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The Cortes on King | 6 fl | Complete
#46
I kind of like the colour of the brick on the side. I can't discern Pheidippides' 'redish flecks,' to me it just looks yellow-beige but reminds me vaguely of some of our old industrial buildings.

It's not looking exciting, but it's not looking ugly either.
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#48
It has something to do with the proportions and layout but to me it still looks stunted. It doesn't look like a mostly horizontal building, like The 42, but rather like a building which was meant to be 12 stories high but stopped growing at 6. Tongue
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#49
Given the neighbourhood and the design of the building, I do think the revised colours work better.  In Pheippides' photo, it almost looks like the yellow brick traditional to the region.
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#50
Anything that is not EIFS (Exterior Insulation and Finish System) is a blessed relief.
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#51
(02-15-2016, 07:53 PM)eizenstriet Wrote: Anything that is not EIFS (Exterior Insulation and Finish System) is a blessed relief.

EIFS can be used for either good or evil.  It's just technology.  Big Grin
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#52
(02-15-2016, 08:52 PM)tomh009 Wrote:
(02-15-2016, 07:53 PM)eizenstriet Wrote: Anything that is not EIFS (Exterior Insulation and Finish System) is a blessed relief.

EIFS can be used for either good or evil.  It's just technology.  Big Grin

Insert mustard gas joke here. Big Grin
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#53
(02-15-2016, 09:19 PM)eizenstriet Wrote:
(02-15-2016, 08:52 PM)tomh009 Wrote: EIFS can be used for either good or evil.  It's just technology.  Big Grin

Insert mustard gas joke here. Big Grin

One word only: chemotherapy! Wink
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#54
(02-15-2016, 09:32 PM)tomh009 Wrote:
(02-15-2016, 09:19 PM)eizenstriet Wrote: Insert mustard gas joke here. Big Grin

One word only: chemotherapy! Wink

We are gradually zeroing in on the essence of EIFS.
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#55
We should really start a separate thread to discuss EIFS rather than hijacking this one ...
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#56
(02-15-2016, 07:53 PM)eizenstriet Wrote: Anything that is not EIFS (Exterior Insulation and Finish System) is a blessed relief.

Amen to that my friend !!!
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#57
(02-15-2016, 09:42 PM)tomh009 Wrote: We should really start a separate thread to discuss EIFS rather than hijacking this one ...

I really don't think that's needed.  I think we can just get back to the Cortes
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Everyone move to the back of the bus and we all get home faster.
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#59
That strange dark coloured brick really brings out the blandness of the bland brick.
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#60
Is that brick or some kind of pre-cast or stucco?  The effect is weird, like they ran out of the brick they were using on the front and had to switch to something else.
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