KPMB are making one of the first moves away from what's become Toronto’s standard-issue podium-and-tower design for the proposed new
Globe And Mail
The redoubtable Toronto firm
, which is also responsible for Winnipeg's brash Manitoba Hydro Place
, has configured the 18-storey design
into a sort of twisted 'L' shape, with the six-storey podium forming a more integral base than is usual in this city's more recent architecture.
The plan is to build the 480,000-square-foot building, which Globe
editor-in-chief John Stackhouse describes as "a town square of 21st-century Canadian media," to LEED Gold standards.
The project, once considered by public meetings and if approved by city council, would be complete in 2015.
Writer: Bert Archer
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