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The tower is all kinds of gorgeous - love the curtainwall and the corner detail.

But why go to all that work and then make the podium such an afterthought? It compromises everything else.

Completely agreed, and I made the comment earlier. That 4 story building is pretty terrible. I think many are cutting it slack given the main building, but if it went up as a standalone development I think most wouldn't be happy.
I do admit it looks like a completely unrelated building so there's that.
 

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160 Front Street West peeking out just to the left of the centre of the photo:

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Source:

https://www.reddit.com/r/toronto/comments/voi45a
 

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Though I agree that the 'podium' is less than exciting, it really looks like a separate building and does nothing to detract from the tower - which looks better and better in comparison.
Walked by with a friend who studied architecture but has moved on in life. he was surprised when I told them the low rise building was part of the same development. best way to cheap out a building—make the cheap parts look like a different complex altogether!
 

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I have no idea if this is real and I’m sorry if I fell for a fake but it looks like there was an incident at 160 Front recently.

Warning: Video has coarse language

 

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I have no idea if this is real and I’m sorry if I fell for a fake but it looks like there was an incident at 160 Front recently.

Warning: Video has coarse language



Sure looked real to me. Hope the guy was okay.
 

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I have no idea if this is real and I’m sorry if I fell for a fake but it looks like there was an incident at 160 Front recently.

Warning: Video has coarse language

Sure looked real to me. Hope the guy was okay.

BlogTO w/the story: https://www.blogto.com/city/2022/07/toronto-construction-worker-dangles-crane-video/

Most important bit first, (according to the article/reddit link) the worker is more or less ok, just some bruises and a broken wrist............not nice, but could obviously have been so much worse.

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What happened:

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Video via Reddit: Crazy Video
 

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When something that seems benign in incident turns into a life fleeting horror show...

"...We are working with all appropriate authorities and the incident is currently under investigation."

Source: Same BlogTO link.

...I certainly hope so.
 

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Pictures from today and the last 2 from Thursday June 30.

What’s behind curtain #1
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Or curtain #2
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Okay curtain #3 it is.
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Not too exciting but the excitement is building for the rest of the windows.

Steel floor up to level 42 and starting 43/44 verticals.
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From June 30
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