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CIBC SQUARE 
45 Bay Street, Toronto
Developer: Hines, Ivanhoé Cambridge


CIBC SQUARE | 241m | 50s | Hines | WilkinsonEyre

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Sunny Friday

Westside Story:
It's hard for me to get a clear shot of the concrete pump on top of the core any more but from the familiar sound, they were clearly pumping concrete this morning. We should get a lift soon.

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The lower section of the core presents two new floors of post and beams with some metal decking being installed. The white tarpaulin has enclosed one complete level and the level above has been wrapped part way in orange plastic, (the type they use when they are curing the concrete) You may notice the floors above the tarpaulined floor are especially clean (someone vacuumed) and they are void of any equipment.

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Eastside Story:
Lots of action this week as work continues on the level 03 floor, and the ramps up and down to the bus depot towards the east

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A closer look at the central section near the core shows that the beams they were working on last week are part of a bigger construction including
post-tensioned concrete beams. That explains how they will be able to have so much open space on the level 02 bus terminal floor

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Close up of post-tensioned beam work

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A closer look at the eastern wall shows progress along 18 Yonge St., the closing in of the northeast corner of the building foundation and continued work on the train crash wall. Just a silly note; I'm very impressed with my technical expertise while describing this building, when in fact I'm really just making it up as I go along :p

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I don't know anything about the system, but I can tell you that pretty the vast majority of the third floor space over the bus terminal is given over to mechanical FVAC space. Air intake grills at at the fourth level are mostly placed up against 18 Yonge, will exhaust grills will be located in the southwest and northeast corners of the podium.

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Feels like kind of a waste. If this bus terminal had been built in 10 years from now, all those buses would be electric.
 

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Great. It wasn't.

There's now potentially future-redundent space for new things. Better to build bigger and shrink back than to undersize and regret it forever.
 

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BOOM!

With the brilliant sunshine lighting the south face of the core, I noticed a whole row of 'clips' along the floor edge just above the floor that has the orange plastic half wall. There is one riser connecting two clips between the orange plastic and the floor above, additional mounts two floors above and some mounts that are mostly hidden by the plastic half wall.

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A closer look

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And a final surprise.... could that be curtain window glass?

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BOOM!

With the brilliant sunshine lighting the south face of the core, I noticed a whole row of 'clips' along the floor edge just above the floor that has the orange plastic half wall. There is one riser connecting two clips between the orange plastic and the floor above, additional mounts two floors above and some mounts that are mostly hidden by the plastic half wall.

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And a final surprise.... could that be curtain window glass?

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If you look closely, those clips are at the same height as the rusty bits of steel connecting them. I'd say they are forming the edge of where the concrete floors will get poured on the metal decking, so leaving little notches for the curtain wall brackets at the perimeter to fit in afterwards - fixing directly to the main steel structure by the looks of it. As they still have to pour the concrete, before then installing the attachment brackets, I'd say glass is still about a month away at least... and that doesn't look like glass being stored to me, more like metal sheet.
 

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More up on site













There is another walkway to be built on the north side when the 2nd tower is built.



 

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Good sign that we'll start seeing some curtain wall relatively soon if we have clips and they're pouring the floors!
 

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