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yyzer Aug 13, 2009 1:40 AM

MISSISSAUGA | Absoluteworld | 585 FT | 56 FLOORS | 525 FT | 50 FLOORS
 
Mississauga is Toronto's western suburb, and it is also the biggest Toronto suburb with about 730,000 residents...there have been quite a number of high-rise condos built there over the last 5 years or so, but none quite so unusual as these 2 towers - both currently U/C......

Absoluteworld was part of an international design competition, and was won by Yansong Ma of Beijing-based MAD architects....these two towers may be the most radical underway in Canada at the moment...the first came to market in 2006, and sold out almost immediately - it was dubbed the "Marilyn Monroe" by the local press, and the name stuck...

Due to the success of the 1st tower, a 2nd curving tower was added, and it, too is nearly sold out....both are currently under construction...

These are part of a larger development which includes 3 previous nondescript towers...

here are some renders....heights in the title are from urbantoronto.ca, although I believe the actual finished heights may be a bit taller...

"Marilyn"

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v2...D_tower_03.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v2...D_tower_04.jpg

both towers...

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v2...D_tower_01.jpg

construction pics to follow!

MolsonExport Aug 13, 2009 1:49 AM

How far along is construction? I could see little rise above streetscape last time I was in the 'Sausage.

yyzer Aug 13, 2009 2:09 AM

May 2007, clearing of the site for both towers...pic by martinsizon at SSC..

http://i113.photobucket.com/albums/n...n/100_0772.jpg

January, 2008...excavation for first tower...pic by me...

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v2.../mccjan002.jpg

July, 2008, foundation work...pic by drum118 at urbantoronto.ca...

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3169/...d23744fe_b.jpg

July, 2008, excavation for the 2nd tower..pic by drum118 at UT..

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3001/...04097ef2_b.jpg

January, 2009...Marilyn above grade...pic by Jasonzed at SSC..

http://i262.photobucket.com/albums/i...issauga796.jpg

April, 2009...1st tower growing, 2nd tower foundation work progressing...pic by Jasonzed at SSC...

http://i262.photobucket.com/albums/i...ssauga1366.jpg

June, 2009....pic by Jasonzed at SSC..

http://i262.photobucket.com/albums/i...ssauga2643.jpg

July, 2009...glazing appears...pic by khristopher at urbantoronto...

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2672/...a083f47c_o.jpg

July 21, 2009...lots of subtle curves begin to appear...note the vertical columns centre left...pic by Jasonzed at SSC..

http://i262.photobucket.com/albums/i...7212009057.jpg

2nd tower nearly at grade (foreground)...pic by Jasonzed at SSC..

http://i262.photobucket.com/albums/i...7212009059.jpg

July 30, 2009...pics by Jasonzed at SSC..

http://i262.photobucket.com/albums/i...7302009008.jpg

http://i262.photobucket.com/albums/i...7302009036.jpg

August 5, 2009...pics by drum118 at urbantoronto..

http://davidfisher.biz/photo/2009/au...05-09-0012.jpg

http://davidfisher.biz/photo/2009/au...05-09-0027.jpg


August 10, 2009....working on the 14th floor...pic by Jasonzed at SSC..

http://i262.photobucket.com/albums/i...092009b015.jpg

MolsonExport Aug 13, 2009 2:34 AM

Great shots! Keep them coming as things progress!

caltrane74 Aug 16, 2009 5:20 AM

nice

ItsConanOBrien Aug 16, 2009 1:12 PM

Pretty interesting! I look forward to seeing these rise.

Lecom Aug 18, 2009 4:37 AM

Wow!

yyzer Aug 19, 2009 4:08 AM

some scaffolding going up today, as they work on the 15th floor...pics by Jasonzed at SSC...

http://i262.photobucket.com/albums/i...182009c012.jpg

http://i262.photobucket.com/albums/i...182009c010.jpg

Northwest Aug 19, 2009 4:52 PM

About time this one has its own thread! Shes a beauty!

MolsonExport Aug 19, 2009 5:03 PM

Canada's own little bit of Dubai.

caltrane74 Aug 19, 2009 5:45 PM

The entire Mississauga skyline reminds me of Dubai..

Tacky towers in the middle of no where!!

lol!!

hokiehigh Aug 19, 2009 7:07 PM

I love this tower. Keep the updates coming!

ethereal_reality Aug 19, 2009 10:03 PM

wow...extremely sexy towers.

MolsonExport Aug 20, 2009 3:05 AM

Waiting for MikeToronto to bash Mississausage.

caltrane74 Aug 20, 2009 5:15 PM

getting interesting now...

from drum118 at UT

http://davidfisher.biz/photo/2009/au...19-09-0005.jpg

NYguy Aug 21, 2009 6:01 AM

Nice! Similar to the Spire, minus 1,500 ft or so.

yyzer Aug 22, 2009 12:02 PM

continuing with the scaffolding....pic by Jasonzed at SSC...

http://i262.photobucket.com/albums/i...212009a011.jpg

yyzer Sep 26, 2009 9:53 PM

"Marilyn" continues to grow - now working on the 18th floor....pics by Jasonzed at SSC.....

http://i262.photobucket.com/albums/i...9262009010.jpg

http://i262.photobucket.com/albums/i...9262009014.jpg

http://i262.photobucket.com/albums/i...9262009063.jpg

Rise To The Top Sep 26, 2009 11:06 PM

How the hell does 56 floors equate to ~550ft? Any chance that these two will be taller? They both look great.

yyzer Sep 26, 2009 11:15 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Rise To The Top (Post 4476491)
How the hell does 56 floors equate to ~550ft? Any chance that these two will be taller? They both look great.


Yeah, you are right...the posted heights are from urbantoronto.ca, and they can't be right....floor count is accurate .....


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