Our visit to the Trump International Hotel and Tower ends today with a trip up to the 46th storey (or 47th floor) of the project, and the views, hinted at of course in our earlier articles, are pretty spectacular. The proximity of Trump to neighbouring buildings plays off the mid-distance and distant horizon views taken in with a quick turn of the head, or indeed all at once depending where one looks, for an amazing cityscape outstretched before you. Our opening shot below looks towards the northwest corner of the building, and we will rotate to the right around the tower from there.
Looking directly north we get Trump's closest neighbour, the west and first tower of the Bay Adelaide Centre. City Hall figures in the lower left corner.
Looking up we see KPMG's 51st floor sign which shines rather brightly at night. Once residents move into Trump we expect the City will force the sign to be turned off at night, and possibly be removed altogether.
Looking east from this spot we can see a loading platform extending from the 46th storey, ready to receive any materials the crane may lift.
From the northwest corner we get a series of views, looking up again, with the Trump crane and weather wall caught in reflection, with a close-up of the same following.
Looking down from this same spot we see the second setback many floors below. Arnell Plaza at the Bay Adelaide Centre can be seen at right.
The view from the east side. The Beach, and the Upper Beach, and the North Upper Beach, or whatever you call it, is leafy green in the distance.
On the southeast corner, the Bay Adelaide Centre reflects the CN Tower and closer buildings.
Cranes for Waterlink at Pier 27 can be seen between Scotia Plaza and the Bay Wellington Tower at Brookfield Place.
The south view, with a jumble of skyscrapers and parks and lake, is pretty amazing.
We zero in on Bay Street below, where bankers look like ants.
Harbourfront can be viewed between golden Royal Bank Plaza and the more distant Maple Leaf Square.
The renovations at First Canadian Place are prominent to the southwest.
Looking up for a more focused view.
The west stretches on forever.
Zooming in, construction at the Shangri-La is prominent, while you have to hunt a little more for Cinema Tower's crane.
Finally, we back out for fuller view.
So, that's it for this visit to the Trump. We hope to bring you back in for an update in a couple of months! Remember you can always click on our images for larger versions. Links below the story will take you to our render-ful dataBase pages for the projects mentioned in this article, and links are also provided to UrbanToronto's forum threads where you can join in the discussion on these buildings, and feel free to leave comments here too.