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    Mtlurb Master

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    real estate guy
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    montreal, los angeles
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    design, architecture
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  1. 800 rue Saint-Jacques (Banque Nationale) - 46 étages

    Great scoop! If it is true, glad to that BNC has some ambition with respect to its HQ. Of course, let's see the design they chose... any day now, right?? ;p
  2. Le Smith - 26 étages

    They should sell ad space on that a faux-brick wall. That'll cover it up.
  3. 2025 Peel - 23 étages

    It's a filler.
  4. Tour des Canadiens 2 - 51 étages

    The Bell Centre was always ugly - even when it was first constructed. I can't believe someone thought that south facade looked good. And Orange brick? Seriously? The only redeeming feature is the Windsor Court facade.
  5. Cool. Thanks for this pic. It's amazing to see how they have continually updated the configuration of the departures level of the crusty old central terminal building; they really opened it up. Now if they could get on with the reclad of the exterior, that would go a long way to improve the image of YUL - especially for Montrealers... but I fear that won't happen until they work on the ramp and parking structure and add pedestrian bridges.
  6. Le Smith - 26 étages

    So true. People rave about NYC but the truth is, Manhattan is full of UGLY, Cheap, buildings... not everything is of the calibre of Zaha Hadid and Norman Foster and in some areas, like Times Square, the hotels that have gone up on some streets are 100x worse than The AC Marriott on R-L or even Le Smith.
  7. 1201-1215 Phillips Square- ?? étages

    The slim office building the front R-L Blvd is a tear down - then the lot would have a proper frontage.
  8. Quartier de la Montagne - 18 étages

    Wnada's will sell/trade hands at some point... hopefully, the hotel can acquire it, expand the podium (for retail, hotel amenities such as a bigger ballroom) and add windows to the upper floors (with views to the Mountain).
  9. 975 Lucien-L'Allier - 45 étages

    If it's black aluminum - as I was hoping - then this may turn out to be a showstopper.
  10. Le Smith - 26 étages

    Wow. That fake brick is really bad. Yikes....
  11. 800 rue Saint-Jacques (Banque Nationale) - 46 étages

    Nope nothing iconic for sure but this is for a bank HQ; they tend to be conservative. That said, it's kinda tendance with the play on different volumes and the angular cut.
  12. 800 rue Saint-Jacques (Banque Nationale) - 46 étages

    I'm hoping they sell - they clearly don't have any idea what they're doing with it. At least they should realize the price they could command for it, they'll make a pretty profit.
  13. 700 rue Saint-Jacques - 56 étages

    Sure, ok. But there's no rule that says a developer has to do so. Plus, I forgot about that little deco number that was demolished.
  14. Quartier de la Montagne - 18 étages

    Overall, I don't think the volume is a problem. I think the problem, as has been mentioned, is that it doesn't go all the way to de Maisonneuve. Wanda's owner really fucked it up. They weren't able to give it some sort of stepped look from the north side; just a tall, blind wall. I think all glossy panels would have at least given the illusion of a curtain wall from afar. I also preferred an earlier version that had a penthouse added to Ogilvy's... would have harmonized better with the department store.
  15. 700 rue Saint-Jacques - 56 étages

    Obviously in the early stages, and more a study of the volumes, I certainly hope that they drop the post-modern element(s) at the base... what the heck is that?