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L Tower
2 The Esplanade, Toronto
Developer: Cityzen Development Group, Fernbrook Homes, Castlepoint Numa
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Thread: L Tower + Sony Centre (Castlepoint Numa/Fernbrook/Cityzen, 58s, Libeskind/P+S)

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    The second crane is getting built, here are two pics, one which zooms in a bit on the second crane, and one which shows where it is in relation to the first crane. Excited to see things so underway!
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    So I was right about the external crane, but wrong about its placement.

    Awwwww Poo!

    I would have liked to see it rise on the curvy side. It would have made for really cool photo updates.

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    Some lucky condo owner across the street is going to have the counter weight swing just feet from his window.
    This could get interesting.
    "Inside every older person is a younger person
    wondering what the hell happened."

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    Excellent pic, Androiduck.

    It's got me to wondering though.
    Why the deep excavation right to Front Street?
    We know there is no indoor parking under the LTower.. or will there be some possibly?
    Good time to kick in here, Cityzen. Whats going in down there to the north of the tower?
    "Inside every older person is a younger person
    wondering what the hell happened."

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    i'm in the area on saturday... can you still go from yonge to the green p garage entrance on the esplanade?

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    Base of the second crane by The Esplanade.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Granny View Post
    Excellent pic, Androiduck.

    It's got me to wondering though.
    Why the deep excavation right to Front Street?
    We know there is no indoor parking under the LTower.. or will there be some possibly?
    Good time to kick in here, Cityzen. Whats going in down there to the north of the tower?
    Granny - In addition to the rehearsal hall the remaining displaced Sony areas supporting its theater is being constructed in the two level basement areas. In addition to the corridors, four stairwells and passageway these include thirteen dressing rooms with full bathrooms and showers, "wig"room, multiple men's and women's restrooms, lockers rooms, multiple orchestra rooms, VIP waiting rooms, conductors room, multiple elevator and associated machine rooms, full kitchens, wardrobe and laundry rooms, stage security, multiple janitorial rooms, supporting offices and multi use office areas and a two storey mechanical room measuring 1,650 square feet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cityzen View Post
    Granny - In addition to the rehearsal hall the remaining displaced Sony areas supporting its theater is being constructed in the two level basement areas. In addition to the corridors, four stairwells and passageway these include thirteen dressing rooms with full bathrooms and showers, "wig"room, multiple men's and women's restrooms, lockers rooms, multiple orchestra rooms, VIP waiting rooms, conductors room, multiple elevator and associated machine rooms, full kitchens, wardrobe and laundry rooms, stage security, multiple janitorial rooms, supporting offices and multi use office areas and a two storey mechanical room measuring 1,650 square feet.
    Thanks Cityzen!
    I guess that explains the temporary structure that was built in recent weeks on the east side of the Sony on Scott Street.
    "Inside every older person is a younger person
    wondering what the hell happened."

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    From Yonge Street Media...

    Sony Centre set to unveil radical $30-million renovation and restoration
    Wednesday, September 15, 2010

    The radical renovation of the Sony Centre for the Performing Arts will be ready for October 1, the 50th anniversary of its opening.

    But better than the 189 re-milled brass doors, the 1,700 restored cherry panels, the fixed marble, the carpeting that now goes with the marble, the LED-lit coffered ceiling, the new Sony store and the removal of several architectural interventions that got in the way of architect Peter Dickinson's original design: there'll be a bar open from 4pm to midnight every day. And you won't even have to buy a ticket to a show to drink there.

    The Balcony Bar sounds like it has definite new Toronto hang-out potential. It's part of a new approach the Sony Centre (aka the O'Keefe Centre, aka the Hummingbird Centre) to cater to the city it exists in now, rather than the one it was built into.

    "The first show 50 years ago was Camelot," says Sony Centre CEO Dan Brambilla. "It represented the city at the time: homogenous. Now we have 232 cultures, so our programming is no longer focused on Broadway -- there are other theatres for that. We want to program to all the ethnicities in the city.

    They want to feed them, too.

    "Every night, the food will be paired with the show," Brambilla says. "If we have a Russian show, there'll be Russian food, and so on."

    The idea is to bring the city into the Centre. The food will be cheap, the bar will be open to the public, and the whole building will offer free WiFi.

    The renovation and restoration, which was budgeted at $30 million, was paid for by the sale of air rights to the developers of the new Libeskind condo going up next door.

    Writer: Bert Archer
    Source: Dan Brambilla

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    Quote Originally Posted by androiduk View Post
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    I count four construction workers on this job - compared to the 50 or so on Aura.

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    Darkstar... great find with that article. I love the enthusiasm that comes through in the descriptions of the newly renovated SONY Centre!

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