | Foster + Partners

    Who would be complaining? Seagulls?
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    Toronto | CIBC SQUARE | 241.39m | 50s | Hines | WilkinsonEyre

    I'm sure the developers, buyers and residents of 88 Scott Street didn't give two hoots about the views that the then new tower they were building and investing in were blocking.
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    Toronto | Concord Canada House | 231.97m | 74s | Concord Adex | IBI Group

    Where is it written that 'signature architecture' is synonymous with quality? There are a plethora of examples where flashy design hid underlying design problems. Just look at Montreal's Big "Owe". I'm from the school that adheres to the simple principle that form should follow function. As...
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    Toronto | Concord Sky | 298.99m | 85s | Concord Adex | a—A

    Or change the earth's orbit. Some developers have incredible influence.
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    Toronto | Concord Canada House | 231.97m | 74s | Concord Adex | IBI Group

    Statement? Signature? Generic? I think too many here forget that property development is a business and not an esoteric exercise in visual excitement. I think that building twin towers of 74 and 64 stories is a 'statement' in itself. I suspect that there are many other cities that only wish...
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    Toronto | Pinnacle One Yonge | 312.5m | 95s | Pinnacle | Hariri Pontarini

    With age, it happens to all of us.
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    Toronto | Concord Sky | 298.99m | 85s | Concord Adex | a—A

    Perhaps. The greater fool theory is sometimes irresistible.
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    Toronto | Concord Sky | 298.99m | 85s | Concord Adex | a—A

    A noble sentiment. But if we can't kick start this economy, then there will be a diminution of services and the standard of living that so many of us have taken for granted. The least of our problems will be the lack of some park space and trees in a corner of downtown Toronto.
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    Toronto | Concord Sky | 298.99m | 85s | Concord Adex | a—A

    We're in the midst of a pandemic that has killed thousands, brought our economy to its knees and has caused massive government deficits that will take a generation to pay off and the geniuses who lead us are concerned about shadowing?

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