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LeftCoaster Mar 11, 2013 3:51 PM

That's fine, it should be a stunner.

taal Mar 11, 2013 4:31 PM


Originally Posted by LeftCoaster (Post 6046190)
That's fine, it should be a stunner.


Ah darn, that's no good ! I'm not being greedy ; ) ... well sure I am, the more office towers downtown the better (if they can get filled).

But, we've seen a couple instances where tenants have asked for simpler designs (I think BA was an example of that), generally to get uniform floor plates or things along those lines.

So, even if this design is a stunner, until a lead tenant signs on (and we give it a couple months to make sure there is no design change), I'm not going to get super excited !

caltrane74 Mar 28, 2013 10:54 PM

Oh, rise from the dead ye Big Skyscraper.

Word has it that this one is back, and CF already has an international tenant to occupy it. New Design to be tendered out, and movement expected within 2-3 months. 60 Storeys plus? plus? - probably about 240 meters to 260 meters

All of this is hearsay.....

for now!

DrNest Mar 29, 2013 12:03 AM

Might be hearsay Cal, but if it becomes true, that sounds good to me.

Fatality Mar 29, 2013 1:38 AM

Great news!
Good height and with an international occupant maybe we can get a worthy design.

Gresto Mar 29, 2013 4:28 AM

What happened to the condo component? Is it still active?

cruzin4u Feb 12, 2014 11:11 PM

News on this one from UrbanToronto.

"Cadillac Fairview has submitted a completely redesigned proposal for its property at 156 Front Street West in the heart of Downtown Toronto. First submitted in the Fall of 2011 as a two-tower proposal, one residential, one commercial, the residential component has now been dropped in favour of one taller, 54-storey office tower. The rounded, sculpted design is by Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architects of Chicago."

As mentioned above, this will no longer have a "residential" component. It will be a 54-storey (265 metre/869 foot high) office building.

Elevations below;

DrNest Feb 13, 2014 1:52 AM

This is a welcome change from the two-tower proposal in my mind because this is a great looking tower with appreciable height. It will do wonders for extending that gap between the towers on Bay and Yonge and the Ritz-Carlton cluster.

Gresto Feb 13, 2014 3:48 AM

I'll reserve judgment until there's a full-colour render, but other than the decent height I don't fancy it.

middeljohn Feb 13, 2014 3:50 AM

Awesome! Height increase and all office! The fact that it's almost right on the lake too will make it seem even taller in our "traditional" skyline shot.

Automation Gallery Feb 14, 2014 11:07 PM

Thanks to ic42 @ UT some new renderings.....Nice:cool:


Originally Posted by interchange42 (Post 823932)
I've been trying to get you guys a bigger Valentines present than this, but it looks like, at the end of the working day, that this is it for now. Hope you like it. Maybe more pixels to enjoy next week? Happy Valentines!
Image provided by the City of Toronto, created by AS+GG Architects and B+H Architects for Cadillac Fairview

DrNest Feb 15, 2014 1:10 AM

My first impression was wow, very nice. But the more I look at this the more bland it looks. Good height, but definitely room for improvement aesthetically.

cruzin4u Feb 15, 2014 2:43 AM

I don't find it bland at all. The "terraces" facing East and West are a nice touch to change up the monotony of the tower. Since the renders are low resolution, it is kind of hard to figure out what exactly is going on - but I am sure we'll find out when the larger renders are out. So far, I'm really liking the simplistic design and of course the height.

DrNest Feb 15, 2014 3:31 AM

I'm in Chicago this weekend and seeing some great examples of how to put interesting design into a box. It's more than just a few balconies and slight curved walls.

koops65 Feb 16, 2014 4:36 AM

I made a drawing of the revised tower:
Toronto diagram:

Gresto Feb 16, 2014 6:03 AM

Nice drawing as always, but, yeah, I'm no fan of this one.

TallBob Feb 16, 2014 7:53 AM

Nice's a biggie!

cruzin4u Feb 19, 2014 1:08 AM

Freshly squeezed HI-RES renderings courtesy of Urban Toronto.

TriWolf Feb 22, 2014 8:08 PM

This is awesome, it's crazy to see how far Toronto's peak has/will expand in the last 10 years.

yaletown_fella Feb 22, 2014 9:31 PM

They need to add 10 floors and make this a supertall.

Go big or go home.

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