L Tower November 7 – 14, 2015 – updated

8 The Esplanade – L Tower Saturday, November 7 – 14, 2015.

The L Tower crane remains up in order to complete the final installation of the permanent maintenance platform. Currently we expect the crane to remain up into December.
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Alfredo Romano, president of Castlepoint Numa was quoted in the November 6 issue of the National Post in respect to the L Tower crane: 
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Alfredo Romano [explained to the Post that the] … existing derrick [the small crane on the roof] does not have the capacity to do the job it was installed to do. …

To fix the problem, the developers plan to use the massive exterior crane —  the one that snakes up the side of the building [pictured below] — to remove the derrick and replace it with a more robust one.

The new derrick will then be used to install a huge building maintenance unit on top of the tower, allowing workers to take down the main crane and complete work on the exterior.

The existing derrick should come down this month, Romano said, with the new one scheduled to go in by December. If all goes well, everything should be done on the tower next spring.

“We have the solution and it’s in progress,” he said. — http://news.nationalpost.com/toronto/1106-na-crane

  • We post construction information updates weekly on Fridays or more frequently, as information or activity warrants, to keep neighbourhood stakeholders informed, with a particular focus on the immediate St. Lawrence Market neighbourhood. 
  • We will post new information about the maintenance platform work and the eventual crane removal as it becomes available to us. 
L Tower crane will remain up into December 2015

L Tower crane will remain up into December 2015

L Tower subcontractors are working with Toronto Hydro to move forward the installation of lamp standards on the north side The Esplanade between Scott Street and Yonge Street. The work is the responsibility of Toronto Hydro but efforts are being made to move the process along to ensure adequate lighting for pedestrians on this section of street. We will post new information here as it becomes available.  

Future locations of streetlights on The Esplanade - L Tower construction staff are working with Toronto Hydro to expedite the installation of lighting.

Future locations of streetlights on The Esplanade – L Tower construction staff are working with Toronto Hydro to expedite the installation of lighting.

NOTE for L Tower Residents

We get enquires from L Tower residents about the progress of internal work in the building. While we are happy to direct these enquiries to the appropriate people, please note that the purpose of this site is to provide construction information to external neighbourhood stakeholders, particularly in the immediate St. Lawrence Market neighbourhood. 

25 The Esplanade, Backstage, L Tower in November evening late afternoon light.

25 The Esplanade, Backstage, L Tower in the evening November light.

 

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