L Tower at Yonge and the Esplanade has been getting some cladding for a few weeks now. The lower 10 or so floors (not counting the lobby level) are being sheathed in white spandrel and blue glass panels with blue mullions on three sides, while a darker variation in curtainwall is rising on the north façade. UrbanToronto Forum users canarob, someMidTowner, and AlbertC have all posted some great photos on the L Tower Forum thread. See for yourself below.

Progress on L Tower cladding on the south side, dated June 14, image by canarob

Cladding on south and west sides of L Tower, dated June 16, image by someMidTowner

Progress of L Tower cladding on north and west sides, dated. June 17, image by AlbertC

L Tower is still growing vertically also, leaving some to speculate what it will truly look like when finished now that we see the blue, white, and black colouration of the exterior. In a feat of ingenuity, Forum user udo has overlayed a rendering of L Tower with a photo of the building still under construction taken at the street level. According to udo, "I scaled the rendering and aligned the images by counting floors on both. I had to widen the rendering by maybe 10%, because it seems that the actual tower is not quite as skinny as the drawing suggests." We figure the result is a fairly accurate depiction of the shape L Tower will actually take. Imagine the whole structure sheathed in white spandrel and blue glass cladding and you have L Tower.

udo's image adjusts a rendering of L Tower to fit its realistic proportions

L Tower is being developed by Castlepoint Realty, Cityzen Development Group and Fernbrook Homes in partnership and is designed by Page+Steele and Architect Daniel Libeskind. For additional images and to join the discussion of L Tower, visit its page on the UrbanToronto Forums here.

Related Companies:  Castlepoint Numa, Cityzen Development Group, Claude Cormier + Associés, Fernbrook Homes, Milborne Group, Page + Steele / IBI Group Architects, Studio Daniel Libeskind, Studio Munge