Toronto Pinnacle One Yonge | 344.58m | 105s | Pinnacle | Hariri Pontarini

What about the new rendering, is that approved yet?
Meaning are they changing the exterior expression? Whether they get the height increase they're looking for or not, they'll change the exterior expression. The City does not approve how something looks based on aesthetic concerns, they only make sure that cladding materials meet performance standards.

Quick photos of the entrance to the community centre that will be located on the second floor of the building. Also of the retail spaces at the north east corner. Maybe my hopes for an independent coffee shop or brunch place will materialize. Finally at Farm Boy which was moderately busy.View attachment 455775View attachment 455776

Another 'learning commons' or the like. Ugh. Grossly over-done concept, and almost always done badly too.

Look at that space, what there makes you think, "Wow, I really want to read a book here?" or :"This is the cool spot to hang w/my friends" These phrases will surely be said by just about no one.

Not a good use of finite space.
It's too bad Daniel's Lighthouse (West Tower) spiral didn't get this kind of prominent visual treatment. It's so subtle + the crappy spandrel that it's so drab. The pattern here is not that exciting, but at least you won't miss it.