Urban Toronto member VDub works as a crane operator at some of Toronto's most interesting high rise projects. He recently took these images from his cab high atop Menkes and Lifetime Development's Four Seasons Hotel and Condominium Residences project in Toronto's tony Yorkville area. 

VDub's view towards the CN Tower.

Downtown Toronto from the Four Seasons Hotel and Residences in TorontoView of downtown from the Four Seasons, image by VDub

Lifting up Rail Climbing System protective panels. These are the first angled debris shields that ULMA Construcción has used.

Yonge and Yorkville from the Four Seasons Hotel and Residences in TorontoYonge and Yorkville, image by VDub

A little closer to the building so one can better understand the actual size: the panels are about 40' tall. VDub picked them up from horizontal with the aid of a camera.

Four Season Hotel and Residences in Toronto by Menkes and architectsAllianceConstruction progress on the Four Seasons, image by VDub

Coming down into position.

Four Season Hotel and Residences in Toronto by Menkes and architectsAllianceConstruction progress on the Four Seasons, image by VDub

The view on VDub's monitor, from the camera he had mounted on the boom.

Four Season Hotel and Residences in Toronto by Menkes and architectsAlliance

This platform will be used to move material out from finished floors.

Four Season Hotel and Residences in Toronto by Menkes and architectsAlliance

View from the ground of the RCS panels in place: it took 11 hours to secure the 8 panels.

Four Season Hotel and Residences in Toronto by Menkes and architectsAllianceLooking up at the installed panels, image by VDubs

UrbanToronto member urbandreamer recently captured this telephoto shot of VDub's crane and the emerging tower from quite a distance to the west:

Four Season Hotel and Residences in Toronto by Menkes and architectsAllianceProgress on the Four Seasons Hotel and Residences, image by UrbanDreamer