That's all relative, IMO. As it maybe better than anything else currently south of the Gardiner, it doesn't mean the 3 towers couldn't be improved upon overall.Is that so? Isn't it interesting then how there's nothing really iconic about the first tower and yet it's been referred to as the best tower on the waterfront. Aside from CIBC Square perhaps, though that's on the other side of the Gardiner.
...if they really haven't changed anything structurally? I mean, they certainly toned down the looks of the two towers, but I think the changes are only skin deep.How are they able to change the design at this point? Shouldn't any re-design have to be reviewed and approved?
I was under the impression the architectural diagrams shown here suggested a height increase since talks of one have been around and applications for floor increases have existed as well. In retrospect, the application for added floors was probably to allow this design at all, seeing a total reconfiguration of the building while they're at it. I'm still holding out that we'll see a height increase, at least to compensate for the cookie-cutter design now.What ever happened to that rumoured height increase that seemed imminent a few pages back?
It does seem like it’s a net addition though the building’s so massive it’s hard to tell. If no floor space has been taken away it’s easy to see why the buyers would accept this, they straight get more balcony for their money.Does this new plan make the entire building's size larger? Or are the new balconies net deductions from usable unit space?
We have a design review panel for what then? So they can approve something and then have the developer completely change the look of it, and then still be allowed to build it? This is unacceptable.That's all relative, IMO. As it maybe better than anything else currently south of the Gardiner, it doesn't mean the 3 towers couldn't be improved upon overall.
...however, with the last updated renderings, the current tower maybe end being the best of the three. It is the least one that had any changes to it, probably because it was too far into development to water down. But that's making me real nervous as to how the other two and going be panned out now. As quality of materials maybe also scaled back on the other two. /sigh
...if they really haven't changed anything structurally? I mean, they certainly toned down the looks of the two towers, but I think the changes are only skin deep.