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Torontonian's React to Mirvish+Gehry New Condo Design

The reaction around the city seemed positive yesterday after theatre impresario David Mirvish and architect Frank Gehry announced their redesigned condo proposal for King West. The massive development which originally called for three 80-storey towers along with the demolition of the Princess of Wales Theatre and surrounding historic warehouses had previously been rejected by the city. The new design revealed at a public meeting Tuesday night shows a plan for two condo towers —instead of three —one at a height of 92 storeys, the other at 82 storeys. In addition, the heritage buildings will be preserved in the new design. The developer says New York City's "Rockefeller Center was an inspiration for the new Mirvish+Gehry design in terms of its skyline and use of public space." Torontonian's were quick to react to the news, most excited about the redesign while others not yet impressed.


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