This winter has seen little snow in Toronto, and yet there is quite a noticeable Ïce buildup. Okay, apologies for the silly wordplay (although no promise we won't scrape that one up again next winter), but when developers have a little fun with condo names, news editors are bound to follow suit, and here where York Street meets the Gardiner Expressway, Lanterra Developments' high-profile condo project is becoming very noticeable indeed.
A number of UrbanToronto members have shot pictures of Ïce as it has grown over the last month, catching it from many angles. We present an overview of the best recent shots posted in the Ïce thread.
Above is how things looked in mid-January, looking northeast from the Harbourfront parking garage roof, with the Conservatory Group's Infinity Condos under construction on the left.
Above, this shot looks south from the outdoor space at the new Southcore Financial Centre.
Looking to the northwest from Harbour Square, besides Ïce's three cranes, eagle-eyed readers should see another seven cranes in the image above. (As always, you can click on any iamge to see them larger.)
By mid-February, Ïce's west tower, which will eventually top off at 57 storeys, had risen from 6 storeys a month earlier to 9.
UrbanToronto members are just starting to get their heads around just how slender these towers are going to appear when complete. architectsAlliance is responsible for the design of these beauties.
Finally, after shots by myself, Drum118, Zeiss, (and there are others that you can find in our Projects and Construction thread for Ïce), UrbanToronto member Jasonzed most recently ventured up the CN Tower and took a look down from there.
When complete at 57 and 67 storeys, the Ïce towers should fit into the skyline like this:
While focusing mainly on Ïce's condo towers, talk continues to simmer regarding an impending announcement from Cadillac Fairview regarding the complex's office component at 16 York Street. UrbanToronto will keep watch and let you know as soon as the official word comes down! In the meantime, you can peruse many more detailed renderings of the project in UrbanToronto's dataBase entry for Ïce, linked below. You will also find there the links for our Forum threads should you want to join in on the conversation!