Yeah, it's the section that breaks the pattern of the glass, as shown below:Stupid question but are the new panels the blue ones?
Stupid question but are the new panels the ones where the blue is more pronounced?? (I assume so as the glass is more transparent allowing the blue sky to shine through?)
Worth noting that the new panels are larger (they seem to replace 3 of the old pink panels with a single blue panel), and that they are testing both clear and frosted glass here. Clear towards the centre of the arch, frosted is being tested towards the outside. Tbh, both look good, but I kinda prefer the clear glass for the view of the city around the mall.
You don't need to go that far - a closer example is available at Yorkdale with a similar spider clamp system.
Yorkdale Shopping Centre Creates an Iconic Look North of the border, the Yorkdale Shopping Centre in Toronto, Canada is one of the premiere shopping centers. The mall contains over 250 stores, including many luxury retailers. Over a dozen international companies have opened their first retail...www.wwglass.com
Cleaner it maybe, but lacking personality as well. It's exciting - when you're the first one doing it. Besides the "clutter" can be considered a key element in technoromantic architecture (can you imagine say "cleaning up" the expression of Pompidou Centre?). Eaton Centre is being slowly scrubbed of any remarkable values - and being turned into yet another mall.