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Toronto Tower visualized with “parasitic” condos

Feb 16, 2017, 5:19 AM EST
Toronto’s landmark C.N. Tower
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A Canadian architectural firm, Quadrangle, has proposed a unique design, in which clusters of prefabricated, parasitic apartment units would cling to the walls of Toronto’s landmark C.N. Tower. The modular wooden residences, which would be bolted to the sides of the 1800-foot communications spire, are planned in a variety of sizes and layouts lending a pixilated view to one of the world’s largest freestanding structures.

Quadrangle Principal Richard Witt said that the project endeavors to reinvigorate the iconic tower with desirable condominiums while retaining the building's existing and successful functions, notes Seeker.

Witt added that he hoped such a concept would encourage similar projects globally, making large-scale freestanding developments move useful for their home cities and the environment. In other parts of the world, a parasitic lodging is proposed for the Eiffel Tower in Paris and on top of Philip Johnson's New York State Pavilion, writes Dezeen.