To the west of Yonge Street between Adelaide and Temperance Streets is the partially complete Bay Adelaide Centre. The second phase of three, the East Tower, is bringing more density to this underused block in Toronto's Financial District by adding new office space. The minimalist Modernist tower is designed by KPMB Architects and Adamson Associates Architects, and will rise up 44-stories to 643ft tall, shorter than but complimenting the 51-storey WZMH Architects-designed first phase with its similarly stripped-down design.
Last month we reported on the steel construction method of this tower. Most developments in Toronto are built using reinforced concrete for the whole structure. Here at Bay Adelaide East, a concrete center core anchors steel beams which extending upwards and outwards to create the frames for each floor.
Thanks to UrbanToronto contributing photographers and Brookfield Multiplex's webcam of the project site, we have images of recent progress. As seen above from two weeks ago, you can see steel posts being erected around the concrete elevator and stairwell core. Below beams, extend from the core to the posts.
A week later, this welding was caught where floor joists meet the core.
More recent shots show the progress since. Not only are joists there now, but the floor's lower components are now appearing.
In the next image from the webcam, taken today, the floor's subsurface can now be seen.
How long until there's carpeting? Brookfield Office Properties has targeted completion for 2016, with Deloitte's Toronto offices consolidating here and taking about a third of the tower's 980,000 square feet of space.
To keep up on Bay Adelaide Centre East, check out our Projects & Construction thread. You'll find more renderings and information in our dataBase file, linked below. You're always welcome to leave your comments in the space provided on this page.