The 44-storey East Tower of Brookfield Office Properties Bay Adelaide Centre, designed by KPMB Architects and Adamson Associates Architects, topped off in November of 2014 and is now nearing completion as it awaits its interior fit-out.

Bay Adelaide Centre, Brookfield Properties, KPMB Architects, Adamson AssA view of the western crane being removed at Bay and Adelaide East, image by Craig White

With its east crane removed in May, the crane on the west side of the tower is now being dismantled. In the image below we get a view of a section of the crane mast being prepared for lowering to the ground, as seen from an office in the Bay Adelaide Centre West Tower. 

Removal of west crane, seen from an office at Bay Adelaide's West Tower, image by UrbanToronto Forum contributor mosko

Another part of the development which is progressing is the heritage component located on the Yonge Street frontage. The facade is made up of pieces of an 1850s building which once stood at the site's southeast corner. East and south walls have become east and north walls, while a portion of the east wall has been extended with a moulded glass-fibre reinforced concrete (GFRC) section which we have looked at in earlier articles.

Looking south on Yonge Street, image by UrbanToronto Forum contributor NBGtect

Now a portion of the hoarding has been taken down revealing large windows and decorated frames at street level. A restaurant is expected in the space.

Bay Adelaide Centre, Brookfield Properties, ERA ArchitectsA close up of the facade, image by UrbanToronto Forum contributor NBGtect

Once completed, the East Tower of the Bay Adelaide Centre will add 980,000 square feet of commercial space to Toronto's Financial core.

Bay Adelaide Centre East Tower, image courtesy of Brookfield Properties

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