Mississauga's Absolute World Towers, dubbed the Marilyn Monroe towers by local residents, were completed in 2012 and put the city on the world map. While 99% of the attention has focused on the skyhigh torsion-form towers, work on the incomplete and comparatively plain rectilinear podium portion of the project had been at a standstill… until very recently. As reported by UrbanToronto forum member Marko, developers Cityzen and Fernbrook Homes are back on the construction site, and here's the proof. 

Construction crews at Absolute World podium, image by UT Forum member Marko

Ongoing podium work at the junction of Hurontario Street and Burnhamthorpe Road has kept crews busy this past week. Zoom booms (variable reach forklifts), like the one pictured above, have been on site and crews have been attaching hardware to the roof and balcony exteriors - instaling U-shaped brackets and fittings of varying sizes that will receive frame-like decorative elements.

Close-up shot of Absolute World podium, image by UT Forum member Marko

Below is a rendering of the podium as it was originally intended. A pattern of offset metal 'frames' wrap the building and extend to grade. We look forward to seeing these erected.

Absolute World podium, image courtesy of Cityzen

Meanwhile, inside the complex, the lobby's marble and glass interior finishes are complete, with artwork in place and the 24hr concierges are at his post. Retail operations should soon being occupying the ground level dedicated spaces.

For additional information including building facts, renderings and floorplans, please visit our dataBase listing, linked below. Want to get involved in the discussion? Check out one of the related forum threads, or voice your opinion in the comments section provided below. 

Related Companies:  Burka Architects, Cityzen Development Group, Dominus Construction Group, ESQAPE Design, Fernbrook Homes, MAD architects, NAK Design Group, Quest Window Systems