This is one of our most breathtaking properties by far, and the glass columns in the lobby are a true architectural marvel. Many thanks are due to the brilliant team at Eventscape, who engineered, fabricated and installed the columns.
Toronto, Ontario (PRWEB) May 09, 2014
Award-winning Ontario homebuilder Empire Communities announced today that the Fly Condos, a unique property located in a vibrant neighbourhood in downtown Toronto, was recently showcased in a feature on the architecture website Archello.com.
The Fly Condos is a breathtaking, 24-story glass and stone tower with an impressive lobby dominated by three faceted mirrored glass columns. Each of the three columns stands 33 feet tall, and is clad with forty faceted glass panels. Each of the panels consists of two panes of glass, one with a mirrored back and another that is clear, both bonded together by a translucent green epoxy. The engineering drawings of the facets were based on a 3D model designed by Munge Leung, but restricted by the maximum available glass sizes.
“Anyone looking for a new condo in Toronto would do well to check out the Fly Condos,” said Paul Golini, Executive Vice President and Co-Founder at Empire Communities. “This is one of our most breathtaking properties by far, and the glass columns in the lobby are a true architectural marvel. Many thanks are due to the brilliant team at Eventscape, who engineered, fabricated and installed the columns.”
Eventscape, Inc. recently released a video demonstrating the complex process behind the installation of the columns. The columns were originally just plain, structural concrete columns before they were clad in the special mirrored glass panels through a four step process.
First, the columns were encased in a steel frame to provide a base for the glass panels. Then, a plywood substructure was applied to the metal frame in order to establish angles. The panels themselves were bonded to identical plywood panels with engineer-specified high-bond adhesive, and mounted to the plywood template on the columns with aluminum brackets. The installation required special lifting devices to be used, since the columns were so close to the glass curtain wall on the exterior of the building.
For more information on The Fly Condos, and other new condominium homes built by Empire Communities in Toronto, please visit http://www.empirecommunities.com. You can also check out their Move-In-Soon homes at moveinsoon.empirecommunities.com.
About Empire Communities
Empire Communities is an award-winning homebuilder headquartered in Vaughan, Ontario. Recognized for its outstanding attention to detail and best-in-class customer service, the company designs and builds commercial, industrial, low-rise and high rise residential, luxury new homes, and affordable housing properties in the Greater Toronto Area. Over the past 20 years, Empire Communities has developed some of the most successful master-planned communities in the area, including over 6100 houses and 3200 condominium units. Empire's commitment to using energy-efficient amenities and appliances sets the standard for eco-friendly living to help promote a sustainable future.
For more information please visit http://www.empirecommunities.com/.