Update:
At Yonge and Helendale, Rockport's RAW-designed Montgomery Square tower now rises above the historic Postal Station K, which will be integrated into the mixed-use project as a retail/restaurant space.
 
From my balcony this evening:

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Can someone explain the fascination with diagonals in 70's architecture? The ugly brown building in the foreground of the last picture is a good example. What were they thinking?
 
Can someone explain the fascination with diagonals in 70's architecture? The ugly brown building in the foreground of the last picture is a good example. What were they thinking?

As oppose to the squares and rectangles of the 2000s? I actually like that building. To me 70s architecture is either terrible or nice. No in between.
 
As oppose to the squares and rectangles of the 2000s? I actually like that building. To me 70s architecture is either terrible or nice. No in between.
Well, the squares and rectangles were also used from the dawn of recorded history, whereas the preponderance of triangles seems to be a radical departure that began around the seventies and mercifully died with that decade. My question is what led architects of that time to think this could possibly be a good idea.
 
Portion of the demolished house mentioned above can be seen in this shot from Saturday:

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Well, the squares and rectangles were also used from the dawn of recorded history, whereas the preponderance of triangles seems to be a radical departure that began around the seventies and mercifully died with that decade

Sorry which millennium are we talking about?

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