Great head-on shot there in the last photo, Jimmy! The design and proportions of this skinny tower are awesome, but I'm looking forward to hearing about the owners' personal experiences living there and the more-than-expected deficiencies in a BJL development.
I don't mean to undermine what you're saying but the issues you stated are fairly common during this stage of construction. Renting in a completed building would probably be more up your alley.
Sorry - but not so. There are quality builders whose product is truly ready for occupancy when the first residents move in. There are also other builders who are comparable or worse than what was described here. To generalize and say that this applies to all developers, or to say that the only reasonable alternative is to rent in a completed building - come on.....
I was speaking to one of the workers in the elevator and asked him how things were going and he said quote, "This project is being rushed and things aren't being finished properly." I honestly tend to agree with him. The fit and finishes of the unit are sub par. Flashing around the floors and windows don't fit and are loose. Framing around doors don't match up. Even one of the walls isn't straight!
I get that buyers want to move in asap, and that investors what their units occupied quickly as well. But when the elevators are breaking down, the heating goes out (during the coldest month on record), the lobby isn't even built, hallways and pretty much everything else is under construction and covered in dust and dirt, maybe they should wait... a little longer, before letting people move in.