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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 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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