|The L Tower|
|Location||1 Front Street East
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
|Estimated completion||Topping out: Summer 2013
Completion: Spring 2014
Opening: Summer 2014
|Roof||202 metres (663 ft)|
|Design and construction|
|Developer||Castlepoint Realty Partners Ltd.|
The L Tower is condominium development under construction in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Designed by architect Daniel Libeskind, the structure will be located adjacent to the heritage-designated Sony Centre for the Performing Arts, itself a modernist icon of the city at the corner of Yonge and Front Streets. It will not be built atop the existing building, as has been mistakenly thought. The project, which broke ground in mid October 2009, is expected to be complete in early 2014.
Originally, in the 2000s, the Sony Centre (then known as the Hummingbird Centre) was expected to be demolished and the land sold, however Hummingbird Centre CEO Dan Brambilla successfully convinced the city to preserve the site and approve the condo development.
Sony Plaza and Public Art
Canadian artist Harley Valentine is creating a triptych of sculptures to be installed in the Sony Plaza. Called Dream Ballet in hommage to the National Ballet of Canada's four-decade residence at the site, the three sculptures depict abstracted ballet dancers in various dynamic positions.
- L Tower at Emporis
- Knelman, Martin (26 October 2009), "Partnership saves a city landmark and adds a new one", Toronto Star, retrieved 26 October 2009
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