Just over two weeks ago, we reported to you that an application has been brought forward to the City by Oxford Properties to reclad two of their buildings at the Richmond Adelaide Centre in Toronto's Financial Core. Now, UrbanToronto Forum contributor Salsa has updated photos of the site which show recently applied test panels of the proposed cladding.
In the photo below, the middle tower at 120 Adelaide Street has received a treatment composed of a silver reflective windows with a white fritted spandrel panel below, and a shadow box below that. These would run the horizontal length of each floor slab. Aluminum fins are also now evident, running vertically through the sample area.
On the west tower at 130 Adelaide, samples of the new curtainwall can be seen in the image below. Opting for a simpler curtain wall envelope, 130 features slightly blue-tinted glazing and reflective spandrel panels, framed by a cap-less mullion system.
There is already a lively discussion of what's proving to be a contentious project amongst UT Forum members in our dedicated Forum thread. Feel free to share your thoughts on what you see by posting there, or by leaving a comment in the space provided on this page.