Toronto The Well | 174.03m | 46s | RioCan | Hariri Pontarini






That diagonal, oblong column to the left of the yellow crane in that last photo is really different. Interested to see how that fits in to the build (likely part of the arcade portion?).
Great context, thanks! It's been a real challenge fitting so many different parts of this to the plans - such a big build.
Another update from The Well today. First photo shows some of the internal piping sections for the Enwave Cistern. The cistern is so large, the piping is enclosed in a steel bracing structure to give it some rigidity and stability, as opposed to being just freestanding piping hanging down within the cistern.

The second and third photos show some of the crew (also visible in some of Red Mars photos above) on the north-west crane, and two more workers at ground level, slowly removing a defective cable - signs of fraying were found.



This project just may break the rebar record in construction've never see anything like it.
Without doubt, this is an impressive construction site for the city. However, in Ontario alone there have been much larger sites, such as The Darlington NGS site which had a dozen tower cranes during construction and hundreds of workers. The amount of rebar used on that site alone would be hard to compare with any city project.
Was Pickering nuclear built all at once? it's a much larger facility than Darlington.

Pickering NGS (nuclear generating station) was built in two stages, Pickering A from 1966 through to commissioning in the early 1970's, and Pickering B in the early 1980's with completion in 1986. Each stage Picker A and Pickering B contains four reactors of approximately 515 (A) and 516 (B) megawatts. Two of Pickering A's reactors are on permanent layup, pending ultimate shutdown and decommissioning of the Pickering site, planned to start in the mid 2020's.

While Darlington has larger reactors, it only has four units. Bruce is by far the largest, with eight reactors in two stages - Bruce A and Bruce B, all much larger than the Pickering reactors. Both the Darlington and Bruce sites are currently undergoing mid-life upgrades and refurbishments on a reactor by reactor basis, with the ultimate shutdown of the remaining Pickering units to take place once the Bruce and Darlington reactors are all substantially back in operation.