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Old Posted Dec 30, 2011, 5:45 AM
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I realize that the sterile glass box is everywhere these days, but had hoped Montreal would be spared. I guess the days of grand Montreal buildings is over.
Montreal really has no sterile glass boxes at the moment. I don't think one or two in a suburban-ish area is going to harm the city too much. I would agree with you, however, if there already were already a lot of this type of building, especially downtown.

That said, I think the days of grand Montreal buildings have been over since the 1960s. What has been built since then, for the most part, is nothing to write home about (with a few exceptions).
     
     
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Wouldn't it be wonderful albeit fantastical if Montreal instead mainly built old-style masonary buildings (inspired by those constructed during the 1900s-1940s)? What a grand city that would be!
     
     
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Old Posted Dec 30, 2011, 7:27 PM
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I for one think Montreal needs more glass condos! As of now, downtown Montreal had none! Hell, I'll take a good dozen of vancouver's towers. No problem.
     
     
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There's a reason Montreal doesn't build Vancouver-style glass towers: they are expensive as hell to heat and wouldn't resist our climate. They can't even resist Toronto's milder climes.

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/...rticle2349311/
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Old Posted Feb 27, 2012, 10:41 PM
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Interesting, I wonder if these towers will be regretted by Vancouver and Toronto in 20 years time...
     
     
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Old Posted Feb 27, 2012, 10:48 PM
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"Kesik predicts an average shelf life for today’s glass towers of only 15 to 20 years, provoking a massive new problem of how to retrofit them when the glass starts to fog and condensation leaks inside. By contrast, the brick-and-masonry towers that that saw their heyday in the sixties and seventies may have come with thin glass and no insulation – but they’re incredibly durable and fairly easy to retrofit. How to replace the skin of contemporary glass towers, especially those that are nearly 80-per-cent transparent? Evacuation will likely be required, so that the skin can be peeled away, one floor at a time."
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This is an interesting read. Glass towers existed long before the explosion of glass condo towers in Vancouver and Toronto. Think of Le 1250 R-L Ouest in Montreal, Toronto Dominion Centre in Toronto, etc. Maybe this isn't about glass itself, but about its quality?
     
     
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This is an interesting read. Glass towers existed long before the explosion of glass condo towers in Vancouver and Toronto. Think of Le 1250 R-L Ouest in Montreal, Toronto Dominion Centre in Toronto, etc. Maybe this isn't about glass itself, but about its quality?
Those are all examples of high quality curtain wall. The cheap shit they're throwing up in Toronto these days are mostly profit-maximising window wall.

Brand new buildings are already falling apart!

http://news.nationalpost.com/2011/08...s-the-streets/
     
     
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Those are all examples of high quality curtain wall. The cheap shit they're throwing up in Toronto these days are mostly profit-maximising window wall.

Brand new buildings are already falling apart!

http://news.nationalpost.com/2011/08...s-the-streets/
I was very worried we'd get the same crappy window wall on our Atlitude, Altoria and the like, but so far Altitude's cladding passes the test of esthetic, not too sure about isolation issues though!
     
     
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Altitude is window-wall, Altoria is curtain-wall. I imagine that anything by quick buck artists Devimco in Griffintown will be window-wall.
     
     
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I really like this building. It has that conservative, yet modern design to it and THE LOCATION IS FANTASTIC! Perfect views of the skyline!
     
     
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It does have a perfect location if one enjoys suburban lifestyle near the core. Glad to see go up, how many floors is it at now?
     
     
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I'm so glad they didn't go for the cliche green glass. The "fume" tint is so much classier.



Photo: Pascal Larivée

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Old Posted Mar 31, 2012, 7:08 PM
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I really like how Evolo is turning out. It really dwarfs all the existing buildings on Nun's Island. It can be seen from so many directions. I can see it very clearly from Saint-Lambert.

Symphonia is similar in size but on the other side of the island, right?
     
     
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I really like how Evolo is turning out. It really dwarfs all the existing buildings on Nun's Island. It can be seen from so many directions. I can see it very clearly from Saint-Lambert.

Symphonia is similar in size but on the other side of the island, right?
Right.
     
     
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From the promoter's Facebook page.



     
     
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Old Posted Apr 5, 2012, 8:32 PM
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An awesome sight! Does the promotors facebook page also happen to mention the height by any chance? Is it 100m??!!
     
     
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