York Street was closed over the weekend between Bremner Boulevard and Front Street to allow for the installation of a new PATH network bridge spanning from Telus House to the new PricewaterhouseCoopers Tower at the Southcore Financial Centre, presently under construction. UrbanToronto member Atlantis and editor Craig White were there to capture images of the work on Saturday and Sunday respectively.
PATH is the world's largest system of climate protected walkways, ranging from the Toronto Coach Terminal in the north, through the lower levels of dozens of office towers, hotels, transport facilities, and a major shopping centre. Downtown condos are now included in the mix as well. While the great majority of the system is underground, some portions west and south of Union Station are above ground. This new link from Telus House to the Southcore Financial Centre is above ground so that it can ultimately be joined to the track-spanning Skywalk at its west end.
Southcore Financial Center's first component, the 26-storey KPMB Architects-designed PricewaterhouseCoopers Tower at 18 York Street is set to open in the third quarter of 2011. Renderings of the complex do not centre on the new bridge, but it does show up in the lower right corner of a few of them. Here are some detail crops from those renderings.
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