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Sumit Singhal
Sumit Singhal
Sumit Singhal loves modern architecture. He comes from a family of builders who have built more than 20 projects in the last ten years near Delhi in India. He has recently started writing about the architectural projects that catch his imagination.

The L Tower and Sony Centre for the Performing Arts Redevelopment in Toronto, Canada by Studio Daniel Libeskind

 
August 19th, 2011 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: Studio Daniel Libeskind

Now under construction in the heart of downtown Toronto, The L Tower, is the evolution of 21st century living. An iconic landmark, the residential tower rises 58 storeys and is home to 600 units providing stunning views over downtown Toronto and Ontario.  It is on the southwest corner of Yonge St. and The Esplanade and shoots up into the sky like a beacon, with bold clean lines and a dramatic streamlined L shape.

Night View (Image Courtesy Spine 3D)

  • Architects: Studio Daniel Libeskind
  • Project: The L Tower and Sony Centre for the Performing Arts Redevelopment
  • Location: Toronto, Canada
  • Commission: 2005
  • Completion: 2013
  • Client: Castlepoint Realty Partners Limited
  • Building Area: 503,621 sq.ft.

L Tower and Sony Centre (Image Courtesy Spine 3D)

Number of Floors:

  • 58 floors above grade
  • 56 Residential
  • 3 Basements levels
  • 3 Mechanical levels

Model (Image Courtesy Spine 3D)

  • Number of Units: 600
  • Structure: Concrete structure with glass curtain wall and window wall cladding 58 Floors
  • Association with Architect of Record: Page + Steele/IBA Architects
  • Structural Engineer: Jablonsky, Ast and Partners
  • MEP Engineer: Smith and Anderson
  • Landscape Architect: Claude Cormier Architetes Paysagistes
  • Heritage Consultant: ERA
  • Contractor: Dominus Construction Group
  • Photography: Spine 3D, SDL

Sketch

The tower is a part of the redevelopment of the 50-year-old Sony Centre for the Performing Arts, and will serve as a bridge between the soaring skyscrapers of the financial district to the west and the historic cultural character of the St. Lawrence neighborhood to the east, integrating urban space with the arts. A public plaza will be created along the west side of the redevelopment complimenting both the new development and the existing theater. The articulated facade of glass and steel is accentuated by expansive windows and balconies, with spectacular vistas of the lake and downtown. The tower will assert the Sony Centre not only as an icon of the city skyline, but also of cultural institutions within the city.

Under Construction (Image Courtesy SDL)

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