Southcore Financial Centre, owned and developed by the British Columbia Investment Development Corporation, is celebrating not one, but two milestones today. The first is a topping off for the 26-storey PricewaterhouseCoopers Tower at 18 York Street. The dark-blue glass tower designed by KPMB only has a couple more floors to clad, and the lantern at its southeast corner to finish before it will look substantially complete on the outside. The tower is expected to be occupying in the fall of 2011.
UrbanToronto member sodapop took this image of the back of the site looking west along the Esplanade last week:
At the same time as the topping off, ground is also being broken on the second phase of the project, featuring a 30-storey office tower currently known as the Bremner Tower until a lead tenant is secured, and the 45-storey Delta Toronto Hotel. The whole project, managed by Great West Life Realty Advisors, is expected to be complete in 2014. It should look like this:
Along with the groundbreaking, we have a new view of the Delta Toronto, designed by Page + Steele/IBI Group Architects. This angle from further to the west shows more detail and articulation for the project.