Another major office tower will soon grace the skyline of Toronto's densely clustered Financial District, as a tower crane is now in place at the site of Oxford PropertiesEY Tower at 100 Adelaide West. Designed by Kohn Pedersen Fox AssociatesWZMH ArchitectsStephenson Engineering, and heritage consultant Goldsmith Borgal and Company Architects, the 40-storey, 900,000 square-foot office building is being constructed as the next phase of the 2.4 million square foot Richmond-Adelaide Centre complex. 

EY Tower, 100 Adelaide West, Oxford Properties, Kohn Pedersen Fox, TorontoCrane now in place at the site of Oxford's EY Tower, image by Jack Landau

EY Tower is being built on the site of the former Concourse Building, a 16-storey Art Deco structure which was recently taken down to make way for the project. The south and east façades of the heritage structure have been carefully dismantled and will be reincorporated into the façade of the new office tower.

EY Tower, 100 Adelaide West, Oxford Properties, Kohn Pedersen Fox, TorontoLooking north across the EY Tower site, image by Jack Landau

The site is notable for the temporary bridge which extends over the excavation pit. Rarely needed at construction projects, the bridge connects the complex's existing loading docks to the west with Sheppard Street to the east while allowing excavation and construction to proceed below.

EY Tower, 100 Adelaide West, Oxford Properties, Kohn Pedersen Fox, TorontoLooking south across the EY Tower site, with temporary bridge visible in the centre, image by Jack Landau

The bridge will be dismantled once a new permanent ramp is built adjacent to it as part of the new tower.

EY Tower, 100 Adelaide West, Oxford Properties, Kohn Pedersen Fox, TorontoExcavation proceeding below the temporary bridge, image by Jack Landau

When complete, the EY Tower will be seek LEED Platinum status, with building efficiency features including on-demand fresh air, daylight and motion sensors, state-of-the-art lighting controls, bicycle storage, change rooms, showers and electric car parking. Completion of the project is currently slated for the Summer of 2017.

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