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Bay Adelaide Centre West Tower (Brookfield, 50s, WZMH)

3Dementia

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Went by yesterday and this fella is indeed a brute... massive and built right to the sidewalk. Gonna be impactful at street level when completed.
 

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You were there for the whole night?

Geez Cal... your social life is in the crapper. BTW, if Ms. Avatar is just an employee now... I know someone very close to me who'd love to give her a call. ;-)
 

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I got more info from my friend today

- Fins are gone
- B.A will look basically like FCP but entirely glass
- One mechanical floor has been turned into office space, bringing the tower up to 51 storeys, but no increase in height.
- Construction is currently right on schedule despite delays last week. (One floor per week)
 

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The reason for the delay in the concrete corm work last week seems obvious. They may have miscalculated the timeframe/equipment/or manpower required to assemble the load bearing steel columns.
 

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^^^^^^^ hey, hey! its poking its head up above the surrounding low rise stuff.

regretable though that its losing the minor architectural details it originally had. I predict completion of this building on "boxing" day :p
 

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If the gained a office floor at the expense of mechanical I assume they converted the area for the fins into a new mechanical area.

I wonder how much of the tower is now preleased?
 

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If the fins are really going to be gone, that is a major disappointment for me. That was my favourite part of it. Why are they getting rid of them? That's cheaping out.
 

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I was just thinking about a discussion we had earlier within this thread regarding a second crane..

Is it possible that when more of the steel framework is assembled we will see a second crane attached to the exterior framework to assist in the installation of the structural steel?
 

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No. A building frame isn't engineered for that sort of use. Besides, it would have to be the third crane, the smaller second crane having been in use for some months now.
 

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Actually, you're wrong. It's a fairly common practice to create an auxillary crane by bolting a boom to the side of a column (basically using the column as a mast). Such a crane is known as a Chicago crane, or sometimes a Chicago boom. Of course it needs to be approved by an engineer first, but it's nothing out of the ordinary to see one in use.
 
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