High-rise condominium living has a lot of advantages to offer, and while factors like sustainability will allow residents to sleep happy, it is tangible elements like views that add the excitement. We have taken a few trips up to the top of Cityzen Development Group, Fernbrook Homes and Castlepoint Numa's L Tower, and have highlighted the views from the building before, but as the city's landscape transforms, so do the views.
We have just returned from the 58-storey, Studio Daniel Libeskind and Page + Steele / IBI Group Architects-designed condominium tower, and our trip to the top resulted in enough photography to break it up into easily digestible portions… so we are starting with the views to the north and east, catching up with this growing town from this spectacular vantage point.
The view to the north includes quite a bit to soak in. In the immediate foreground of the image below, the skyscraping Financial District is visible on the left, while two other high profile developments can be seen rising on the left side of the image. Can you make them out? (You can always click on the image for a larger version!)
One of the two is slightly more obvious than the other. In the distance, Aura at College Park can be seen topped off at 892 feet, clearly visible standing above high above the Yonge and Gerrard intersection. Let's take a closer look.
And even closer, where we can see work going to to secure the fin panels to Aura's roof.
The other high profile development visible in the overall shot above is a bit harder to see. Construction of the Bay Adelaide Centre's east tower is partially obscured from view by One King West, but we see it peeking out there!
Zooming in closer, we can see the building's steel skeleton and recently stepped-back concrete core, the latter now standing at around 30 storeys in height. The tower is eventually heading to 44 storeys.
One of the major highlights of the view to the north is Yonge Street's path, the city's central north-south axis.
Views to the east are also rich in both landmarks and new growth, and while the growth is all relatively new, the landmarks are old. The L Tower stands at the western edge of the St. Lawrence neighbourhood, known for historic landmarks like St. Lawrence Market and the Gooderham Building at the Church-Front-Wellington intersection.
From the top of L Tower, the historic Gooderham Building, commonly known as the Flatiron building, can be seen anchoring the aforementioned intersection, while Berczy Park's greenery is visible this side of it.
We will be back soon with more views around the city. In the meantime, additional information including building facts, renderings and floor plans can be found in our dataBase files, linked below. Want to get involved in the discussion? Click on the associated Forum thread links, or voice your opinion in the comments section provided at the bottom of this page.
|Related Companies:||Castlepoint Numa, Cityzen Development Group, Claude Cormier + Associés, Fernbrook Homes, Milborne Group, Page + Steele / IBI Group Architects, Studio Daniel Libeskind, Studio Munge|