We're jamming the genie back into the bottle for a while (you can do that, right?) on 160 Front West, a proposed 54-storey office tower for the west side of Toronto's Downtown Core. The Cadillac Fairview project is planned for the northeast corner of Front and Simcoe Streets, and has caught a fair bit of attention for its ultramodern design by renowned AS + GG Architecture of Chicago.

Recently, a respected New York-based multimedia creative studio named Piranha published a webpage showcasing their beautiful promotional video work for 160 Front Street West. A link to Piranha's page was posted by an UrbanToronto.ca member to our thread covering the project, and the excited comments started rolling in. UrbanToronto subsequently published a story on the new images, and the excitement built.

160 Front Street West Toronto by AS+GG Architecture for Cadillac FairviewLooking south towards 160 Front Street West, image by Piranha and AS+GG Architecture

It turns out, however, that during the time that Piranha was working on the video, several details of the tower's design were evolving, and the stills from the video, especially the close-ups, no longer reflect the latest refinements to the building's design. Cadillac Fairview requested that Piranha take down their webpage for the time being as they do not want to set up expectations for something which has already been altered. Piranha have suspended their page for the time being, and the video is now also password protected.

We are suspending our story for the moment too. We understand that Cadillac Fairview wants to present their completed vision when it is ready, and we look forward to the moment when the team have settled upon the final design.