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Old November 21st, 2013, 05:59 AM   #1
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OTTAWA | Claridge Icon | 143m | 45 fl | Prep



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Claridge Icon gets the Go Ahead

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It’s been happening in Toronto for the past five to 10 years – builders and the City are looking to maximize land and add density to our main streets in the form of high-rise condominium buildings. We are now at the pinnacle of the cycle, with 70 to 75 percent of all new homes in the Greater Toronto Area being in a condo.

Ottawa continues to see high-rise development

It’s not as extreme as in Toronto, but Ottawa continues to see new mid-rise and high-rise proposals popping up. Developers like Brad Lamb, Ashcroft Homes, and Mastercraft Starwood have recognized our nation’s capital as an area that is in need of intensification. Ottawa has seen more reserved projects, ranging from 20 to 30 storeys on average, but one Ottawa developer is looking to change things up a bit.

Claridge Homes is one of Ottawa’s biggest home builders, with success stories all over the greater Ottawa area. Recently, they strategically acquired a pocket of land at the corner of Preston St. and Carling Ave. After an application to the City of Ottawa and some deliberation, Claridge Homes has now received approval to build a 45-storey tower on the site, dubbed Claridge Icon. Claridge Icon will be the tallest tower in Ottawa, and this approval opens the door for other tall proposals.

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Ground broken in November:

Condo Scene: Claridge set to break ground on Ottawa's tallest condo tower



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Published on: October 30, 2014
Last Updated: October 30, 2014 12:34 PM EDT

Make room, Ottawa condos, there’s a new building in town and this time its one of iconic proportions.

Claridge Homes is about to break ground on Icon, enabling the residential market to soar to new heights — 45 storeys to be exact — making it the highest condo building in the city.

Bill Malhotra, Claridge’s founder and president, describes Icon as a “high-class architectural building.”

“It’s one of the very few mixed-use buildings,” he says, citing the retail, offices and condos that will be a part of the building.

He’s so sold on it, in fact, that he has plans to move both himself and his company to the site. He’s eyeing a 6,000-square-foot penthouse on the top floor for himself, enjoying sweeping views of the city, as well as taking two floors near ground level for Claridge’s offices.

The building owes its sleek design, including its signature curved balconies, to Hariri Pontarini Architects, a firm based out of Toronto.

“It’s a different architecture,” Malhotra says in a recent interview. “We brought an architect from Toronto who is highly regarded by the City of Ottawa planning branch.”

The Malhotras initially wanted Canadian Frank Gehry, “a real icon architect” to design the Icon, he says. He and his son Neil even flew to Los Angeles to discuss the project with him, but in the end a deal never came together, despite Gehry’s interest.

Ultimately, Claridge chose to work with David Pontarini to create “a building which will put Ottawa on the architectural map of the world,” Malhotra says.

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Now i think we can place it in section under construction i think.
Ottawa need skyscraper like that.
I am so glad.
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Still in excavation at this point,no crane yet.Maybe it can be moved over to the under construction section in September
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