Saturday, April 17, 2010

Bay Adelaide Centre

The Bay Adelaide Centre, 51 stories of sky blue glass, incorporates the facade of the old National Building on Bay Street due to strict preservation codes in Toronto. I'm all for preserving old structures, but I find keeping merely the facade an unsatisfactory compromise to both old and new structures. You see a lot of this in Toronto, however.

1 comment:

heritagpoliceman said...

yes its yukky. we have avoided such awful compromises as this in Melbourne after much debate in the 1980s, but everyone seems to have forgotten and they are creeping back in, just in designs so far, but none as bad as this !