'Puente De Luz', $8 million pedestrian bridge, December 2012. Parade Condominiums - architects: Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates

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Puente De Luz ('Bridge of Light'), the newest Toronto pedestrian bridge opened to the public in December 2012. Designed by Chilean sculptor Francisco Gazitua (structural engineer Peter Sheffield), and is now useful crossing in the new Concord CityPlace neighbourhood. This yellow (no bricks) road will carry pedestrians as well as bicyclists. These photos are from my inaugural crossing earlier in July. The Parade condos were completed about the same time as the bridge.

The wire mesh is really ugly, ugly and I am quite sure it was not there at the design stage and was added on the insistence of city bureaucrats and lawyers. There are 2 bridges nearby, without any wire mesh. If I want to jump, I could jump from any of them! Stupid, indefensible decision to add the wire mesh.

I was wondering if the structure was a bit inspired by McDonalds Golden Arches.

Sep. 2013 TTT contest UP-STRAIGHT-DOWN. It placed in honorable 3rd place!

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Comments (165)

Filippo Bilotti on January 5, 2015

HOLA, Tomas.

Esta fotografia merece el LIKE 153, Una muy bella imagen,gran realizacion,con una arquitectura mas moderna....

Feliz Año 2015!!! No al cierre de Panoramio!!!.

Klein-Bonsels_je sui… on January 5, 2015

that zing looks amathing!
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Else from marc

Ferlancor Pano Yes on January 6, 2015

Excelente captura y composición; fantástica foto.


Cordiales saludos con mis mejores deseos para este nuevo año.


Transit_PO on January 6, 2015

A wonderful composition! L&F!

Friendly greetings!

korsyka on January 6, 2015

Super strzał!!!Świetna kompozycja!!!Like 157!!!Serdecznie pozdrawiam.

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