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Libeskind Strikes In Toronto Again

A sculpted 58-storey "L Tower" of condominiums is being added above the Sony Centre for Performing Arts in downtown Toronto near the St. Lawrence Market. Ground was broken on the $270-million project ...

December 1, 2009   Canadian Consulting Engineer

A sculpted 58-storey “L Tower” of condominiums is being added above the Sony Centre for Performing Arts in downtown Toronto near the St. Lawrence Market. Ground was broken on the $270-million project in October.

The work also involves renovating the landmark theatre which was known for decades as the O’Keefe Centre. The 50-year old modernist building was the former home of the National Ballet of Canada, later became the Hummingbird Centre, then the Sony Centre.

Famed New York architect Daniel Libeskind has designed the L Tower, which is named after him and the tower’s shape. (Libeskind is also the architect of the Crystal addition to the Royal Ontario Museum uptown.) The team includes Page & Steele (architect), Jablonsky & Ast (structural), Smith & Andersen (mechanical and electrical), R.J. Burnside (civil), IBI group (transportation) and GME (wind).


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