Location: Mississauga, Ontario
Address: 50 Absolute Avenue
Date: August 2018
As you drive along Highway 403 in Ontario, you can't miss the Absolute World condos twisting up into the sky. The curvy design stands out and has earned them the nickname of the Marilyn Monroe towers. There are five towers in Absolute World, but the two that stand out are 50 and 56 storeys tall.
The towers are located just across the road from the popular Square One mall. The Mississauga skyline is getting more crowded each year but when the towers were completed in 2012 they really stood out. At the time of writing this they were still the tallest buildings in the city.
When you get right up close to the condos you can really admire the curves.
By the time you reach the 56th floor, the twist has rotated about 198 degrees.
Outside the front entrance are a group of horses made of curved metal. The sculptures are called Buen Amigo which means good friend.
Hazel Mcallion who turned 100 years old in 2021 was mayor of Mississauga from 1978 to 2014. She has said she was glad that the artwork in front of the condos included horses as she used to be able to see cows and horses grazing from city hall many years ago.
On the opposite side of Mississauga City Hall sits a large metal sculpture. This 3,500 pound sculpture is called Contemplating Child and looks like a stick figure child holding its head in its hands.
Could the child be trying to figure out how the designers and engineers built the Absolute Towers? In the photo above, the towers can be seen through the sculpture and in the distance.
As the sun starts to set we head on our way. The Absolute Condos give us something to enjoy and think about as building designs become more and more complex. Will we be back again to check out the towers and more artwork around Mississauga? Absolutely!
Map of Our World
Contemplating Child , Buen Amigo
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