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05-14-2013, 01:47 PM
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fysloc
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I find rexall place is too ugly of a building to beautify an area. Sure it was modern at the time, and in line with every other brutalist architecture design, but now people are looking back and saying wow those are some ugly designs in the 60's-70's (for most buildings), while the timeless brick buildings of the 20's are still admired. Maple Leaf Gardens is a very nice building where the design stood the test of time, and isn't described as something ugly.

The current architectural trend is probably glass and shiny buildings with reflectivity (as evidenced by most new sky scrapers having a glass wall surrounding it), but how long with this trend last before people decide its ugly?

Too late to say this now, but if the city really wanted an iconic building, they have to build it with an architectural design that can withstand the test of time and surpass popularity trends, like neo-classical or neo-gothic designs.

That said, I wouldn't mind a giant wolverine statue being proposed.

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