It has been a few months since we checked in on the progress of First Gulf's Globe and Mail Centre. When we last visited the site of the 17-storey, Diamond Schmitt Architects-designed office building, the project's two tower cranes had just been raised at the bottom of the excavation, priming the site for the construction of the over 500,000 square foot office building. 

Globe and Mail Centre, Diamond Schmitt Architects, First Gulf, TorontoGlobe and Mail Centre construction site viewed from King Street, image by Jack Landau

In the time since, concrete and steel have been placed for the building's foundations, and work is now well under way on the first of the project's below-grade levels. In the images below, shot from the south side of the site along Front Street, we can see that crews are making progress on the first below-grade level, with floor forms already being put into place for the second below-grade level in spots where the concrete has already cured.

Globe and Mail Centre, Diamond Schmitt Architects, First Gulf, TorontoLooking down into the Globe and Mail Centre pit, image by Forum contributor Razz

Once construction work is complete, currently slated for 2016, the office building will serve as the new home of The Globe and Mail newspaper. This location will put the newspaper's offices in close proximity to their colleagues at The Toronto Sun, currently located right next door at 333 King Street East.

Globe and Mail Centre, Diamond Schmitt Architects, First Gulf, TorontoLooking down into the Globe and Mail Centre pit, image by Forum contributor Razz

For additional information and renderings, check out the project's dataBase file, linked below. Want to get involved in the discussion? Check out the Forum thread, or leave a comment in the space provided at the bottom of this page.