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A Monday Rising Surprise!

Looking out the window while doing the dishes and to my surprise, the first southerly section of the interior core is rising. All the rebar and inserts have been set and will be ready for a pour sometime this week.

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While shooting the site today, I noticed it was at grade for 3/4 of it and this tower is going to be Structural Steel framing. Since this is a climbing core by itself and can see anchors in the concrete deck, it has to be a steel building. It's odd seeing steel framing when most are concrete these day like 16 York St, One York and so on. The 2 BA towers were steel, with some steel in the EY building. Even 88 Atlanta 5 story building is steel framing.

A good chunk of the ramp to Yonge St is built.

The steel for the park looks like it has gone as far as it can until the 2nd tower is built. The steel stops about track 4 number the old way or track 6 the new way.

By the end of Aug, everything should be fully at grade.

Have lots of photos, but now up to over 2,000 in the back log. Shot a hell a lot more photos today than I plan on doing
 

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80 Atlantic is heavy timber framing - not steel.
 

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Ok, this thing is flying up. Every time I walk by, it seems to be further up than it was a few days earlier. When is it expected to be complete? This Fall? :D
 

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While shooting the site today, I noticed it was at grade for 3/4 of it and this tower is going to be Structural Steel framing. Since this is a climbing core by itself and can see anchors in the concrete deck, it has to be a steel building. It's odd seeing steel framing when most are concrete these day like 16 York St, One York and so on. The 2 BA towers were steel, with some steel in the EY building. Even 88 Atlanta 5 story building is steel framing.
It's clear that the lobby/podium is going to be structural steel (the anchor plates for the columns are visible), but is it not still possible that they throw down a transfer slab and switch to reinforced concrete for the tower section? We've seen that kind of construction before in Toronto (one example is the condo at Dundas/University, and I believe the new Four Season also has concrete over a steel podium in some areas).

It makes a lot of sense for the lower levels to be steel (especially with the bridge connection for the park, and the high overhead clearances for the bus bays), and I'd like to see more steel go up in Toronto, but I could've sworn someone told me this was going to be another concrete tower.
 

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80 Atlantic is heavy timber framing - not steel.
Thanks.

From the look of it, one would think steel and haven't follow this thread closely these days, let alone others. They were installing steel yesterday when I was there on the south side.
 

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It's clear that the lobby/podium is going to be structural steel (the anchor plates for the columns are visible), but is it not still possible that they throw down a transfer slab and switch to reinforced concrete for the tower section? We've seen that kind of construction before in Toronto (one example is the condo at Dundas/University, and I believe the new Four Season also has concrete over a steel podium in some areas).

It makes a lot of sense for the lower levels to be steel (especially with the bridge connection for the park, and the high overhead clearances for the bus bays), and I'd like to see more steel go up in Toronto, but I could've sworn someone told me this was going to be another concrete tower.
Its very possible it could be concrete with a transfer floor like 488 University. Time will tell, but moving very fast.

If I could get my hands on a set of drawings, would know in a matter of minutes how it will be built.

Not many steel fabricators around that could do this tower as a joint venture with 1 or 2 other firms since no one in Canada could handle it by themselves due to the tonnages.
 

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