Dubious new building

Double click on the picture to enlarge, and look for the horizontal “cracks” on the panels above the right-most garage door.

This view is from Laurier Avenue of the back of the new Export Canada building that faces Slater and O’Connor. These¬†concrete panels are in various shades of dark gray. I don’t know if they are supposed to show this much colour variation, or if they will age to a similar colour. But right now they are … of dubious delight. And a bunch of the panels show horizontal “cracks” and scratches that are visible now and will probably be more visible with time. Not awe-inspiring.

Does anyone like these panels, and if so, why?