We have been watching Tridel's Ten York progress since construction started back in 2014, covering events and milestones including the discovery of a long-buried historic wharf during excavation, and the subsequent installation of the first of the development's two tower cranes. Work on the site in Toronto's quickly growing South Core is now moving up from the base of the pit as the garage floors of the 65-storey, Wallman Architects-designed condominium tower begin to take shape.
Tridel recently updated their Facebook page for the project with these shots from way down below the Gardiner Expressway. The photos show that walls of the lowest level of the garage have gone in, and we can expect the forms for the next level to be placed soon.
A couple of the photos show ice formations on the inner walls of the pit. Groundwater seeping through rock crevices is nothing out of the ordinary for deep-level excavations, especially for one so close to the lake. Though impressive in size, the water poses no threat to the development, as Ten York's below grade levels will be surrounded by waterproof caisson walls when complete.
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