Globe and Mail — “Studio Gang’s New Toronto Tower Follows the Right Recipe: Tall, Innovative and Excellent”

July 5, 2018

“It could be a new architectural icon ...

That’s the promise of a new residential tower designed by the architects Studio Gang for a site in midtown Toronto. The design, which will be unveiled at a public meeting Thursday, promises to be one of the most interesting towers in the country, and also a good neighbour.

The tower would be the first project in Canada by the renowned Chicago-based architecture firm led by Jeanne Gang. ...

The proposed building has a novel and beautiful form, and a healthy relationship to the street. ...

Ms. Gang, who is among the world’s most prominent architects, has proven her ability to make towers that are formally interesting. ...

[She] is committed to making a beautiful tower. ‘The visual and formal manifestation of our work is still very important to our practice ... it inspires people. And it’s a craft we value very highly, and it’s not something that’s easy to do well.’

Tall and excellent: That’s the recipe here, and it’s one cities should embrace.” 

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Rendering by Norm Li. Courtesy Studio Gang.