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Old Posted Jun 5, 2013, 4:34 AM
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Urban planners in Laval are smoking good stuff. Here is the giant UFO called "Le Colossus" :

Vaughan, Ontario also has a Colossus Theatre:



http://cinematreasures.org/theaters/7225
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Ah, sometimes I forget about that one in St. John's. Wow. This thread will be fun.
Every time it is mentioned, I feel like I am the only person on SSP who genuinely likes The Rooms.
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Old Posted Jun 5, 2013, 11:45 AM
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Every time it is mentioned, I feel like I am the only person on SSP who genuinely likes The Rooms.
I have a neurological disorder about it. PCSS (Post Construction Stress Syndrome?). Check my post history. You'll find posts praising it, posts lamenting it as the worst thing to happen to the city, and everything in between.
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Old Posted Jun 5, 2013, 12:25 PM
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Laval is gross. There's just no other word to describe it. I hate suburb, but I super-hate Laval.
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cue laval clock tower with reno-depot in front. Behold: http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/show....php?p=5749659



Endlessly fugly. I want to hammer down that clock tower (Malek's palace) with provided hammer.

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Old Posted Jun 5, 2013, 1:34 PM
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What a nightmare. It has to be the ugliest highrise in Canada, no contest.
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Ok so you are telling us that these 2 buildings are actually 2 houses in which real humans lives ?
Yes - that is correct
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What a nightmare. It has to be the ugliest highrise in Canada, no contest.
I have to agree, every time I see a pic of that tower, I don't know if I should cry or laugh, how could so many people actually movie into that building!
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For London I'd probably go with Museum London, our art gallery:


https://www.deltahotels.com/Hotels/D.../Museum-London


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Not too weird, really




Woulda made a good flak tower, maybe.
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Old Posted Jun 5, 2013, 11:35 PM
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I guess for Vancouver these would be weird, although weirdly beautiful, especially at night:


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What a nightmare. It has to be the ugliest highrise in Canada, no contest.
I think this one in Kingston beats it though:

http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-NRYfcQ771v...0/DSC01537.JPG

Click on the link - it's worth it. It really dominates downtown as well which makes it even worse.
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Old Posted Jun 6, 2013, 12:23 AM
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I still like the Kingston one better. It's very clunky, but it's trying something. It could be somewhere in Tokyo. The Laval one could only be in Laval. It's the worst.
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Inspired by the Kimbel in Fort Worth, perhaps? I didn't realize that London had such a substantial art gallery. Is the collection any good?
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Yeah, I heard the one in Calgary was designed to look like a boom-box at night. The one here is actually pretty cool, has a glass elevator, and most of the units are being/have been redone.

There's a few in Edmonton too of very similar design, but the top is missing, likely due to them being under the landing path for the soon to close city center airport.
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Inspired by the Kimbel in Fort Worth, perhaps? I didn't realize that London had such a substantial art gallery. Is the collection any good?
I'm not sure about its collection, but the building itself is quite nice actually, I was always impressed with it. In fact, I was always consistently impressed with almost all of London's core for a city of less than 400 000 and a metro of less than 500 000. The art gallery is also in a prominent pedestrian location right near the forks of the Northern and Southern branches of the Thames river, and only a 3 - 4 minute walk from Richmond Road.
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Yeah, I heard the one in Calgary was designed to look like a boom-box at night. The one here is actually pretty cool, has a glass elevator, and most of the units are being/have been redone.
the suitcase apartment buildings were all designed and developed by IKOY architects from Winnipeg.....it made them rich.
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Vaughan, Ontario also has a Colossus Theatre:

And there's one in Langley, BC.


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