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    ^How dare he have opinions! What a monster!

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    Yikes

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    Diggin' the punched window mullions/joints.
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    I have walked by several times, looks really good. Once finished, it will be great!

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    the punched windows could be larger...but not that bad

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    Actually, those are rather large. Compare them to a 7'x3' door.
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    I just hate the term punched. Their not punched theyíre framed. Whatís wrong with smaller windows in the bedrooms. Are you guys exibitionists or something? Warmer in winter too when that north wind will be blowing in minus 30ness.

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    Isnít the stucco on the front a grey or beige colour? Donít know why they went with white on the back.

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    A darker colour would have definitely been nicer I think.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aaron_Lloyd View Post
    A darker colour would have definitely been nicer I think.
    Agreed. Overall not as bad as I thought. This has turned out to be a pretty decent building.

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    The side that will be seen the most looks great.

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    Looks great

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    When do people start moving in? Considering this project started sales a decade ago, I would be anxious AF to get in.

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    I believe very soon... this or next month.
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    Itís a very sharp looking building I must say. Kudos to Al on this one.

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    Love the look of this building!

    Hopefully we see more builds from the builder/architect.

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    I just drove by and had my first look at the North side of the Symphony. Itís not spectacular but itís nowhere near as bad as I presumed from previous pictures. Definitely changed my opinion seeing it in person.

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    This turned out better than I had anticipated. It also pops out when coming in from the southside. Finally some modern architecture along the river bank. We need another 15 more.

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    Even another 5 or 6 spaced out to contrast the heavy concrete artillery will do wonders.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisD View Post
    This turned out better than I had anticipated. It also pops out when coming in from the southside. Finally some modern architecture along the river bank. We need another 15 more.
    Yep!

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    The final details/lighting/cleanup is making this look incredibly sharp from 106st. The porte-cochere is brilliant and the townhouses/landscaping plan is going to look the part.
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    I am looking forward to summer to see the landscaping.

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    A buddy of mine did his walk-through and is getting possession shortly. Looking forward to a tour.
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    Looking at the outcome of this, if I had to design with stucco the way they did, I would tint the spandrel's color to the balcony glass on the stucco side. I think that would have given the envelope a lot more.
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    Finally a developer figures out to mount the fireplace low down and the above shelf/tv mount not 6 inches from the ceiling. As a AV guy this drives me nuts in most new houses, stop with the damn huge fireplace as no one wants to look up to the tv when you are on the couch.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ctzn-Ed View Post
    Looking at the outcome of this, if I had to design with stucco the way they did, I would tint the spandrel's color to the balcony glass on the stucco side. I think that would have given the envelope a lot more.
    Employ vertically oriented grey spandrel along with narrow columns of dark brickwork on the north face and this project would have been absolutely perfect. Iíd be interested to know the comparative costs vs stucco.

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    Quote Originally Posted by J&L plus 2 Cats View Post
    Finally a developer figures out to mount the fireplace low down and the above shelf/tv mount not 6 inches from the ceiling.
    Preach!

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    That lobby is really nice.

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    The entire project is very well executed.
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    It is a well done with stucco/glass project.
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    I give it an edge over the Fox's externally, but I still don't see how you see this as well done tower and the Fox's as a compete disgrace. To me it just seams that you despise Langham as a developer and degrade their product. the Symphony in my opinion is a combination of the Fox's and Icon's.
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    The front left imagination hence my perspective. Without trying to be over zealous, had I been in control creatively, how they accomplished it , I would have done more to balance out the affect of stucco. From my desired level, I find the implementation incomplete, but, what they did, look way cleaner and smoother than Foxes imo. At least with this, one side is striking with a fantastic podium. Most of its lesser side are hidden.
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    Thereís a lot more glass on this project than the Fox or Icon developments.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kreation View Post
    I give it an edge over the Fox's externally, but I still don't see how you see this as well done tower and the Fox's as a compete disgrace.
    I wouldn't say just external, there seems to be a very wide gap between the lobby treatments of Fox & Symphony...

