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. 

Bay Adelaide Centre East, courtesy of Brookfield

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.

Elevator core rising up at Bay Adelaide East, image by drum118

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.

Construction continues at Bay Adelaide East, image by drum118

A week later, this welding was caught where floor joists meet the core.

Welding a joist to the concrete core of Bay Adelaide East, image by Craig White

More recent shots show the progress since. Not only are joists there now, but the floor's lower components are now appearing.

Floor joists now support the first office floors at Bay Adelaide Centre East, image by kram74

In the next image from the webcam, taken today, the floor's subsurface can now be seen.

Webcam image of Bay Adelaide Centre East under construction, Jan 30 2014

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.

Related Companies:  Adamson Associates Architects, Brookfield Multiplex, Brookfield Property Partners, entro, Entuitive, Enwave Energy Corporation, ERA Architects, KPMB Architects, The Mitchell Partnership Inc., Trillium Architectural Products, Walters Group, WZMH Architects