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Frank Gehry & David Mirvish Unveil Plans for Entertainment District in Toronto

Los Angeles architect Frank Gehry and Canadian art enthusiast David Mirvish have announced plans

Los Angeles architect Frank Gehry and Canadian art enthusiast David Mirvish have announced plans for a proposed future artistic and cultural revitalization of downtown Toronto. Consisting of three sculptural, iconic towers, they would replace the Princess of Wales Theater and adjacent housing blocks – boasting two, six-story stepped podiums topped by three residential towers ranging in height from 80 to 85 levels – with the new 60,000-square-foot Mirvish art collection space in the bottom atrium. In speaking about the project Gehry commented, “It is very special for me to be able to work in Toronto where I was born and to engage the neighborhoods where I grew up. It’s especially interesting that this project involves the arts. That is always meaningful to me. With this project, I wanted to create buildings that were good neighbors to the surrounding buildings and that respected the rich and diverse history of the area.”

Source: designboom

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