L Tower update July 1

L Tower construction information 8 The Esplanade – L Tower July 1

Work on the L Tower’s east side is proceeding as windows are being installed where the former crane support struts connected to the building.

Work on the northwest plaza continues to proceed. Designed by Claude Cormier and Associates and featuring a major new public art installation by Harley Valentine, it will be a signature gateway to the neighbourhood when it opens later this year.

Ongoing clean up at street level will continue in preparation for sidewalk work over summer.  Check back here at ltowerconstructioninfo.com for regular updates. 

L Tower adding glazing where the tower crane struts formerly attached to the east side of the tower

L Tower adding glazing where the tower crane struts formerly attached to the east side of the tower

Work on the northwest plaza at the Sony Centre continues to proceedWork on the northwest plaza at the Sony Centre continues to proceed

Sidewalk area that will be improved over the summer months

Sidewalk area that will be improved over the summer months

L Tower update June 18 – 28

L Tower construction information 8 The Esplanade – L Tower –  June 18 – 28

Work on the L tower is now focussed on completing installation the permanent maintenance platform at the top of the tower and installing glazing where the support struts for the crane connected to the east side of the tower. As well there will be ongoing clean up at street level in preparation for streetscaping work to begin later this summer.  Check back here at ltowerconstructioninfo.com for regular updates. 

Work contiunes to install the permanent maintence platform at the top of the L Tower

Work continues to install the permanent maintenance platform at the top of the L Tower

  •  Windows will be installed in the areas where the strut supports for the crane had been attached to the building. 
  • Sidewalk work will follow once all exterior tower work is completed.
  • The maintenance platform on the top floor will be completed in the coming weeks.
  • The NW plaza at the Sony Centre will continue to worked on and is set to open later this year. 
Surfacing underlay at the Sony Centre NW plaza

Surfacing underlay at the Sony Centre NW plaza

The final window areas on the east side of the tower that are waiting to be finished with glazing.

The final window areas on the east side of the tower that are waiting to be finished with glazing.

L Tower update June 11 – 17

L Tower construction information 8 The Esplanade – L Tower –  June 11 – 17

Work on the L tower is now focussed on installing windows where the support struts for the crane connected to the tower and at street level; as well as cleaning up the street level in preparation for streetscaping work to begin.  Check back here at ltowerconstructioninfo.com for regular updates. 

L Tower monochrome

L Tower monochrome

  • Windows will be installed in the areas where the strut supports for the crane had been attached to the building. 
  • Sidewalk work will follow once all exterior tower work is completed.
  • The maintenance platform on the top floor will be completed in the coming weeks.
  • The NW plaza at the Sony Centre will continue to worked on and is set to open later this year. 
St. Lawrence Market Neighbourhood seen from the L Tower

St. Lawrence Market Neighbourhood seen from the L Tower

L Tower update June 1 – 10

L Tower construction information 8 The Esplanade – L Tower –  June 1 – 10

Since the L tower crane was successfully removed on May 18th work continues to prepare for the in the final phases of remaining exterior work, including window glazing where the support struts for the crane connected to the tower and at street level. Check back here at ltowerconstructioninfo.com for regular updates. 

L Tower southwest corner looking west to the Financial District

L Tower southwest corner looking west to the Financial District

L Tower May 27, 2016

L Tower May 27, 2016

  • Windows will be installed in the areas where the strut supports for the crane had been attached to the building. 
  • Sidewalk work will follow once all exterior tower work is completed.
  • The maintenance platform on the top floor will be completed in the coming weeks.
  • The NW plaza at the Sony Centre will continue to worked on and is set to open later this year. 
L Tower sans crane

L Tower sans crane

L Tower at grade, where future sidewalk work will occur now that the crane has been removed, May 27 2016

L Tower at grade, where future sidewalk work will occur now that the crane has been removed, May 27 2016

 

L Tower update May 21 – 31

L Tower construction information 8 The Esplanade – L Tower – May 21 – 31

The L tower crane was successfully removed on May 18th. This effort required many hors of skilled and challenging work to accomplish by the dedicated construction team. The final phases of remaining exterior work will now be the focus of work at the L Tower. We will post a new update on June 1. 

L Tower May 27, 2016

L Tower May 27, 2016

The L Tower from Yonge Street after the crane removal

The L Tower from Yonge Street after the crane removal, May 19, 2016.

  • Windows will be installed in the areas where the strut supports for the crane had been attached to the building. 
  • Sidewalk work will follow once all exterior work is completed.
  • The maintenance platform on the top floor will be completed in the coming weeks.
  • The NW plaza at the Sony Centre will continue to worked on and is set to open later this year. 

 

L Tower at grade, where future sidewalk work will occur now that the crane has been removed, May 27 2016

L Tower at grade, where future sidewalk work will occur now that the crane has been removed, May 27 2016

With the L Tower crane removed, remaining exterior work includes completing windows where the struts were attached and finsihing the sidewalk areas once that work is done.

With the L Tower crane removed, remaining exterior work includes completing windows where the struts were attached and finishing the sidewalk areas once that work is done, May 19, 2016.

 

UPDATE May 17 L Tower crane removal & road closure May 17 -18

L Tower construction information 8 The Esplanade – L Tower
Update May 17, 2016

The vehicular Road Closure continues Wednesday, May 18 2016 for the eastbound lane on The Esplanade from Yonge Street to Scott Street. A possible extension to Thursday May 19 may occur if required. We will have an update tomorrow on the 18th. 

Work is progressing on taking down the L Tower crane with the job and cab components coming down this afternoon. 

