RDHA designs a polished aluminum facade for Scott Street Generator in Toronto

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Toronto-based studio RDHA has designed a new emergency generator tower for Metrolinx, the agency responsible for public transit in Toronto. The generator will be put to use in emergency situations, to power Toronto’s Union Station. RDHA’s generator was built adjacent to a defunct signal tower built in 1930 to service the Canadian Pacific Railroad. The historic structure by John Wilson Orrock is notable for its Italianate details; the new generator building takes subtle cues from its neighbor.

Datum lines were drawn from each floor of the historic signal tower to organize the composition of the

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