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I kind of like it. It was very much a victim of its own excesses - the budget placed severe constraints on the exterior for example. The checkerboard pattern was executed in a very basic metal cladding system.
My main issue with it is that it really doesn't capitalise on the elevation gained by raising it up. Toronto's actually quite a low city outside of the downtown core and I'd imagine the views would be phenomenal [haven't actually managed to get up into it yet]. I can't help but feel it would have been far more successful as an open-ended box, with large areas of glazing to the south [lake views] and north. I'm also not sure how much advantage is taken of roof-lighting.
Alsop, yet again, demonstrates his inability to manipulate [or complete indifference to] issues of scale.
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Since those picture were taken, they have painted up the Victorian semi underneath it.... quite garish now...
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