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rbt

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What was uncalled for? The point was that the bits that make up the page you're looking at probably travelled through 151 Front at some point on their journey between UT's server and your computer, which is actually pretty damn cool.
ptbotrmpfn, this is what he's talking about.

Below is a traceroute from my laptop to urbantoronto.ca. Each line represents a piece of network equipment that was passed through. Steps 3/4/5 are the bits where the data packet went through 151 Front on it's way to NY before ending up in Provo (Urbantoronto.ca seems to live in Provo Utah).

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traceroute to urbantoronto.ca (198.1.119.67), 30 hops max, 60 byte packets
1  _gateway (10.88.111.254)  1.035 ms  1.198 ms  1.470 ms
2  64-137-144-1.beanfield.net (64.137.144.1)  4.986 ms  5.255 ms  5.553 ms
3  be201.ppe01.151FrontStW01.YYZ.beanfield.com (72.15.51.100)  5.453 ms  5.418 ms  5.231 ms
4  be203.ppe01.151FrontStW01.YYZ.beanfield.com (72.15.49.72)  5.286 ms  5.130 ms  4.989 ms
5  be200.bfr01.151FrontStW01.YYZ.beanfield.com (72.15.51.52)  16.423 ms  16.698 ms  16.629 ms
6  te0-1-0-0.bfr01.60HudsonSt01.JFK.beanfield.com (72.15.51.243)  16.923 ms  14.955 ms  15.712 ms
7  xe-0-0-10-3.a00.nycmny13.us.bb.gin.ntt.net (129.250.192.233)  15.156 ms  15.338 ms  15.552 ms
...
17  po97.prv-leaf3a.net.unifiedlayer.com (162.144.240.43)  164.705 ms  164.980 ms  165.465 ms
18  urb.urbantoronto.ca (198.1.119.67)  165.114 ms  165.299 ms  108.733 ms
 
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My dad worked at 151 Front for many years as a CNT manager. All his life he was connected to CN one way or another. My two younger brothers took care of the physical plant maintenance in that building, back in the early to mid-80s. I used to meet my brothers for lunch from time to time and had a number of unofficial tours of the building. There used to be miles of thick black cable in that place. Hopefully it's been replaced by fibre optics by now but.... well, back in the day let's just say that building was connected.
 

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Most of the site had been drilled/shored already. They brought back the drilling machine to do the south east quadrant of the site that up until now had the remnants of the old building on it.
 

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Saw the demolition of this building on an episode of Salvage Kings last night on History Channel.
They salvaged the wood beams - but had a tough time removing all the nails.


They also sold the old brass sconces from the Royal York lobby for $10,000 (for all 10, 8 complete, 2 missing glass shades)
The 3 pronged sconces are shown in this video here:
 
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