Yesterday we took you to the very top of Cityzen, Fernbrook and Castlepoint’s L-Tower to show off some of the stunning vistas as seen from above the 58-storey Daniel Libeskind-designed condominium. If you didn’t catch part one of our tour, we strongly recommend that you click this link before proceeding, to provide a better understanding of the information in part two...and hey, everyone loves a good view!

Upper portion of the L Tower viewed from the north, imaged by Jack Landau

We got a pretty good look at the L-Tower’s upper mechanical floors and their stunning views during part one of our tour.  Before descending towards the residential floors, we stop to examine the ongoing construction work up top, as well as waving goodbye to our eye in the sky, crane operator Rob MacFarlane.

L Tower's top mechanical floor with Toronto's east end visible in the background, image by Jack Landau

West side of the top floor with CN Tower in the background, image by Craig White

A look underneath the L Tower's sloping roof line, image by Jack Landau

Waving goodbye to the crane operator above, image by Jack Landau

The L-Tower’s two uppermost residential floors will be home to one of the most dramatically placed penthouses in Toronto Canada. Occupying all of floors 57 and 58, this roughed in concrete shell will be transformed into a luxurious 2-storey suite with 360° exposures. Normally you will see safety fences along floor slab edges on new construction, but in the images seen below, the safety fence here is set back a good distance from the edge, meaning that workers must be 'tied off', or equipped with a fall protection harness when working outside the confines of the fence. The unique construction for this suite meant 'slab grabs' for the fence weren't possible along the edge of the two-storey section.

Two-storey penthouse on the 57th and 58th floors, image by Jack Landau

Two-storey penthouse on the 57th and 58th floors, image by Jack Landau

The project’s unique sloping northern façade is clearly evident from within the unfinished interior spaces. Angled concrete columns can be found on the northern end of almost all of the L-Tower’s floors. Carefully engineered to bear the loads of the tower’s ever changing floorplates, these columns also add an aesthetic jolt to units as well as creating a tangible connection between the building’s architecture and its occupants.

Angled column on the L Tower's north side, image by Jack Landau

Angled columns on the L Tower's north side, the Financial District is prominent in the background, image by Craig White

Angled columns on the L Tower's north side, image by Jack Landau

Moving along to the final stop on our tour, we drop down to 35th floor to get a closer look at the famous slanted curtainwall cladding which graces the north façade. The striking blue cladding is accented by opaque white strips, seen from within as a narrow, windowless portion of an otherwise uninterrupted expanse of glass. Nearly every north-facing unit in the building will contain angled windows, though the angles vary quite a bit from floor to floor the higher one goes.

Northern façade's angled curtainwall, image by Jack Landau

Glazing seen from within a 35th floor unit, image by Jack Landau

Now structurally topped off and even before it is fully clad, the L-Tower has become an instant landmark, and an unmatched favourite among UrbanToronto readers. We very much look forward to touring this unique building again as work on the interior progresses.

The L Tower as seen from Yonge and Front, image by Jack Landau

Thanks for joining us on our tour, and a special thanks to our tour guides, AJ and Andrew from Dominus Construction, and crane operator Rob MacFarlane for his outstanding contributions.

AJ Temor (left) and Andrew Mostofi (right) of Dominus Construction, image by Jack Landau

Looking for more information? A comprehensive collection of floorplans, renderings and additional facts regarding the L-Tower can be found at the project’s associated dataBase page, linked below. To get involved in the discussion, please visit the related forum thread, here, or voice 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