One thing that Toronto knows how to do well, is create condo’s out of historic structures. The CN Tower which was once the tallest freestanding structure in the world has fallen to the likes of the Burj Khalifa in Dubai and the Canton Tower in China. So, what do you do with one of the most iconic buildings in the world? You open it up and let people live on it.
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“It’s pretty rare to have three buildings at this scale,” says Frank Gehry partner Craig Webb. “It’s something we haven’t done before. The three individual expressions emerge from a cloud-like podium. We don’t want to create another dark glass tower; we want something silky and soft. We want lightness.”
Each unit is rotated on a 45 degree angle to create a cruciform shaped plan and to give the appearance of a linear hinged volume.