Niagara Falls will soon be home to one of Canada's tallest new skyscrapers
One of the country's biggest tourist attractions is now getting one of its tallest condo towers.
Niagara Falls city council has just approved a proposal for a 72-storey mixed-use residential and hotel building at 6608 Stanley Avenue, and new architectural renderings are out.
The project has created a lot of buzz since plans were revealed last month, mainly because of its unique design, as well as its immense height. At 253 m, the skyscraper will be the tallest in Niagara Falls.
Structures in the area have not been permitted to exceed 30 storeys in the past, but the team behind the new build has come to a compromise with the City that involves the company reinvesting millions into the local community.
So, it's understandable why residents would be excited. It also helps that the site on which the tower is being built has laid vacant for 15 years after a failed hotel development.
The condo will include 275 residential units atop 465 hotel suites, as well as impressive amenities on its upper floors, such as an outdoor infinity pool boasting incredible views, a sky lounge and garden, and an aerial bridge.
The reflective glass exterior and bottle-opener-shaped crown will make the striking tower stand out as a landmark in the area, with design by Toronto firm Hariri Pontarini, which is behind such properties as Toronto's One Bloor and Shangri-La hotel.
Dates for the project's start and completion have yet to be announced.
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