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.
Lifting up Rail Climbing System protective panels. These are the first angled debris shields that ULMA Construcción has used.
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.
Coming down into position.
The view on VDub's monitor, from the camera he had mounted on the boom.
This platform will be used to move material out from finished floors.
View from the ground of the RCS panels in place: it took 11 hours to secure the 8 panels.
UrbanToronto member urbandreamer recently captured this telephoto shot of VDub's crane and the emerging tower from quite a distance to the west: