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Mississauga just became one of the best skylines in All of Canada.. and it's a suburb... scary stuff.

How do you beat these twin towers??? really, can it be done?
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Estimate is that about 15 floors remain on this tower... which is still alot considering how tall the tower is already.
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If they wanted something to put Mississauga on the map, this is certainly it!
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Damn those towers are getting tall fast!
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Best Towers ever built?.... Quite Possibly.
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MSVG : Photo Credit Here




TWITER: Photo Credit Here

Absolute World tearing it up in Mississauga.
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The baclony glass will make a difference, but much moreso on the second building. The plan appears to have considtently colored glass on the more curvy AW1, while the more subtle shape of AW2 will have 2 toned balcony glass that accents the building in a more elegant way (IMO).

In the image below, the close up on the upper right best shows the balcony glass on AW2:

Marko posted some great information regarding the balcony glass at UT

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from UT, and update from interchage42

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To start our trip through Absolute World, we're going to give you some close-ups of the exterior to highlight the sculptural qualities of these two buildings. Of course, these images will change once the balcony glass starts to appear and the undersides of the balconies are painted. Most views will no doubt become sleeker and shinier and more amazing, but we are partial to the way some of these look right now.










































Absolute World reflected in the glass of the Mississauga Executive Centre, just to the north:









Tomorrow we'll start big, with recent looks at the full towers, and then go inside:





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Yesterday we saw how the concrete gets into the building. Today, how everything else goes in and up.

Most tall buildings under construction in Toronto have a loading platform or two hanging off the buildings, but much of the material going into most buildings can go up in the construction hoists. Because of Absolute World's irregular facade, exterior hoists were not possible, and so Absolute's hoists went into the elevator core in the interior of the building. Interior hoists in tight spaces can be inconvenient for some bulkier objects going into the buildings, so Absolute has many more loading platforms for moving goods in instead.




A platform from inside the building:




A platform from below:




The view, down, from a platform:




A delivery of window panels is lifted off a truck:




The delivery arrives at the platform, and the items are carried into the building:














The workers, of course, use the interior hoists to climb the building:




When we visited, with the 46th floor being poured, the hoist only traveled as far as the 37th floor. It gets extended gradually up the elevator core:




The crane climbs a few floors at a time too. Here's the base of one of the cranes:




The hole left for it has been filled after the crane rises:




So, next, we go to where this crane sticks out on top.




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