NOW A PARKING LOT – SOON TO BE A 46-STOREY, ENVIRONMENT-FRIENDLY TOWER, 160 FRONT ST. W.

Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture, CHICAGO-based, has unveiled plans for the latest in a string of towers proposed for TORONTO.

The 160 Front Street skyscraper is designed to withstand the strong winds and snowstorms experienced in this city, where cold air masses meet the warmer water in Lake Ontario.

“The building’s form was sculpted in response to extensive environmental analysis,” said a statement from AS+GG. It’s “tailored for business”, and incorporates 1.2 million square feet (111,483 square metres) of leasable office space.

Occupants will have access to a green roof, and several other “inlets” up the sides of the structure. A six-storey masonry heritage building next door will be integrated into the tower. 160 Front Street is slated to commence construction in 2019.

The firm’s founders are behind the Burj Khalifa in Dubai – and its apparent successor: the Jeddah Tower now under construction in Saudi Arabia.

<Images are by Adrian Smith Gordon + Gill Architecture.>

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