The L Tower is one of the most talked about projects on UrbanToronto, and for good reason too. Cityzen Development Group, Fernbrook Homes and Castlepoint Realty Partners have taken it upon themselves to bring some starchitecture to dusty old Hogtown, and so far the result has been remarkable. With the project's prominent location, complicated site, and connection to the Sony Centre for the Performing Arts, there's been much to keep us interested and even more to enjoy. In our latest update on contruction progress we take a look at the latest phase of work to attach the galzing atop the tower's curved peak.
The tower's signature curved design by the famed Studio Daniel Libeskind has meant no two floors are the same. This constant change is reflected in the cladding currently being installed. Builders have thus far used a combinaiton of curtain wall and window wall glass installations to achieve the aesthetic, with curtain wall on the prominent north face.
With glazing work now commencing on the uppermost floors, special clips produced to work with the curve are required to hold the glazing panels to the concrete-heavy upper superstructure. Glass here will be installed using the curtain wall system. This system works by attaching the glass panels into specially fitted clips. These clips then attach to other interlocking panes and the process is repeated until all the class is installed. The fittings by design incorporate rubber gaskets to ensure they are sealed against the elements.
As work continues on the new blue icon Urban Toronto will bring you more details including a look at how the tower will meet the street along the base of Yonge Street and the luxurious interiior courtesy of landcspe architects Claude Cormier + Associés and interior designer Munge Leung.
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|Related Companies:||Castlepoint Numa, Cityzen Development Group, Claude Cormier + Associés, Fernbrook Homes, Milborne Group, Page + Steele / IBI Group Architects, Studio Daniel Libeskind, Studio Munge|