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  1. #271
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    Re: In & Around Downtown Toronto...

    On BT this morning Kevin Frankish mentioned that there wasn't one place on the net where you can find pictures of monuments, etc of downtown Toronto. They showed a few pictures from University Avenue that they took from various sources. I thought about this thread that has so many in one spot.
    I have been driven many times to my knees by the overwhelming conviction that I had absolutely no other place to go. -- Abraham Lincoln

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    Re: In & Around Downtown Toronto...

    <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: Compry</div><div class="ubbcode-body">Suesumba, wasn't there a Pizza Pizza where the Cash Store is?
    <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Quote:</div><div class="ubbcode-body"> </div></div> </div></div>

    Yes, Pizza pizza is now on the opposite corner with a full sit in restaurant.

    Sometimes...(very rare) I miss living by Vaughan & Oakwood...sigh.
    If you feel a little useless, offended or depressed. Always remember that <span style="font-weight: bold">YOU</span> were once the fastest &amp; most victorious little sperm out of millions!

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    Re: In & Around Downtown Toronto...

    <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: Ivoree</div><div class="ubbcode-body"><div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: Compry</div><div class="ubbcode-body">Suesumba, wasn't there a Pizza Pizza where the Cash Store is?
    <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Quote:</div><div class="ubbcode-body"> </div></div> </div></div>

    Yes, Pizza pizza is now on the opposite corner with a full sit in restaurant.

    Sometimes...(very rare) I miss living by Vaughan &amp; Oakwood...sigh. </div></div>

    I went down to Vaughan &amp; Oakwood couple weeks ago. I can't take the traffic getting on and off the Allen at Eglington. Merciful Father.
    I have been driven many times to my knees by the overwhelming conviction that I had absolutely no other place to go. -- Abraham Lincoln

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    Re: In & Around Downtown Toronto...

    <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: CEW</div><div class="ubbcode-body">Canada's National Tower, the <span style="font-weight: bold">world's tallest building </span>and free standing structure.</div></div>

    Not anymore!

    <span style="font-size: 17pt"><span style="font-family: 'Arial Black'">Burj Dubai Surpasses KVLY-TV Mast to Become the World’s Tallest Man-Made Structure </span></span>

    <span style="font-style: italic"><span style="font-size: 14pt">Dubai, UAE; April 7, 2008: </span></span>

    <span style="font-family: 'Arial Black'">Burj Dubai, the iconic high-rise developed by Dubai-based Emaar Properties PJSC, has surpassed the height of the KVLY-TV mast in North Dakota, USA, to become the world’s tallest man-made structure. <span style="color: #FF0000"> </span> high while KVLY-TV, which holds the record for the world’s tallest supported structure since 1963, has a height of 628.8 metres (2,063 ft).

    Burj Dubai is already the <span style="color: #FF0000"> </span> and <span style="color: #FF0000"> </span> , and <span style="color: #FF0000"> </span> , is taller than Taipei 101 (508 metres; 1667 ft) in Taiwan and <span style="text-decoration: underline">CN Tower (553.33 metres; 1815.5 ft) in Toronto, Canada</span>. Burj Dubai is billed to meet all four criteria listed by the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH), which classifies the world’s tallest structures. CTBUH measures the height of buildings to the structural top, the highest occupied floor, the top of the roof and the tip of the spire, pinnacle, antenna, mast or flag pole.

    The KVLY-TV mast in Blanchard, North Dakota, is a television transmitting mast, which was completed in 1963. Burj Dubai also towers over KXJB-TV, which at 628 metres (2,060 ft) was the second tallest artificial structure in the world, and the KXTV/KOVR Tower, a guyed communication tower in Walnut Grove, California, that rises to 624.5 metres (2,049 ft).

    Mr Mohamed Ali Alabbar, Chairman of Emaar Properties, said: “Emaar’s Burj Dubai has accomplished another milestone in its development, placing the city of Dubai and Burj Dubai once again in the global spotlight. With over 160 storeys now, the most number of liveable floors in any building in the world, Burj Dubai is already pushing the frontiers in architecture, construction and engineering excellence.”

    He added: “The significance of Burj Dubai surpassing the height of the KVLY-TV mast is that it demonstrates the pioneering achievement of mankind in creating urban environments that defy conventions. With over 5,000 professionals and skilled workers from around the world working on site, Burj Dubai’s new feat is another celebration of teamwork.”

    When completed, Burj Dubai will have used 330,000 cubic meters of concrete, 39,000 metric tons of steel rebar and 142,000 sq m of glass.

    Emaar is partnering with South Korean construction major Samsung Corporation and New York-based Project Manager Turner Construction in constructing Burj Dubai, which was designed by Adrian Smith and Skidmore, Owings &amp; Merrill of Chicago.

    Burj Dubai, the centerpiece of Emaar’s flagship mega-project, the AED 73 billion (US$20 billion) Downtown Burj Dubai, will feature residences, commercial space and retail space and hospitality elements including the world’s first Armani Hotel and Armani Residences.

    Downtown Burj Dubai is regarded as the new centre of Dubai and already has a thriving community of residents. Homes have been handed over to the owners in The Residences and The Old Town. Three hospitality projects – Al Manzil, Qamardeen and The Palace, The Old Town – have opened apart from Souk Al Bahar, a shopping mall inspired by Arabesque architectural elements. The Dubai Mall, one of the world’s largest shopping and entertainment destinations, is in close proximity to Burj Dubai and will open later this year.
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