In the previous installments, we took a look at the first ten floors of the development and then we presented the remarkable variety of views. The project’s four towers have a lot to offer, but the unique skybridges which connect the buildings together are surely Pier 27’s distinguishing feature, and its most discussed. For our third and final installment of our tour, we take a look at the three-storey skybridges and surrounding penthouse floors which crown the development.
Unlike the towers themselves, which are constructed with reinforced concrete, the bridges are built with structural steel. The steel framed bridges, though still in a very raw state, are shaping up to be some incredibly unique spaces, both inside and out.
Plenty of work is left to do, and steelworkers are busy tying welding all the loose ends together so work on cladding and interiors can begin.
The space inside the bridges will eventually contain some of the project’s spacious penthouse units. Though there is still a very long way to go before these units are ready for occupancy, a walk across the bridges’ corrugated aluminum floorplates gives us a clear impression of these spaces and their full potential.
The diagonal trusses which brace the steel structure will be reflected in the cladding pattern planned for the bridges. Since cladding has not yet been installed on the bridges, we turn to the scale model to get a better idea of the finished product.
architectsAlliance’s design, which makes use of staggered balconies and asymmetrical floorplans, gives all residents on the buildings upper floors a uniquely different view than their neighbours. Views from within the bridges are easily matched by views of the bridges, a feature that not only sets the project apart from other downtown condos, but practically defines it.
Below the bridges, the 11th floor on each tower will also contain additional luxury penthouses, each with a private terrace, some with dramatic view of the bridges.
This rooftop terrace pictured below will be an amazing amentity space for residents of the complex.
A closer look at the high quality stone paving tiles is a good indicator of the quality of the finishings expected on this project. These tiles are also being used on private terraces at Pier 27.
As construction on the 303-unit waterfront development progresses, we will be sure to return with updates as the project’s final elements come together.
Floor plans of the dramatic penthouse suites have now been added to UrbanToronto's dataBase page for Pier 27. It also contains a wealth of additional information, including building facts and renderings. Can can view the dataBase listing via the link posted below.
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|Related Companies:||architectsAlliance, Cityzen Development Group, Fernbrook Homes, Isotherm Engineering Ltd., Jablonsky, Ast and Partners, Studio Munge, The MBTW Group | W Architect Inc, Walters Group|