Thursday, March 14, 2013

180 Queen St West

A week ago I showed you the hanging "180" address from this building, and today the whole structure which is located at Queen St W and University Ave. This award-winning building was completed in 2006 and was designed by Kuwabara Payne McKenna Blumberg Architects (KPMB), one of my favourite firms around town who have done wonderful work on new buildings as well as restorations and retrofittings of older ones that were brought back to their original glory. This building houses mostly federal court departments as well as some financial companies and also one of the best restaurants in town.  More pics over the next few days including some wonderful art from the lobby.
I have to admit to waiting for a streetcar to come by for a dash of red.

16 comments:

William Kendall said...

Now this is a building I haven't seen. It's a design that does appeal to me!

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Haha! Nice confession Pat :) sounds like an amazing building, looking forward to seeing inside.

Karen said...

THat streetcar is a nice touch!

llandudnopictures said...

The streetcar was well worth the wait too!

Sharon said...

That is a very attractive building and that dash of red is perfect for the photo.

Jackie/Jake said...

Great photo!!

Deb said...

It is a rather austere building, looks very functional.

Lowell said...

Well, it was worth the wait, although that building can stand alone. It's very attractive and now I understand better the sign!

Nylon Camera said...

nice timing ;-)

Jack said...

Yes, RedPat, it is a handsome building for the downtown area, and you were a clever girl to wait for that red streetcar. Now, where will the vandals paint their street art on this building?

Marie said...

Fascinating building...I like the splash of red too.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Beautiful building and the red streetcar definitely adds some zinG! Beautiful corner to hang around on as you waited for it to come by. I would love to visit your beautiful City..

JM said...

I remember the hanging '180'. Great building.

EG CameraGirl said...

I smiled that you waited for that dash of red. Great addition.

Randy said...

Interesting design.

Michael Rowland said...

Pat, did you put that funny top on that building?