[James Bay] Oswego timeshare / hotel | 10-storeys | Built - completed in 2007
Posted 12 December 2006 - 04:10 PM
Coming along nicely.
I'm pleased with the materials.
Posted 12 December 2006 - 04:20 PM
Now who says they don't build 10-storey buildings in James Bay
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Posted 12 December 2006 - 08:51 PM
Posted 12 December 2006 - 09:34 PM
You can see in the close up the thickness of the stone cladding--it's not the cheap two inch thick veneer. That's nice.
The views from the Harbour Towers ain't so great now.
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Posted 27 December 2006 - 05:45 PM
What's with the blank walls? Is it beyond the skills of modern architects to activate all four walls of a building? The Mosiac and Parc Residences managed to do it.
What he said.
The corner windows are cool, and the alternating window pattern per floor is nice.
Posted 27 December 2006 - 06:27 PM
Posted 27 December 2006 - 08:31 PM
Shucks - no Rock, Paper, Scissors - or whatever it's called.
Posted 27 March 2007 - 07:15 AM
Posted 28 March 2007 - 09:30 PM
I like the alternating window pattern, but don't particularly like the red brick. It reminds me of some of the more dreary new industrial buildings along the 401 as it goes through Toronto.
Posted 28 March 2007 - 10:14 PM
Posted 29 March 2007 - 01:06 PM
On one of the skyscraperpage threads for Seattle (I think it was the "first hill" section**), one or two forumers are starting to point out that all the glass & concrete is getting boring. They're asking, why can't we build a few traditional looking highrises ...with brick cladding? They're referring to the kind of office buildings Victoria (for eg.) had with Permanent or Campbell, and the sort of apartment buildings you'd see on the upper west side by NYC's Central Park. It's an interesting question: everywhere you get this revival of craftsman-style SFHs, but for the multi-storeys, its usually exposed concrete & glass.
There is that faux yodel-ay-dee-hee chateau high rise stuff proposed for some of the Western Comm areas (Soaring Puke, isn't that what someone here called it? ), but in terms of referring back to early 20th century high rise styles -- martinis, Cole Porter, urban chic, old money? -- no one seems to be doing that. Yet.
**It's [url=http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/showthread.php?t=120072&page=2:0852a]on this page[/url:0852a], about 1/3 to halfway down.
Posted 29 March 2007 - 01:25 PM
Posted 29 March 2007 - 01:57 PM
Give me a 10-story version of this one at Johnson and Douglas:
And a 6-story version of this one at Yates and Douglas:
Posted 29 March 2007 - 03:20 PM
Yes, it would look nice in an urban context too..
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