ERA Architects

The Future of the Glass Tower?

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Tuesday, April 30, 6 pm, Art Gallery of Ontario, Seminar Room 1 (Weston Family Learning Centre)

ERAer Graeme Stewart joins David Pontarini, Sam Crignano, and moderator Mathew Blackett for a Pug Talks presentation and discussion on the glass tower in the GTA.

Toronto has 143 buildings 10 storeys or higher under construction, more than doubling the count found in New York and more than seven times the number in Shanghai. Given the prominence of this building form and the relevance to our city, this talk will explore the future of the glass tower in Toronto.

Graeme’s presentation will review two Toronto tower booms, first the concrete slab apartment tower boom of our post-war years, and second the boom of glass point tower condos we’re still seeing today. He will discuss some of the unintended consequences of development that occurs so quickly (and on such a large scale), and suggest some opportunities to think critically about how and what we build in the future.

To register, please RSVP.

(Also look out for an article on this topic in the next issue of Satellite magazine.)