That really is a huge canvas.......ahem blank wall going up.
Were there any plans for a mural on this facing?
If not, I see a real risk of tagging issues.
Why though? Isn't this the type of form (rectilinear, 12-14 storey mid-rise) that the city needs more of? It's less restricted by the angular planes of the mid-rise guidelines and the site isn't really a major node. If it was 55 storeys it would what, a smaller point tower on sprawling podium ie. what planning has favoured for the past two decades? I'm just not buying that for this site.As a local resident, I submit that this could, ne, should have 30-40 more storeys.
Well, that just makes me think: "I'm just glad it'll be more brick on the exterior than metal." Those two don't look like they were chosen to go on the same building particularly, the gray/silver could have had a warmer hue to make it more complementary to the brick.