L Tower update April 22 2016

L Tower construction information 8 The Esplanade – L Tower  April Update 2016 – UPDATED April 22/16

The tower crane remains in-place as the final work continues on the 60th floor to install the permanent rooftop maintenance unit. 

We expect to have more information next week on timelines for the lowering and removal of the tower crane.  Please check back for updates. 

L Tower Crane April 22

L Tower Crane April 22

Tower Crane:

The exterior tower crane will remains up as work work to complete the the permanent maintenance platform for the building is underway. Completed delivery and installation of the derrick which will be used to move the final sections of  the maintenance platform into place is expected soon. Once it is ready, it will be lifted to the top of building by the tower crane. 

Once the tower crane’s final major job is completed the process of lowering it and taking it away will begin. 

We expect to have a more precise update on progress and timelines the week of April 25th. 

A mix of material removed from the 60th floor and material wating to be installed aterial at the L Tower site on The Esplanade

A mix of material removed from the 60th floor and material wating to be installed to enable completion of the permanent maintainence platform at the L Tower. 

Sony Centre NW Plaza

Work on the northwest plaza of the Sony Centre, immediately north of the L Tower is underway and will continue through the spring. Once again we’ll post updates here once they become available. 

Sony Centre Plaza construction materials for the new plaza.

Sony Centre Plaza construction materials for the new plaza.

Sony Centre Plaza design by Claude Cormier et associés: http://www.claudecormier.com/en/projet/sony-center-for-the-performing-arts/

Sony Centre Plaza design by Claude Cormier + Associés: http://www.claudecormier.com/en/projet/sony-center-for-the-performing-arts/

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.

L Tower April 22

L Tower April 22

L Tower April update 2016

L Tower construction information 8 The Esplanade – L Tower  April Update 2016

L Tower canopy with a smattering of April snow

L Tower canopy with a smattering of April snow

Overall:

The building is substantially occupied though move-ins continue at L Tower. Suite and interior work continues on the few remaining unfinished units.

The tower crane remains in-place as the final work to install the rooftop maintenance unit is underway but has not yet been completed. We expect to have an update in the latter part of the month on timelines for the lowering and removal of the tower crane.  Please check back for updates. 

L Tower Crane April 2016

L Tower Crane April 2016

Tower Crane:

The exterior tower crane will remain up for the first part of the month. Work to complete the the permanent maintenance platform for the building is underway. Completed delivery of the derrick which will be used to move the final sections of  the maintenance platform into into place is expected soon. Once it is ready it will be  lifted to the top of building by the tower crane. 

Once the tower crane’s final major job is completed the process of lowering it and taking it away will begin. 

We expect to have a more precise update on progress and timelines by mid-month. 

Sections of the derrick that will be raised to the top of the L Tower when ready for use.

Sections of the derrick that will be raised to the top of the L Tower when ready for use.

Sony Centre NW Plaza

Work on the northwest plaza of the Sony Centre, immediately north of the L Tower should commence this spring, as soon as consistent weather permits. Once again we’ll post updates here once they become available. 

Sony Centre Plaza design by Claude Cormier et associés: http://www.claudecormier.com/en/projet/sony-center-for-the-performing-arts/

Sony Centre Plaza design by Claude Cormier + Associés: http://www.claudecormier.com/en/projet/sony-center-for-the-performing-arts/

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.

L Tower seen from the Yonge Street railway bridge, with a smattering of April snow

L Tower seen from the Yonge Street railway bridge, with a smattering of April snow

L Tower February – March 2016

L Tower construction information 8 The Esplanade – L Tower  February – March 2016

Updated March 30, 2016

Overall:

Move-ins continue at L Tower. Suite and interior work continues on the few remaining unfinished units.

The tower crane remains in-place as the final work to install the rooftop maintenance unit has not yet been completed. We expect this work to be underway in and completed in April. When we have dates for the completion of this work and the lowering of the tower crane we will post them here. Please check back for updates. 

St. Lawrence Market Neighbourhood as seen from the L Tower

St. Lawrence Market Neighbourhood as seen from the L Tower

L Tower: the tower crane is scheduled to be taken down in March.

L Tower: the tower crane is scheduled to be taken down in March.

