Tuesday, June 14, 2011
This wonderful atrium, the Allen Lambert Galleria, is located in Brookfield Place which is a large office complex in the heart of the financial district comprised of 2 tall towers and 12 heritage buildings that survived the 'Great Fire of 1904'. An international competition was held to design the atrium and was won by noted Spanish architect Santiago Calatrava. The 360 ft long and 6 stories high atrium was constructed in the 1990s and has become one of the most photographed spots in Toronto. I love wandering through it! The white installation visible in the distance is part of Luminato, a festival of the arts taking place here this week. A pic of it coming later this week.