New renderings of 1 Eglinton East, a proposed 68-storey mixed use retail-office-condo tower by Davpart Inc. on the southeast corner of Yonge Street and Eglinton Avenue are given us a much better picture of what the building would look like were it to be built as currently envisioned. Unveiled on May 11 at a community consultation in Toronto's Midtown area, the Hariri Pontarini Architects-designed building which was first seen in 3D elevations in February of this year, has now been rendered in much greater detail and placed into its urban context.
The building, which would replace an 8-storey office building currently on the site, features a sculpted facade which partially wraps upper residential floors in balconies while it pulls back to reveal most of the offices on levels 3 through 9. On upper floors the wrap disappears, helping the reflectively-glazed top portion of the building to disappear into the sky. The building is designed to fit within Toronto's Tall Buildings Guidelines and the principles set out in an area study being completed currently called 'Midtown in Focus'.
In the building's ground realm zone, the design focuses attention on retail and restaurant space on the ground and second levels which face the corner of Yonge and Eglinton, already amongst the liveliest pedestrian crossings in the city. Expected to be completed after the Crosstown LRT, some traffic, especially buses, will have come off of the streets here before 1 Eglinton East could open. The development will be directly connected to the Subway-LRT interchange station via a pedestrian tunnel.
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Source: Urban Toronto, 05/13/2015