A few weeks ago we had the opportunity to sit down with Brad Lamb of Lamb Development Corporation; the interview was quite popular, in large part due to Lamb's candid discussion of the current state of residential development in Toronto. One of the projects we had the chance to address was the Theatre Park condominium, designed by architectsAlliance and located on King Street West. The project was especially important to Lamb who pushed against significant resistance in order to have it realized. Forum member drum118 is responsible for the images we're bringing you today, showing the sizable pit out of which the 47-storey tower will soon rise.

Excavation at Theatre Park Condos, image courtesy of drum118

Excavation at Theatre Park Condos, image courtesy of drum118

Excavation at Theatre Park Condos, image courtesy of drum118

Lamb teamed up with Niche and Harhay Developments on this tower, adding 234 residential units to the booming King West neighbourhood when finished. The images above illustrate just how narrow the site is, adding additional difficulty to the already delicate task of working next to the Royal Alexandra Theatre. The unique design uses exterior ornament to emphasize the building's narrow form; white horizontal bands on the south face dramatically angle on the east and west elevations.

Rooftop at Theatre Park Condos, image courtesy of Lamb Development Corp.

The base of the tower will not meet the sidewalk, and will instead be significantly recessed in order to create a public sculpture garden with extensive landscaping. For more information on Theatre Park including detailed renderings, head over to the associated dataBase below, or check out the project thread to join the discussion.

Related Companies:  architectsAlliance, Ashlar Urban Realty, Brad J. Lamb Realty, Harhay Developments, II BY IV DESIGN, Jablonsky, Ast and Partners, Juhan Marten Landscape Architect, Lamb Development Corp, Niche Development