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Zip at Battery Park

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Monarch Corporation

Graziani + Corazza Architects Inc.

Nak Group of Companies

Monarch Corporation


Located in Liberty Village, Zip is the second of the three-phased project, Battery Park. The building is comprised of a 24 storey tower resting on a 6 storey podium. The podium is composed of a framework of masonry + glass that houses a mix of retail, recreation + residential components. The materials used are similar to the first phase, Battery Park, in order to provide a continuous visual and aesthetic continuation between the projects. Along the South face, the retail component of the first phase is severed to provide a sense of permeability to the podium. This void provides a pedestrian link to the landscaped courtyard internal to the development. This courtyard also serves as an extension of the recreational component located at the ground floor. Above the opening at grade, the developments are physically linked with a 2 storey pedestrian bridge. This transparent element allows for the programmatic functions of the development to take place while providing visual links from the internal courtyard to the surrounding green spaces. The tower component is set back from the podium and rises to 24 storeys in height. Glass is used to accentuate the sense of lightness to the tower and a grid work of balconies project from this glass box. Additional elements of metal panel vertically link the tower to both the podium + mechanical roof. The tower is comprised of a linear and shallow floor plate that houses a unit mix of wide shallow unit plans. This floor plate allows for a more expansive use of glass in the suites and results in a slender tower mass.


Nothing to say but ugly!!

I agree with you nomada. Since disasters are coming into into our country, I am worried that the movie 2012 will be real. Let us just pray and stay positive to God. The Cumberland River flooding has caused damage to not only buildings and structures. The Opryland Resort, right next to the Grand Ole Opry, has flooded as well. The Opryland Hotel flooding has put lots of people underemployed without any idea when things will be back to smooth operations. The devastation the local economy is experiencing speaks volumes in comparison to a river flooding. The Grand Ole Opry and the Opryland Resort are huge tourist attractions for Nashville, and with no tourist earnings there is no telling precisely how bad the region is actually going to suffer. I hope that all turns out well for the citizens in the flooding areas.

Ooh Toronto, so safe and bland.

My girlfriend lives here. The place is already starting to look a bit ratty around the edges. She's planning on flipping her condo and moving somewhere nicer in a couple of years. I get the sense most people in this building are of the same mind.

The building wasn't ugly enough, so they stuck on a cornice. -100 points.

Why are residential towers so boring? At least the commercial buildings show either some level of design, sometimes good, sometimes awful!


That is what this building offers the senses.

Slabby and hate the podium.

Can we please stop building these phalluses?

I hated it without even having to open up the photos. Please remind us from time to time what city we're looking at; could be anywhere.

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