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    I agree, I think Symphony is better thought out design wise. That said Kreation, it could have been way more even with partial stucco.
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    Can't say I like the stucco; cheapens the tower.

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    Why worry about stucco?? let the developers happy with his building and you don't decide for the developers.
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    You can shut the hell up.

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    Lol

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    I took this photo last week of what I consider a well executed back side to a luxury building.

    There was no need to change that plaque. We are the City of Champions.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jagators63 View Post
    Why worry about stucco?? let the developers happy with his building and you don't decide for the developers.

    By this logic, a developer can develop a building drenched in semen and we should all be okay with it because the developer was perfectly content with their building covered in semen.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SolsticeR View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by jagators63 View Post
    Why worry about stucco?? let the developers happy with his building and you don't decide for the developers.

    By this logic, a developer can develop a building drenched in semen and we should all be okay with it because the developer was perfectly content with their building covered in semen.
    If it was called the Phallus...

    Bizarre as it is, design has long been described as masculine or feminine.

    Then there’s the other expressions like technology. People used to buy cars with jet like fins. (Actually they seem to be doing so again tail lights all sticking out.)



    Hey, I was just joking but it even has a page:

    Phallic architecture - Wikipedia

    “Phallic architecture consciously or unconsciously creates a symbolic representation of the phallus.[1] Buildings intentionally or unintentionally resembling the human penis are a source of amusement to locals and tourists in various places around the world. Deliberate phallic imagery is found in ancient cultures and in the links to ancient cultures found in traditional artifacts.”

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stevey_G View Post
    I took this photo last week of what I consider a well executed back side to a luxury building.

    It is not bad. Two different dimensions of windows is never a complete design period no matter how hard one try to perfect it. There are solotions that I'm surprised designers have never looked at. You can take the same square footage of the smaller window and reconfigure it the same height as the window walls through applying multiple small windows, or reshaping the window. For Example, in that upload I would have taken the window and divide that into two evenly. Where ever the window starts, place the first of two windows flushed to the bottom of the window walls; move one window over, and place the second of the two cut in halves flushing to the top of the window walls this time. Repeat... It is when windows are reconfigured to meet up meet with the lines of the window walls is when stucco will look proper with glass. In my example, i decided to use abstract to meet the lines, but there are other ways. Where spandrels are applied to slab edges on the glass side, they have to be pulled all around ( including stucco side ); Where mullions applied between glass and spandrel, they also have to be applied to the stucco part. Another word, the same rhythm has to be applied eveytime dispite using different textures onto one building. That is what I would expect for a well done stucco or stucco/glass tower. This should have been done with this tower. Stucco is not ugly, but i cant say they have done them well in Edmonton( so far and based on fair assessment) and has been mediocre to be honest. There has been a few shining spots here or there but done generally poorly. I blame it on week designers or cheap developers. If I could design a nice dress out of any frabric, why can't a nice tower not be done with stucco; it easily could and I just gave some examples of how I would do it. High priced stucco deserve this imo.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Stevey_G View Post
    I took this photo last week of what I consider a well executed back side to a luxury building.

    Kings Landing in the middle or the other or?

    Those sold for $1000-1300/sqft versus ~600sqft at Symphony.
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    So did they add the bridge to the Leg grounds?

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    Quote Originally Posted by IanO View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Stevey_G View Post
    I took this photo last week of what I consider a well executed back side to a luxury building.

    Kings Landing in the middle or the other or?

    Those sold for $1000-1300/sqft versus ~600sqft at Symphony.
    If those towers were built and sold at that square footage, I would argue it has to do with what the market dictates they would sell for, also the significant difference in luxury amenities between the two projects. I don't think the difference in capex between a single stucco wall and a brick/spandral one justifies that differential.

    I'm not shitting on the Symphony. I love it, but I'm not afraid to point out that little thought was put into the North Face and it does impact the project as a whole considering it's the first thing you see coming towards the Leg Grounds.
    There was no need to change that plaque. We are the City of Champions.

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