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Toronto Flatiron II

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The second Flatiron building in Toronto is a Golden Oldie and as a matter of fact 10 years older than the famous New York building. Not so impressive, but certainly a building with its own character and beauty.
The building under construction on the left side is the L-tower designed by the famous architect Daniel Libeskind (master plan for the reconstruction of the World Trade Center site in New York)
Goodenham Builing – Flatiron Building -
In 1891, the Goodenham family wanted local residents to recognize their success and the success of their distillery business, so they commissioned the family architect, David Roberts, to build them a grander office space. At a cost of $18,000, an unusual Gothic Romanesque structure was built at the intersection of Front, Wellington, and Church Streets on a triangular piece of land.
The five-story red brick building was one of the grandest of its time, with twelve-foot high ceilings, brass fittings, and the very first manually-operated Otis elevator in the city of Toronto. A walk-in vault was constructed to hold the Goodenham riches and a tunnel was dug so that those in charge could travel from the building to the bank across the street (which Goodenham purchased) without having to walk outside with large bags of cash.

Malgo’s Goodenham Building

Make: SONY
Model: NEX-6
Software: PaintShop Pro 19,00
Exposure Time: 1/400 sec
F-Stop: f/9.0
ISO Speed Ratings: 100
Focal Length: 21 mm
Date Taken: 2013-08-07 15:41
Metering Mode: Pattern
Flash: Flash did not fire, compulsory flash mode
File Size: 5713 kb

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