X2, the second phase of the X Condominiums development at Jarvis and Charles streets in Downtown Toronto is well underway as excavation has cleared the site down to the first level below grade. The 49-storey tower by Lifetime Developments and Great Gulf Homes follows closely on the heels of the very successful 44-floor first phase directly across Charles Street to the north. Let's take a look at the progress.

X2 excavation site looking west from Jarvis and Charles streets, image courtesy of Lifetime Developments

First level of excavation progressing at X2, image courtesy of Lifetime Developments

A mobile crane helps assemble equipment at X2, image courtesy of Lifetime Development

Looking east toward Jarvis Street across the X2 excavation site, image courtesy of Lifetime Developments

Walers are used to brace the corner of the excavation at X2, image courtesy of Lifetime Developments

Tiebacks are being drilled into the ground at the X2 excavation, image courtesy of Lifetime Developments

Close up look at tieback drilling at the X2 excavation, image courtesy of Lifetime Developments

Feeding the stress cables into a tieback hole at the X2 excavation, image courtesy of Lifetime Developments

There is much, much more to be done before the construction site above looks like the finished building, rendered here below. The modernist X2 Condominiums, with a 49-storey tower and an 8-storey podium, is designed by Wallman Architects as a residential homage to Mies van der Rohe's Toronto Dominion Centre.

Street level at X2 Condos, from Jarvis and Charles in Toronto, image courtesy of Lifetime Developments and Great Gulf Homes

If you are looking for more information on X2, it can be found in UrbanToronto's database listing for the project below. Links can also be found there to the discussions of X2 taking place in UrbanToronto's lively forums.

Related Companies:  Baker Real Estate Inc., Cecconi Simone, Great Gulf, Isotherm Engineering Ltd., Janet Rosenberg + Studio, Ketchum, Lifetime Developments, TUCKER HIRISE Construction, Wallman Architects