Tower Crane:

The exterior tower crane will remains up. The new derrick and related equipment that will enable the installation of the permanent maintenance platform for the building was not available when originally expected. Therefore the installation of the derrick which requires the tower crane to lift into place will not occur until April. Similarly we now expect the the tower crane to be lowered in Apirl.  We will have updates on the timing of this as they become available. 

Tower crane at L Tower

Tower crane at L Tower

Sony Centre NW Plaza

Work on the northwest plaza of the Sony Centre, immediately north of the L Tower was scheduled to commence this month. but inconsistent weather has interfered with timelines. We expect work will begin sometime in April. Once again we’ll post updates here once they become available. 

Sony Centre Plaza design by Claude Cormier et associés: http://www.claudecormier.com/en/projet/sony-center-for-the-performing-arts/

Sony Centre Plaza design by Claude Cormier + Associés: http://www.claudecormier.com/en/projet/sony-center-for-the-performing-arts/

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.

L Tower residents tunnel access to the parking garage

L Tower residents tunnel access to the parking garage

 

L Tower – January 16 – 22, 2016

L Tower construction information 8 The Esplanade – L Tower  January 16 – 22, 2016.

Tower Crane:

The exterior tower crane will remain up through the balance of January and February. In March the new derrick will be lifted to the top of the L Tower to enable the installation of the permanent maintenance platform for the building. The tower crane would then be dismantled.  We will have updates on the timing of this work later in the winter. 

L Tower reaching into the fog layer, January 15, 2016

L Tower reaching into the fog layer, January 15, 2016

Other exterior work

Some minor work will occur on the canopies on The Esplanade and Yonge Street in the next two weeks. This may temporarily restrict access to portions of the sidewalk. We expect to have more information on this by the end of next week. 

Looking into the Financial District from the L Tower

Looking into the Financial District from the L Tower

Sony Centre NW Plaza

Work on the northwest plaza of the Sony Centre, immediately north of the L Tower should commence in March. Once again we’ll post updates here once they become available. 

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.

Leslie Spit, Wards Island and the Port of Toronto, from the L Tower

Leslie Spit, Wards Island and the Port of Toronto, from the L Tower

L Tower – January 9 -15, 2016

L Tower construction information 8 The Esplanade – L Tower  January 8 – 15, 2016.

As the new year gets underway, the exterior tower crane remains up as the construction management team continues to wait for delivery of the new derrick that will be used to set the permanent maintenance platform in place at the top of the L Tower. Suite finishing work continues at L Tower on the fewer and fewer unoccupied suites that remain. 

View from the top of the L Tower

View north from the top of the L Tower

 

L Tower monochrome.

L Tower monochrome.

L Tower – December 21, 2015 – January 1, 2016

L Tower construction information 8 The Esplanade – L Tower December 21, 2015 – January 1, 2016.

The exterior tower crane remains up as the construction management team await the delivery of the new derrick that will be used to set the permanent maintenance platform in place at the top of the L Tower. We therefore expect the tower crane to remain in place into January. Over the holidays some move-ins may occur and some ongoing suite finishing work will occur.  This is our final information post of 2015.

We wish you Happy Holidays and a Happy New Year 

St. Lawrence Market Neighbourhood from the L Tower

St. Lawrence Market Neighbourhood from the L Tower

Completed L Tower canopy on The Esplanade

L Tower canopy and sidewalk on The Esplanade

L Tower canopy and sidewalk on The Esplanade

Happy Holidays!

L Tower Christmas Tree

L Tower Christmas Tree

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. 

  • This is our final update L Tower Update for 2015. We wish all visitors to the site a safe and happy New Year. 

 

L Tower – December 12 – 19, 2015

L Tower construction information 8 The Esplanade – L Tower December 12 – 19, 2015.

Finishing work continues on the remaining unoccupied interior suites. Move-ins continue via the Yonge Street service entrance featuring the “turntable” that permits trucks to enter and be turned for ease of unloading and exiting safely back onto Yonge Street. The exterior tower crane remains up and we will have a status update on on Monday, December 21; please check back with us then. 

