Keep in mind, that with re-bar the top parts have to stick out of the mold, so that there is something to tie the next level of re-bar to. So using the straw analogy, the re-bar is all crooked until the slip-form for the column is put over it, then the re-bar is held in it's proper place by a "lid" or jig while the concrete is poured.
I'm sure wopchop can explain it better.
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The East side of Trump is looking better and better with every floor..
July 8 NW Corner:
and yeah, i wish that the setback on the east wall (the one that ends the granite) was lower down in the tower, because the upper portion (glass) looks short lived compared to it.... I guess cause the original plan called for a taller tower, and the setback level never changed...
I can't emphasize enough how amazingly well Trump fits on the skyline. Look how perfect it is!!!
Robsimages at flickr
Robsimages at flickr
Last edited by steveve; 2011-Jul-08 at 17:06.
thanks steve if this is your photo. I love this side of toronto.. for me this is the more "gothic" like angle and makes all the buildings look Larger. also this is how id see it comming into toronto from Go train or DVP.. love it! Thanks but only looks good like this at night! day time brings out those ugly appartment buildings in the forground.
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Trump being so close to topping off for the life of me I just can't figure out how it will be 'taller' than Scotia. That 'spire' thingy will have to be VERY tall!
Yesterday, driving along the Gardiner from the east, I noticed an amazing illusion. Bay Adelaide appeared to be under construction. The top 10 or so floors were nothing but concrete. It was simply trump tower's reflection off Bay Adelaide. It looked pretty damn cool, and I wish I had a camera at that moment.
I hear Trump penthouse might have real grass on its roof....they won't cut it, only comb it over...
Looking South on Bay St.
The lighting strip should be visible from this perspective once its up.
Pic taken July 9, 2011
Last edited by Red Mars; 2011-Jul-10 at 14:37.