The blocks north and east of Toronto's Yonge-Eglinton intersection support a growing residential population, with new condominium towers adding to the area's established stock of mid-century high-rise apartment towers. Among the many additions in the neighbourhood currently under-construction, Freed Developments and Capital Developments' 155 Redpath is now fast approaching its final 120 metre height.
The 34-storey, architectsAlliance-designed condominium tower now stands 29 levels above the southeast corner of Redpath and Roehampton Avenues, with just five residential levels and a mechanical penthouse remaining before the structure tops off. As the structure grows taller, its playful geometric variation on the common rectilinear condo tower massing has become more apparent to passersby at street level.
Cladding installation now stretches well over halfway up the tower, coming in the form of a hybrid window wall system. 155 Redpath's cladding includes substantial spandrel coverage similar to standard window wall cladding, but with floor-to-nearly-ceiling windows more commonly found on curtain wall glazing systems. The cladding includes horizontal slab band spandrel panels, and irregularly patterned vertical strips of coloured glass that serve as red and white exterior accents. Balcony panels are still yet to be installed.
As it grows taller, 155 Repath has entered into the neighbourhood skyline from a number of vantage points, including the view below, captured from the southeast corner of Mount Pleasant and Eglinton.
Across Redpath Avenue to the west of the fast-growing tower, excavation is now in full swing for 155's slightly taller sibling, 150 Redpath, which is set to rise 38 storeys to a height of 132 metres. The project got its start towards the end of the Summer, with the demolition of a row of homes occupying the site, followed by the start of shoring in October. The most recent development at the 150 Redpath site was the start of the project's excavation, which will dig down to a depth of three storeys for work on the tower's foundations and underground garage.
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