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The One 
1 Bloor West, Toronto
Developer: Mizrahi Developments
Website: onebloorwest.com

The One | 306m | 85s | Mizrahi Developments | Foster + Partners | Page 295

Discussion in 'Buildings' started by urbandreamer, Nov 16, 2011.

  1. androiduk

    androiduk Senior Member

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    Isn't this going to be a real pain to work around once they start excavating? Is it not more practical to tear it down and rebuild it later on?
     

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    Of course, seems like there is still some politics surrounding that bldg.
     
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    Does it though?
     
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    There aren't any politics that are holding up its demolition. They are likely just leaving the shoring at that area until the end.

    They have 4 massive supercolumn caissons to drill.

    The shoring that they have to do here is quite complicated.
     
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    I was wondering about that. Being a layperson, I don't always know what I am looking at, and can't always tell the difference between complicated and simple shoring (or other construction activities for that matter.) What makes this build so much more complicated? Deeper pit? More extensive support needed for some reason?
     
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    Talked to a guy on site today and he said they're not going to dismantle the heritage building, just work around it.
     
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    interchange42 Administrator Staff Member

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    It's an entirely different structure from what's typically built in this city (or most cities), and this will be the tallest building in the country - with no central column going through the "fruit" store at ground level - so everything has to be held up around the perimeter. Essentially there's nothing ordinary about this build.

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    I hope this fruit store sells apples. ; )
     
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    nah. pretty sure they said it's gonna be a specially berry store. mostly of the black variety. XD
     
  10. AlvinofDiaspar

    AlvinofDiaspar Moderator

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    This is drawn from the Architectural Plans from the Dev App site - not the most up to date but the P4 shows you the location of the megacolumns and what kind of foundation for them we are looking at (circled in red)

    80172948-982D-41A4-9E7B-D3EAA789AB79.

    The caissons will probably align with the footprint indicated. I wonder if they will build the basement floors from top to bottom.

    AoD
     
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    The existing building will be re-enforced and a portion of it will be demolished.
     
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    It's interesting that they won't excavate a significant portion of the site (North-East corner)
     
  13. AlvinofDiaspar

    AlvinofDiaspar Moderator

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    Only the case for underground level 4 according to these old plans.

    AoD
     
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    thanks! and welcome to the club.
     
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    Perhaps a rock that is too close to something else to bother excavating?
     

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