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TEK Tower (30 Francis) | 45 fl | U/C
(08-28-2023, 02:14 PM)ac3r Wrote:
(08-28-2023, 09:33 AM)westwardloo Wrote: Crazy to think this tower might be done before the Vertikal Buildings.

Haha indeed. Anyone want to place some bets? I'll bet this tops out before Drewlo can top out the second Vertikal tower.

At Drewlo's first-tower pace, the second tower (23 storeys) should top out in early 2025.

What pace can we expect for TEK? I don't think they can do quite one floor per week, can they? If it's closer to two weeks, then it'll be roughly the same timeline as Vertikal.
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(08-28-2023, 03:46 PM)Rainrider22 Wrote: I am not taking that bet,  for sure TEK will top out sooner...

Easy money!
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2-week photo update. Looks like they're about ready to put the lid on the 2nd floor. Tried to catch the sliver along Hall's lane we can see from this angle:
   
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Here's another from Nov 10. This level seems to overhang the ones below it. 
   
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Much appreciation for these great photo updates Cuiltard!
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Agreed!
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More progress at TEK - Dec 30

   
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Here's a daylight version. 
   

And since the view from above at King/Victoria has been pretty similar for a while, here are also: 

The view from across Charles:
   

From across Francis:
   

And from Hall's lane at Francis:
   

What angle(s) are WRC members most interested in?
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These are great, Thanks

Any angle you have time for, but your perspective from your home up high is awesome. Eventually you will be pointing the camera up. So please keep on providing.
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Thanks for the photos!

Haha...I feel bad for people that bought a condo with a nice view in the last couple years. Soon enough, all they're going to see are more condos. I own a couple properties, one being in Toronto at 100 Harbour Street. Luckily it's rather high up (above the 60th floor) so I can still mostly see the water, but then you look the other way and all you see are skyscrapers. The place I have in Vancouver is even worse.
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(01-06-2024, 05:00 PM)ac3r Wrote: Thanks for the photos!

Haha...I feel bad for people that bought a condo with a nice view in the last couple years. Soon enough, all they're going to see are more condos. I own a couple properties, one being in Toronto at 100 Harbour Street. Luckily it's rather high up (above the 60th floor) so I can still mostly see the water, but then you look the other way and all you see are skyscrapers. The place I have in Vancouver is even worse.

Yeah, I didn't mind the view before, or the (relative) peace and quiet, but I remind myself that this was an ugly, barely used parking lot before. Seeing it used to help with the housing crisis, and more people being able to live in dense, urban environments, close to public transit is a good thing.

Also, I'm sure the residents at Kaufman were equally annoyed with 1 Victoria being built, and people at Tek will be with 147 King. It's the circle of condo life.
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Yeah it's just part of condo living unfortunately, haha.

At least 1 Victoria isn't a tall building or anything, so you can still open the balcony and enjoy the space despite that. My place in Toronto I mentioned is so high up I can't realistically use the balcony for anything. It's way too windy, you can't really see anything on the ground and the view...well that's fine.
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(01-07-2024, 02:59 PM)ac3r Wrote: Yeah it's just part of condo living unfortunately, haha.

At least 1 Victoria isn't a tall building or anything, so you can still open the balcony and enjoy the space despite that. My place in Toronto I mentioned is so high up I can't realistically use the balcony for anything. It's way too windy, you can't really see anything on the ground and the view...well that's fine.

I don't know why they build balconies in tall buildings that are hardly useable. A sun room that can be used year round with big windows that can open in the summer would be more useful it seems to me.
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(01-07-2024, 05:50 PM)Acitta Wrote:
(01-07-2024, 02:59 PM)ac3r Wrote: Yeah it's just part of condo living unfortunately, haha.

At least 1 Victoria isn't a tall building or anything, so you can still open the balcony and enjoy the space despite that. My place in Toronto I mentioned is so high up I can't realistically use the balcony for anything. It's way too windy, you can't really see anything on the ground and the view...well that's fine.

I don't know why they build balconies in tall buildings that are hardly useable. A sun room that can be used year round with big windows that can open in the summer would be more useful it seems to me.

In Finland, almost all new condo and apartment construction (and most renovations) has glassed-in balconies, with some opening window panes.
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(01-07-2024, 07:56 PM)tomh009 Wrote:
(01-07-2024, 05:50 PM)Acitta Wrote: I don't know why they build balconies in tall buildings that are hardly useable. A sun room that can be used year round with big windows that can open in the summer would be more useful it seems to me.

In Finland, almost all new condo and apartment construction (and most renovations) has glassed-in balconies, with some opening window panes.

Which is how I've long thought they should be done in Canada - it effectively adds a new three season room to each unit.
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