M5V, by TAS Design Build and Lifetime Developments, is now topping out on King Street West in Toronto's Entertainment District. The 34-storey condominium tower is designed by Core Architects, and will distinctive on the skyline for its use of coloured glass scattered across the building's glazing. 

The current state of the tower, from 15 floors up:

The podium with candy coloured glass accents. It is expected that the coloured glass will have more impact as white walls appear in finished units:

Zeroing in on the box - originally planned to house two floors worth of HVAC and be sheathed in red aluminum, it now appears that only half of the lower floor of the box will be required for the equipment, cutting the architectural exclamation mark down to the impact of a comma:

Here's how the box was to look:

Focusing again on more coloured windows:

M5V, with the pit for Charlie Condos by Great Gulfin the foreground:

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author:AlvinofDiaspar

posted:2010-09-19 21:27:23

Related Companies:  Baker Real Estate Inc., Cecconi Simone, Core Architects, Diamond Schmitt Architects, Great Gulf, Isotherm Engineering Ltd., Janet Rosenberg + Studio, Ketchum, Lifetime Developments, Milborne Group, RJC Engineers, TAS, Teeple Architects, TUCKER HIRISE Construction