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Old November 5th, 2007, 12:31 AM   #1
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TORONTO | The L Tower | 205m | 59 fl | Com

The L Tower
DOWNTOWN TORONTO





L Tower is the evolution of 21st century living. A symbol for the dynamic fusion of culture and arts. An architectural landmark, celebrating the spirit of urban diversity and the infinity of artistic expression. A re-invention of the 45-year-old Hummingbird Centre will regenerate this exciting destination in Toronto. A phenomenal residential tower, rising 57 storeys, home to 480 lavish suites and panoramic views of downtown Toronto and Lake Ontario. An icon to live in.


Location: 1 Front Street, Toronto
Developer: Castlepoint Realty Partners Ltd., Cityzen Development Corporation, Fernbrook Homes
Architect: Studio Daniel Libeskind
Designation: Condominium
Status: Proposed / Sales (400 out of 470 units already sold)
Expected Occupancy: November 30, 2010
Height: 205m (673 ft)
Floors: 57 above ground
Website: http://www.theltower.com/


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Old November 5th, 2007, 01:16 AM   #2
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Old November 5th, 2007, 01:16 AM   #3
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It looks more like a high-healed boot to me, but thats just me.
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Old November 5th, 2007, 01:37 AM   #4
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Old November 5th, 2007, 02:20 AM   #5
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great project!!
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Old November 5th, 2007, 02:50 AM   #6
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I love this tower, a true masterpiece, and a great redevelopment of a concrete box on perhaps the most important corner of Toronto. Cheers..
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Old November 5th, 2007, 03:16 AM   #7
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Unfortunately, I prefer the red 'L' shaped logo more than the building. I welcome the departure from conservatism, but is this the right design. Keep the 'L', but improve the base. The base is a disjointed mess. It is early on, so perhaps some improvements are still possible.

Good to see a major high rise go up in the CBD east of Yonge.
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Old November 5th, 2007, 03:39 AM   #8
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Unfortunately, I prefer the red 'L' shaped logo more than the building. I welcome the departure from conservatism, but is this the right design. Keep the 'L', but improve the base. The base is a disjointed mess. It is early on, so perhaps some improvements are still possible.
I agree. The podium does not carry through any coherence.
We'll hope that it is reworked, but its getting late in the game.
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Old November 5th, 2007, 03:47 AM   #9
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interesting..could be alot better if you remove that circle-like shape at the base.
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Old November 5th, 2007, 04:55 AM   #10
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This is my favourite project in Toronto at the moment.

Skybean, great work on this and the other Toronto highrise threads, it is much appreciated.
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Old November 5th, 2007, 05:07 AM   #11
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This is my favourite project in Toronto at the moment.

Skybean, great work on this and the other Toronto highrise threads, it is much appreciated.
No problem . I love these projects just as much as any of the Toronto forumers. The L Tower also happens to be my favourite project as well. Definitely designed to impress as a signature tower.
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Old November 5th, 2007, 05:19 AM   #12
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I agree. The podium does not carry through any coherence.
We'll hope that it is reworked, but its getting late in the game.
Late in the game? You're probably right. I seem to be clinging to the slim hope that the base will get streamlined. I'm abit surprised that Libeskind is happy with the base. It's immediately irritating to look at. I'm obviously not privy to certain limitations placed on this building's design, but surely he can recognize that the base doesn't work aesthetically.
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Old November 5th, 2007, 08:33 AM   #13
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Very futuristic design. This is exactly what the Toronto skyline needs. Right now they have way too many boxes.
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Old November 5th, 2007, 01:22 PM   #14
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Oh wow. That's awesome. Nice work Toronto
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Old November 5th, 2007, 09:25 PM   #15
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My new favourite project in Toronto. Let's hope nobod touches the design. Cheers..
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Old November 5th, 2007, 09:35 PM   #16
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yeah do not mess with this, or it could end up less striking. the base is amazing!
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Old December 7th, 2007, 08:00 AM   #17
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Awesome!
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Old December 7th, 2007, 04:36 PM   #19
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that's a sexy tower. congrats TO.
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Old December 7th, 2007, 05:11 PM   #20
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Magnificent!

Our boom is really giving us some sexy towers!

L-Tower, Aura, Ritz-Carleton, Four Seasons.....
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