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    Quote Originally Posted by londonlawyer View Post
    Broadway would be much nicer with trees and grass where those cars are parked.

    It's the ugly bollards I don't like. Are they really necessary? Vancouver's parking protected bike lane on Dunsmuir uses potted plants, and it much more attractive. It is also two-way. Couldn't they have made the Broadway bike lane two-way? There's clearly enough width. That green painted "pedestrian area" on the road is silly. Either widen the sidewalk over it, or make it a two-way bike lane.

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    while the fifth floor will offer a lounge and terrace with an outdoor seating area that overlooks Broadway
    That's pretty cool. There are a couple of restaurants about 60 feet over Yonge-Dundas Square in Toronto with outdoor terraces that overlook the square/streets:

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    Here's some photos of Fumihiko Maki checking out the 6 foot tall model of this building from the NAA website.




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    Big light box on top! And the "glass" they've modeled sure looks shiny & reflective.

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    From that model, it looks like one of the corners of the tower is chamfered.

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    Wow that is going to be tall.

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    Quote Originally Posted by antinimby View Post
    From that model, it looks like one of the corners of the tower is chamfered.
    I walked by yesterday and they've started pouring the floors above the base -- and indeed the southwest corner is chamfered (as seen in the top photo).

    You can also see in the top photo that there is a "notch" cut out of the NW corner for the full height -- which undoubtedly is due to the "rear yard" requirement for open space at midblock under zoning regs.

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    Sliding forms are in for the first portion of the tower. They are well branded for the company doing the work. Looks like this will go up pretty fast.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sid View Post
    It's the ugly bollards I don't like. Are they really necessary? Vancouver's parking protected bike lane on Dunsmuir uses potted plants, and it much more attractive. It is also two-way. Couldn't they have made the Broadway bike lane two-way? There's clearly enough width. That green painted "pedestrian area" on the road is silly. Either widen the sidewalk over it, or make it a two-way bike lane.

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    If they make it two-way won't theyl have to put in a set of traffic lights for bikes going the opposite direction of Broadway traffic. I agree that the streetscape in general should be more attractive. There's too much clutter.

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    Quote Originally Posted by antinimby View Post


    That base looks nasty.

    Are those balconies running the entire length of the Broadway side?

    I didn't think it was possible for someone who is so consistently bad but Ashihara has sunk to a new low.
    Somehow I really like the base. It adds something different to the Broadway streetwall, and in a good way (as opposed to block destroyers like Kaufman, for instance). However, it only works because of its small footprint, giving it more of an urban appeal. Were it even a tad bit longer, the beachfront motel would've been unavoidable.

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    Hmm. Epic blank wall. Isn't there a building that's slated to rise next door? Will it fully block the blank wall?

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    don't know, but the chamfered corner certainly makes the blank wall more bearable.

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