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    Toronto | The One | 308.6m | 85s | Mizrahi Developments | Foster + Partners

    It was raining. The ironworkers can't/won't work in the rain. Heat is fine, cold is fine, snow is fine, but rain or wind will shut down an erecting gang. Only exception might be to unload a truck or secure a site.
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    Toronto | 700 Bay Street | 95m | 32s | KingSett Capital | Quadrangle

    I'm sure I'm in a minority, but I kind of like how jauntily awkward the whole thing is. By no objective measure is it attractive, but I appreciate how the volumes are so (jarringly) incoherent. I wouldn't want a city full of this, but I prefer it to another monotone reclad.
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    Toronto | 1 Yorkville | 183.18m | 58s | Bazis | Rosario Varacalli

    Heritage portion looks great, but I hope the bottoms of those ribbon panel things running up the tower aren't being left like that. I don't know if it's just the angle of the photo, but for a design with such strong geometric lines it really looks jarring to see them misaligned like that. It's...
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    Toronto | The One | 308.6m | 85s | Mizrahi Developments | Foster + Partners

    I'm not denying that some crews are coming in early, but you're still going to see the bulk of the work being done from 7 - 3. The union contracts are written in a way that a shift premium generally needs to be paid for hours outside of a 7 - 5 window, so there's a pretty good disincentive to...
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    Toronto | The One | 308.6m | 85s | Mizrahi Developments | Foster + Partners

    7 - 3 is pretty typical. Some sites shift things a little bit if it makes deliveries and logistics easier (it's a lot easier to take big deliveries when there are fewer cars on the road), and some sites will bring in an afternoon or a night shift, but the bulk of the work will be in that 7 - 3...
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    Toronto | The One | 308.6m | 85s | Mizrahi Developments | Foster + Partners

    Baseplates are welded onto the rebar mats and columns below. Incoming steel columns have baseplates with matching bolt patterns, and the members are then bolted together. Occasionally you'll see moment (welded) connections, but bolts through a baseplate is the norm
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    Toronto | The One | 308.6m | 85s | Mizrahi Developments | Foster + Partners

    That little downleg would only take 15-20 minutes for an apprentice to remove with a torch. It's really not hard to blow out a weld. But then they might also be using that leg for something else once the temporary supports come out. I could see them being reused as an attachment point for an...
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    Toronto | Pinnacle One Yonge | 312.5m | 95s | Pinnacle | Hariri Pontarini

    You're mixing up the elevations. The panels they've put up on that elevation are indeed flat, as shown in the rendering. Some of the strips start out pointed, some of the strips start out flat, and it looks like the vertical lines transition at various points up the elevations. Even in the...
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    Toronto | The One | 308.6m | 85s | Mizrahi Developments | Foster + Partners

    I have no inside knowledge, but columns often span multiple floors. The columns down low might be single storey (on account of how large the storey is), but I'd imagine they'll be multi-storey as the building advances
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    Toronto | Waterfront Innovation Centre | 53.03m | 12s | Waterfront Toronto | Sweeny &Co

    I think that tone is what YC Condos was going for, but failed to deliver. 12 storeys of it might be a bit much, but at least it's got a different colour/texture to it than everything else down there
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    Toronto | Platform Condos (was The Greenwood) | 31m | 9s | Sierra | Kirkor Architects

    The hoarding along the Danforth is coming down now. Street level is a real disappointment, it's basically just an entire frontage of spandrel. Surprised the city allowed for that, and that that was seen as a best use of a retail frontage on the Danforth.
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    Toronto | Waterfront Innovation Centre | 53.03m | 12s | Waterfront Toronto | Sweeny &Co

    Weird. That's a really strange way to crate curtainwall (or windowwall*?) It's almost universally crated on its side so that frames can be rolled out of the crate, and it helps prevent the frames from bowing in transit. That'll be zero fun for the poor sods that have to get those frames out...
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    Toronto | Pinnacle One Yonge | 312.5m | 95s | Pinnacle | Hariri Pontarini

    On both the plans and the renderings it looks like they're going to continue a clear band of glass with an aluminium handrail around the side of the building which would line up with that transom. If they execute that detail I don't think it would look any different if it were a piece of...
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    Toronto | The Well | 174.03m | 46s | RioCan | Hariri Pontarini

    There are knockout panels to the south to allow for a connection to the future Spadina GO station. I guess a mini PATH could get started if anything else nearby wanted direct underground access to the GO station and the Well's amenities, but it would take something like a 500m tunnel to get the...
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    Toronto | 88 North (88 Queen East) | 90.52m | 27s | St Thomas Dev | IBI Group

    Queen (and Dalhousie) isn't exactly the most glamorous address, either. I mean, I lived in the neighbourhood for years and loved it, but let's not kid ourselves. And with the recent developments to the north I think I'd actually prefer to be on the Shuter side than the Queen side, but maybe...

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