As work continues tomorrow, May 18: 

  • Pedestrian access will remain open to Yonge Street on the south side of The Esplanade. 
  • There may be short term disruptions to pedestrian flow as active crane work occurs. 
  • The City of Toronto has issued a road closure
    permit for this work.

A mobile crane is required to remove the remaining sections of the tower crane. The vehicular road closure is required to permit the mobile crane to be delivered, installed and removed.

The Esplanade May 2016 Road Closure Map

Work this morning and midday on The Esplanade: 

Looking west to the L Tower with a mobile crane in position to remove the L Tower's crane

Looking west to the L Tower with a mobile crane in position to remove the L Tower’s crane.

Dismantling the final sections of the tower crane at L Tower

Preparing to dismantle the final sections of the tower crane at L Tower.

UPDATE L Tower crane removal & road closure May 17 -18

L Tower construction information 8 The Esplanade – L Tower
Update May 16, 2016

Vehicular Road Closure RESCHEDULED  Tuesday May 17 & Wednesday, May 18 2016 on The Esplanade from Yonge Street to Scott Street, with a possible extension to Thursday May 19 if required. 

The mobile crane company had an emergency today and were not able to deliver the crane to the site. Work will now commence on Tuesday, May 17. Please check back for updates. 

Crane strucutre remaining May 16

Crane structure remaining May 16, 2016

The Esplanade will be closed to vehicles from Yonge Street to Scott Street between 7 AM and 7 PM as needed on May 17 & 18 with a possible extension to Thursday May 19 if required.

  • Pedestrian access will remain open to Yonge Street on the south side of The Esplanade. 
  • There may be short term disruptions to pedestrian flow as active crane work occurs. 
  • The City of Toronto has issued a road closure
    permit for this work.

A mobile crane is required to remove the remaining sections of the tower crane. The vehicular road closure is required to permit the mobile crane to be delivered, installed and removed.

The Esplanade May 2016 Road Closure Map

L Tower Crane Removal – click on the link to download a copy of the notice: The Esplanade May 16-18 2016 Road Closure Notice

L Tower from Yonge and Melinda May 16, 2016

L Tower from Yonge and Melinda May 16, 2016

L Tower crane removal & road closure May 16 -18

L Tower construction information 8 The Esplanade – L Tower  Update May 13, 2016

Vehicular Road Closure Monday May 16, Tuesday May 17 & Wednesday, May 18 2016 on The Esplanade from Yonge Street to Scott Street.

L Tower Crane Removal – click on the link to download a copy of the notice: The Esplanade May 16-18 2016 Road Closure Notice

The Esplanade May 2016 Road Closure Map

The Esplanade will be closed to vehicles from Yonge Street to Scott Street between 7 AM and 7 PM as needed.

  • Pedestrian access will remain open to Yonge Street on the south side of The Esplanade. 
  • There may be short term disruptions to pedestrian flow as active crane work occurs. 
  • The City of Toronto has issued a road closure
    permit for this work.

A mobile crane is required to remove the remaining sections of the tower crane. The vehicular road closure is required to permit the mobile crane to be delivered, installed and removed.

Please check back for updates. 

 

Looking up at the last section of the tower crane at L Tower, May 13, 2016

Looking up at the last section of the tower crane at L Tower, May 13, 2016

Tower crane elements waiting to be moved away.

Tower crane elements waiting to be moved away.

L Tower crane down to its final support strut, May 13, 2016

L Tower crane down to its final support strut, May 13, 2016

L Tower crane removal update May 6 2016

L Tower construction information 8 The Esplanade – L Tower  Update May 6, 2016

The tower crane is coming down in sections this week. This work will continue through the week. The Esplanade remains open to eastbound traffic there may be temporary interruptions to vehicular traffic for safety reasons when crane sections are lowered to the curb. Pedestrian access to Yonge Street is unaffected, however when sections are being lowered to the sidewalk, pedestrians may be directed to walk on the south side of the street. 

When the crane removal reaches the 17th floor, a mobile crane will be required to take the remaining sections down.

To permit the mobile crane to be delivered, installed and removed, a vehicular road closure from Scott Street to Yonge Street along The Esplanade will take place from May 16th through May 18th. 

We will post more specific details of the road closure next week.

Please check back for updates. 

L Tower crane part way down May 6, 2016

L Tower crane part way down May 6, 2016

Crane section temporarily stored prior to removal

Crane section temporarily stored prior to removal

The Esplanade with lowered crane section

The Esplanade with lowered crane section 

L Tower crane removal update May 2 2016

L Tower construction information 8 The Esplanade – L Tower  Update May 2.

The tower crane is coming down in sections this week. This work will continue through the week. The Esplanade remains open to eastbound traffic with only minor temporary interruptions for safety reasons. Pedestrian access to Yonge Street is unaffected, however when sections are being lowered to the sidewalk, pedestrians are directed to walk on the south side of the street. 

When the crane removal reaches the 17th floor, a mobile crane will be required to take the remaining sections down. To permit the mobile crane to be delivered, installed and removed, a vehicular road closure from Scott Street to Yonge Street along The Esplanade will be required. Construction managers are meeting with City of Toronto staff this week to confirm those dates. Deputy Mayor McConnell’s office is being kept informed. 

We expect to have an update on road closure by Friday.  Please check back for updates. 

Flatbed truck on taking away a tower crane section on The Esplanade

Flatbed truck on taking away a tower crane section on The Esplanade

Tower crane section on The Esplanade

Tower crane section on The Esplanade

Preparing to load a tower crane section onto the truck

Preparing to load a tower crane section onto the truck

Loading a crane section onto the flatbed for removal

Loading a crane section onto the flatbed for removal

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