As many in the rest of the country like to point out the buildings here are getting a bit stale. We need some fresh blood injected into the downtown core. The impact of the employment centre and the beauty of the building will bring Southcore and the Financial District to the next level of vitality. And the Toronto Skyline gets a massive new central peak overtaking the Ice Towers as well as Harbour Plaza. So long as the main tower gets built to what appears to be about 290 meters or so.
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I know for a fact, that the city will likely require whatever building that is built here to have a bus terminal within the lower floors of the tower, to relieve the temporary GO Bus depot just north of this lot.
This project, along with the other office and condo towers, is part of a projected "Next Wave" of massive Supertall and Megatall skyscraper development that has taken hold in Toronto. Just as we are getting use to 60 floor and 70 floor towers, we are hearing word of 80 floors towers, 90 floor towers, and 100 floor towers. Toronto has reached the next stage of Global City Evolution, and even the Financial Crisis, couldn't stop our rise.
However some may state that it is the very Financial Crisis, that has caused this latest wave of investment and cash inflows into Toronto as the world seeks the only safe place to hold it's money as the Americans and Europeans fell on their faces during the Mortgage Meltdown.
Well let's see, you never know, once the world economy gets back on it's feet, Toronto might go back to the small provincial farming town it was before this latest blast of skyscraper construction.
45 Bay Street Mega Tower - Construction
Ivanhoe had a design competition for this project. Wilkinson Eyre were the winners. The renderings looked very promising.
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