Though its skeletal frame has been a figure in the city's skyline for some time, the L Tower's sloped roofline is finally being revealed. The 58-storey skyscraper by renowned architect Daniel Libeskind is instantly recognizable, due in large part to its bowed profile. The building's concrete structure below is almost nearly covered up, as installation of glass curtain wall and window wall cladding reaches uppermost levels.
The tower, built by Cityzen, Fernbrook Homes, Castlepoint, is a part of the redevelopment of the Sony Centre for the Performing Arts, and will serve as a bridge between the skyscrapers of the financial district to the west and the historic cultural character of the St. Lawrence neighbourhood to the east.
UrbanToronto Forum members have posted photos from multiple vantage points throughout the city.
The peak close-up:
In an Instagrammy-haze:
Harbour view, framed by older towers:
Hovering beyond Union Station:
You can even see it looking quite ghostly on the left side of this shot of Downtown lights from the east, by night:
This is one building that's making a major contribution to Toronto's impressive skyline.
We'll be sure to check back on L Tower as the project progresses. In the meantime, please visit the dataBase page linked below for additional information, floorplans and renderings. Want to get involved in the discussion? Check out the related Forum thread here, or post your opinion in the comments section below.
|Related Companies:||Castlepoint Numa, Cityzen Development Group, Claude Cormier + Associés, Fernbrook Homes, Milborne Group, Page + Steele / IBI Group Architects, Studio Daniel Libeskind, Studio Munge|