Construction is rapidly progressing at the site of Great Gulf Homes' landmark One Bloor East development at Yonge and Bloor. When we last checked in on the 75-storey, Hariri Pontarini-designed condominium tower back in February, the tower had reached a height of 46 storeys. Since then, the tower has risen another 9 levels, and there are now 20 floors left plus the mechanical penthouse to pour before the tower tops off at its final height of 75 storeys.

One Bloor East, Great Gulf Homes, Hariri Pontarini, TorontoOne Bloor East viewed from the south on Yonge Street, image by UrbanToronto Forum contributor AlvinOfDiaspar

The building's main curtain wall cladding has been installed at an impressive rate, currently sitting about a dozen floors below the tower's current top. Installation of balcony glazing has progressed to cover almost all of the podium's balcony space, and installation of balcony glass panels has now commenced on the tower portion as well. At street-level, the first panels of "spider clamp" curtain wall glazing have been installed over the future second floor retail spaces fronting onto Yonge Street. The window panels are supported by pinned glass mullions.

One Bloor East, Great Gulf Homes, Hariri Pontarini, TorontoFirst panels of glazing on the podium's Yonge frontage, image by UrbanToronto Forum contributor AlvinOfDiaspar

An aerial view of the podium, captured by UrbanToronto Forum contributor Benito from his perch atop the Uptown Residences to the west, highlights recent progress on the podium-top terrace area, part of One Bloor's amenity level on the 7th floor of the building. Since the podium-top amenity area and the terraces on the west side act as roofs for the levels below, a pink-hued insulation and waterproofing material has been installed to protect the spaces underneath.

One Bloor East, Great Gulf Homes, Hariri Pontarini, TorontoView of One Bloor's podium from above, image by UrbanToronto Forum contributor Benito

From the previous two images another step forward can be seen: the curb-side northbound lane of Yonge has reopened as builder Tucker Hi-Rise no longer needs as much space at ground level and has been able to move the construction hoarding back onto the sidewalk.

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