At first I thought I was just being a little too sensitive to the sight of construction cranes. After all, they’re not unlike beaky, disciplinarian public school teachers with their exaggerated snoot in every page of last night’s incomplete homework. Then the reading glasses come off and that evil scowl emerges. “Can you explain this, Patrick?” *shudder*
But that’s not it. There really is a lot of construction going on. In just about every direction you turn, there’s a cross educator:
Okay, well, the big ones are more like a cross. And angrier. For example:
Not all construction hangs over the city like the cold face of death, though. Take Trump Tower, for example:
Nice lid, right? And what does The Donald have to say about his new erection?
“The thing that excites me most is the architecture. Secondly, I believe that the location of this building by itself will make it very successful. So you have a combination of great location and great architecture—and that’s going to be something very special.”
Sure is, Donald. It’s a winning formula: Donald Trump™ Excitement ® + location = oodles of cash
Secondly, I hope that’s what he means by “special”.
Anyhow, these are just a couple of the more interesting taller buildings. There are many more, including ones that aren’t so tall:
I don’t think I’d be exaggerating if I said that between any two main intersections, you’d find at least two large construction sites.
I was going to stop the post here without any real point, as I am wont to do. But as I was flipping through the news over an especially messy lunch today (I must omit the details), I found a Toronto Star article about office vacancies and how they’re linked to unemployment. It deftly reveals how all this new office space is opening downtown — I can attest to that! — followed up with unemployment statistics. Get it? Those buildings are stealing our jobs!
I knew it — now it’s cranes and immigrant buildings. And Trump’s mixed in with all this too.
(Sorry about that last link. Have to keep it up as a bleak reminder never to drink and blog again.)