It's true that the roof changes were particularly disappointing, but the finished product still ranks as one of the most attractive towers in the city as far as I am concerned - and not simply due to the sea of mediocrity, though that never hurts!
But I have to agree about the ground level. While the glass is stunning, the space feels dead. Does anyone have any insight into what is happening with a potential tenant/restaurant and why it is taking so long?
I live nearby and see this building every day. I do agree that it's not reached its full potential yet because right now, the forecourt is just a quiet condo entrance. That'll be remedied once it's a bustling restaurant patio — look at the wonders the Keg's patio did to that bit of King St.
Aside from the value engineered roof element, I'm disappointed that the fountain out front lost its most interesting character, which was the pool of water on the granite paving.
It was built with a thin receptacle underneath. The playfulness is gone. In fact, the water never seems to be running. What is it with this city and not being able to keep fountains working?