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Brookfield Place, Toronto, 2019[open in full screen VR version of this square]  

 
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Formerly known as BCE Place, Brookfield Place occupies an entire downtown city block. Including the 51-storey TD Canada Trust Tower and the 47-storey Bay-Wellington Tower in addition to several historically-designated buildings, the original city plan included a total of three towers.

After reviewing commercial and public-use space requirements, developers recommended that two office towers accommodate the private component and the area addressing retail and public space needs.

  The two tower lobbies and enclosed courtyard within the heritage precinct are merged with Allen Lambert Galleria and Sam Pollock Square—the design of which was the result of an international competition.

Design architect Santiago Calatrava conceived this distinctive architectural marvel and it stands as the ultimate expression of modern urban aesthetic, commerce and culture. Built of steel and fully enclosed with glass, the galleria’s design is reminiscent of a country road lined with maple trees.

  It’s particularly stunning as the daylight streams through, creating intricate patterns along the concourse while under-lighting during the evening creates its own sense of drama. Breaking up the city skyline and highly visible from the street, this artful installation is a favourite backdrop for photos, TV and film productions. This project received an IESNA 2013 Award of Merit and IES 2013 Toronto Section Illumination award.

This is my favourite spot for meeting companions before heading to the TFCgames, true the undergound corridors conecting this space to the Union Station.

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