Few UrbanToronto Forum members were ready to heap praise on Cityzen, Fernbrook and Castlepoint's L Tower when it was first under construction — no doubt at least partially due to its polarizing architect, Daniel Libeskind — but it would appear that the majority have had a change of heart as the building nears its final height. The curvaceous condominium, while not quite the marvel that the Absolute World towers are out in Mississauga, does bring something different to Toronto's Downtown core, and is subsequently receiving a significant amount of attention as cladding continues to make its way up the structure.

North facade of the L Tower, image by Jack Landau

Close-up of north facade, image by Jack Landau

The crane for the project has been placed along the eastern edge, anchored onto the tower's exterior.

Crane running up eastern facade of L Tower, image by Jack Landau

The most notable design feature of the L Tower is the gentle curve found on the upper portion of the northern facade, while pedestrians at street level will notice the glazed chamfer on the southwest corner, where access to the tower will be located.

Southwest corner of the L Tower, image by Jack Landau

The tower is expected to be completed next year, one of the first large-scale developments to be added to the immediate east of the city's core. 88 Scott, a block and a half to the north, is the next of similar size in the area that is now in sales.

South facade of the L Tower, image by steveve

To see project renderings and additional building information head over to the dataBase listing below, and let us know what you think of the project below.

Related Companies:  Burka Architects, Castlepoint Numa, Cityzen Development Group, Claude Cormier + Associés, Concert Properties, Dominus Construction Group, EQ Building Performance Inc., ESQAPE Design, Fernbrook Homes, Kramer Design Associates Limited, MAD architects, Milborne Group, NAK Design Group, Page + Steele / IBI Group Architects, Quest Window Systems, Stephenson Engineering, Studio Daniel Libeskind, Studio Munge, U31