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Sapphire Tower

Richmond Street West
Toronto ON Canada

Status:cancelled
Floor Count88
Units / Rooms1,070
Building Uses
 - mixed use
 - hotel
 - office
 - parking garage
 - residential
 - restaurant
Structural Types
 - highrise
 - tuned mass damper
 - pole
 - sphere
Architectural Style
 - postmodern
Materials
 - glass
 - limestone
 - concrete, reinforced

 Heights ValueSource / Comments 
Spire1107 ftBuilding Plans
Based upon the addition of 8 more stories
Roof933 ftBuilding Plans
Top of globe
Lower roof847 ftBuilding plans
Top of the cylinder
Shorter tower650 ftBuilding Plans
Top of dome, spire not included
Spa level627 ftBuilding Plans
Limestone facade210 ftBuilding Plans
Length148 ftDeveloper
Width85 ftDeveloper

Description
Architect: Turner Fleischer Architects Inc.
Developer: Stinson Properties Inc.

A split 88 and 62 storey tower.

Floors:

1: Lobby
2: Bicycle Lockers
3-11: Parking
12-13: Meeting Rooms
14: Kitchen
15: Sky Lobby
16: Restaurant
17: Mechanical
18-61: Suites
62: Mechanical
63: Spa
64: Party
65-73: Full Floor Suites
74-80: Stinson Properties
81: Mechanical
82: Mass Damper

*05/11/05 rumour has it that another height increase to 342m top of spire 314m to top of sphere.

*NEW, Proposal has been rejected by City Council in it's current form due to concerns over shadowing on a public square. Possible next move: Redesign or OMB Appeal

*01/12/06 Redesign of building: No globe, chisel shaped building, up to 73 storeys to address shadowing issue. Possible shift away from Hotel-Condominium to more standard large sized condominiums for families.

Replaced the Downtown Plaza proposal - http://skyscraperpage.com/cities/?buildingID=84232

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