Its size, design and prominence on the Toronto skyline has made Cityzen, Castlepoint, and Fernbrook Homes' L Tower a fan favourite in the architecture and development communities, and with the tower now topped off and almost fully clad, we were recently invited back to the 58-storey, Studio Daniel Libeskind-designed condominium tower for a look inside. We have already looked at the views from the top as well as the mechanical floors and grand penthouse level, and today we return for an update on the progressing of various elements within the building, including a first look at the unique swimming pool space.
Work on the ground floor is picking up speed, and we now have a much better idea of what the main residential entrance will look like. On the exterior, supports for the awning have now been installed…
…while inside, the first thing residents of the building will see is the residential lobby.
The lobby is just one of L Tower's Munge Leung-designed interior spaces, and though work is still ongoing, the dramatic curves of the lobby's walls and reception desk are already very apparent.
As the building draws closer to completion, the six tower elevators are now operational, and removal of the building's external construction hoist is imminent.
Inside L Tower's elevators, the standard button interface has been replaced with a touch-screen control panel, a sign of changing times and evolving technologies in the condominium world.
While the lobby will serve as the residential entrance to the building, a service entrance has also been shoe-horned into the Yonge Street side of the building. Inside is a turntable that allows garbage trucks to spin round to load garbage and drive right out afterwards, maximizing space within the point tower's constrained footprint.
The turntable functions much like a revolving restaurant, with a motor powering a circular platform flush with the surrounding floor.
Most residents will never see the turntable on the ground floor, but many will enjoy the second floor pool located in the small crystalline-shaped building at the base of the tower. This portion of the building is still awaiting exterior cladding to cover up the concrete walls, while open skylights and windows have already been sealed up with glazing.
Work on the Claude Cormier-designed courtyard space is still to come too, but let's get a look at the inside for the first time...
The pool will sit below a series of angled skylights which pierce canted walls and ceilings to allow natural light to flood in from above, while windows to the north and west look out over Yonge and Front Streets.
When decorated, the space should prove to be spectacular. We will look forward to seeing completed amenity spaces here in the coming months!
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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|