Toronto PJ Condos | 156.96m | 48s | Pinnacle | Hariri Pontarini

Got a shot of them doing some heavy lifting. Not sure what to call that piece, but I'm sure someone understands and appreciates what they're doing here!

That's a fly-form, in the process of being "flown". With the concrete cured on the floor below, it was removed and is just being hoisted into the same position one floor higher.

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Minus a few blips here and there, HP has been pretty consistent with quality designs. The slight angled cantilever on this one is so subtle but so effective. I imagine the building would take on a much less dynamic form without it.
 
Passing by last evening....north to south. Quite the impression 48 storeys of this will make.

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An interesting angled brick piece to be mounted...

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With the brick and arches, it feels like we're transitioning from 1960s International Style throwbacks (glass towers) to a sort of 1970s "roots" Modernism that's more historically aware and featuring more organic elements like brown, orange, and red brick.
That means it’s 1975 again. Pomo is just around the corner.
 
I find the strong edges between segments in the precast brick panels jarring. It makes the building feel like it has poorly disguised brick wallpaper. Anyone have a feel for hard/expensive it would it be to make the panels interlocking, or to finish off the edges and joints with some real mortar or masonry?
 
I find the strong edges between segments in the precast brick panels jarring. It makes the building feel like it has poorly disguised brick wallpaper. Anyone have a feel for hard/expensive it would it be to make the panels interlocking, or to finish off the edges and joints with some real mortar or masonry?
I imagine those will be sealed, I seem to recall King and Portland had the same sort of gaps when they first were installed.
 

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