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L Tower

The L Tower
General information
Type Residential
Location 1 Front Street East
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Coordinates
Estimated completion Topping out: Fall 2013
Completion: Winter 2014
Opening: Summer 2015
Height
Roof 205 metres (673 ft)[1]
Technical details
Floor count 58
Design and construction
Architect Daniel Libeskind
Developer Castlepoint Realty Partners Ltd.
References
[2]

The L Tower is condominium development under construction in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Designed by architect Daniel Libeskind, the structure will be located adjacent to the heritage-designated Sony Centre for the Performing Arts, itself a modernist icon of the city at the corner of Yonge and Front Streets. It will not be built atop the existing building, as has been mistakenly thought.[3] The project, which broke ground in mid October 2009, is expected to be complete in early 2014.[3]

Originally, in the 2000s, the Sony Centre (then known as the Hummingbird Centre) was expected to be demolished and the land sold, however Hummingbird Centre CEO Dan Brambilla successfully convinced the city to preserve the site and approve the condo development.[3]

Developers

The building is being developed by three builders, Cityzen and of Toronto and Fernbrook Homes of Concord, Ontario.

Sony Plaza and Public Art

The Sony Plaza is an open space elevated above the intersection of Yonge and Front streets. It is being designed by Claude Cormier and Associates.[4]

Canadian artist Harley Valentine is creating a triptych of sculptures to be installed in the Sony Plaza. Called Dream Ballet in hommage to the National Ballet of Canada's four-decade residence at the site, the three sculptures depict abstracted ballet dancers in various dynamic positions.[4][5]

Gallery

See also

References

  1. ^ http://www.skyscrapercenter.com/create.php?search=yes&page=0&type_building=on&type_tower=on&status_COM=on&status_UC=on&status_UCT=on&list_continent=&list_country=CA&list_city=&list_height=&list_company=&completionsthrough=on&list_year=
  2. ^ L Tower at Emporis
  3. ^ a b c Knelman, Martin (26 October 2009), "Partnership saves a city landmark and adds a new one", Toronto Star, retrieved 26 October 2009 
  4. ^ a b http://www.claudecormier.com/project/sony-center-for-the-performing-arts/
  5. ^ http://harleyvalentine.com/dreamballet.php
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