Completed L Tower canopy on Yonge Street

Completed L Tower canopy on Yonge Street

View ESE from the 56th floor of L Tower

View ESE from the 56th floor of L Tower

Move-ins continue at L Tower via the Yonge Street turntable service entrance.

Move-ins continue at L Tower via the Yonge Street turntable service entrance.

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. 

  •  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

 

 

Update for L Tower – December 4 – 7, 2015

UPDATE for 8 The Esplanade – L Tower December 4 – 7, 2015.

  • The first section of  temporary derrick at the top of the L Tower was removed successfully this morning, Thursday, December 3. The remaining sections are scheduled to lifted down by the large tower crane on Friday and/or Monday.
Section of the temporary derrick ready to be taken away from L Tower, December 4

Section of the temporary derrick ready to be taken away from L Tower, December 4

  • Barring high winds or inclement weather, the removal of the temporary derrick should be completed on Monday, December 7. We currently expect that the last section of the derrick will be lowered down between 10:00 AM and Noon on Monday.  
  • As sections our lowered, sections of the north sidewalk between Scott Street and Yonge will be temporarily closed to ensure public safety; pedestrians may use the south side of The Esplanade.
Tower crane in use today, Friday and Monday, to lower sections of the temporary derrick from the L Tower Mechanical Penthouse

Tower crane in use today, Friday and Monday, to lower sections of the temporary derrick from the L Tower Mechanical Penthouse

L Tower crane seen from the Mechanical Penthouse.

L Tower crane seen from the Mechanical Penthouse.

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. 

  •  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

 

 

Update for L Tower – December 3, 2015

UPDATE for 8 The Esplanade – L Tower December 3, 2015.

  • The temporary derrick (small crane unit) at the top of the L Tower will be removed starting after 7:00 am Thursday, December 3.
  • The derrick is not functional and needs to be removed. The large tower crane will be used to lower it in sections.
  • As sections our lowered, sections of the north sidewalk between Scott Street and Yonge will be temporarily closed to ensure public safety; pedestrians may use the south side of The Esplanade.
Looking north from the top of the L Tower with the derrick structure that is to be removed from the top of the L Tower beginning December 3

Looking north from the top of the L Tower with the derrick structure that is to be removed from the top of the L Tower beginning December 3

Please click on the link to download a printable PDF Summary Construction Update for Dec 3: L Tower Construction Update-Dec-3-2015

Looking through the temporary derrick set to be removed from the top of the L Tower beginning December 3

Looking through the temporary derrick set to be removed from the top of the L Tower beginning December 3

Crane, Derrick and Ladder. L Tower mechanical penthouse.

Crane, Derrick and Ladder. L Tower mechanical penthouse.

Temporary derrick structure to be removed beginning December 3

Temporary derrick structure to be removed beginning December 3

The top of the L Tower crane seen from the top of the mechanical penthouse.

The top of the L Tower crane seen from the top of the mechanical penthouse.

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. 

  •  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

 

 

L Tower November 28 – December 4, 2015

8 The Esplanade – L Tower Saturday, November 28 – December 4, 2015.

The canopy along  Yonge and The Esplanade has been painted and the glass has been installed on the Yonge Street side. The glass installation will be completed on The Esplanade edges this coming week. There may be temporary impacts on The Esplanade and Yonge Street sidewalks; paid duty officers will be on hand as required. 
L Tower Canopy and scaffolding for the glass installation on The Esplanade

L Tower Canopy and scaffolding for the glass installation on The Esplanade

L Tower Glass Canopy looking up from Yonge Street

L Tower Glass Canopy looking up from Yonge Street

Yonge Street at the L Tower

Yonge Street at the L Tower

In addition to the now installed canopy lighting and temporary lights around the fencing at the base of the tower crane, there will be new street lamps installed by Toronto Hydro along The Esplanade between Scott Street and Yonge Street. Toronto Hydro. It is expected that the permanent street lights will be installed in the first quarter of 2016. In the meantime The L Tower construction management team will install interim street lighting to enhance the evening light levels and replace the temporary lights in use now.
The Esplanade north side looking toward Yonge Street

The Esplanade north side looking toward Yonge Street

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. 

  •  We post construction information updates weekly on Fridays  and Mondays, 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.

 

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