Hi-Rise Tower Lift-Off

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Hi-Rise Tower Lift-Off

40 Wellesley Street, East, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Point Tower, Toronto, Hi-Rise, Design, architecture

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High Rise Tower Lift-Off Design

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A very tight building site necessitated a special design for the bottom of the Point Tower in Toronto, Ontario. The location is 40 Wellesley East, Toronto, Ontario, Canada Contrary to Toronto’s Hi-Rise Building Design Guidelines no “Podium” was used.┬áThe proposed 46-story tower was lifted up on freestanding columns with the elevator shaft visible, and exposed. The idea was to create a green oasis under the tower, rather the mandated bulky 3-4 story podium.┬áThe city of Toronto rejected the concept, especially because adjacent... Read full article »