Killed by the deflation of an overheated economy, all that materialized of the original Bay Adelaide Centre was a massive parking garage and an aborted elevator shaft. Developed by TrizecHahn and Markborough Properties, the 57-storey tower was to be, in typical 1980's fashion, a pinnacle of mirrored glass and granite. Several incarnations later, Brookfield finally managed to start what was abruptly cancelled over a decade before. Decidely more restrained, the WZMH designed Bay Adelaide Centre West bore no resemblance to its failed predecessor. Which design do you think is better?

A rendering of the original post-modern Bay Adelaide Centre in downtown TorontoA rendering of the original postmodern Bay Adelaide Centre, sourced by Forum member Hypnotoad.

To learn more about the current plans for the Bay Adelaide Centre, including the recently accounced second phase, a link to our dataBase page can be found below.