Our sister site UrbanToronto.ca reports on construction progress at a 49-storey office tower designed by WilkinsonEyre.

CIBC SQUARE rising, image by Forum contributor Michael62

Asserting itself as the tallest and most prominent office tower to be built in Downtown Toronto since the early 1990s, the 49-storey first phase of Ivanhoé Cambridge and Hines’ CIBC SQUARE office complex is rising quickly across from Scotiabank Arena at Bay and Lake Shore. We've been keeping a close eye on the construction of the WilkinsonEyre-designed complex's first tower at 81 Bay Street, which is quickly rising towards a height of 237.7 metres.

With one of the lower-rise elevator banks recently having completed its forming in the concrete core, the area of the core has been reduced to roughly 3/4 of its previous footprint, with faster forming to come. The concrete core's walls surpassed the 28-storey mark last week, and forming of the core is expected to continue at a rate of approximately 1.5 levels per week.

You can find the rest of this story on UrbanToronto.

Related Companies:  Adamson Associates Architects, American Standard (part of Lixil Canada Inc.), Cushman & Wakefield, EllisDon, Hines, Isotherm Engineering Ltd., Ivanhoé Cambridge, Public Work, RJC Engineers, The Mitchell Partnership Inc., Urban Strategies Inc., Walters Group, WilkinsonEyre Architects