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Old Posted May 6, 2008, 2:17 PM
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Red face TORONTO | Four Seasons Hotel & Residences Toronto | 209 M / 686 FT | 55 FLOORS

Four Seasons
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Four Seasons Hotel & Residences Toronto, located in the exclusive Yorkville District, will become the flagship property of the world's largest luxury hotel chain, Four Seasons Hotels Inc.

Two slender glass towers mark the southwest and northeast corners of the site, housing 253 hotel rooms and 202 Four Seasons-branded residential units. The penthouse unit will be the city's most expensive -- a $16 million unit.

The base of the southwest tower includes a restaurant and bar, with hotel rooms and residential suites above. An eight-storey extension at the north end of the building houses ballroom and conference facilities, a spa, health club and pool. The northeast tower is exclusively residential, with a restaurant at grade that faces onto a new 1,250 m2 landscaped public park.


Tower A (Hotel + Residences)

Location: 1263 Bay Street, Toronto
Developer: Four Seasons Hotels Inc.
Architect: architectsAlliance
Designation: Condominium, Hotel
Status: Approved
Expected Occupancy: 2011
Height: 195m (640 ft) roof – 209m to spire (689 ft)
Floors: 55 above ground

Tower B (Residences)
Location: 55 Scollard Street, Toronto
Developer: Four Seasons Hotels Inc. & Menkes Developments Inc.
Architect: architectsAlliance
Designation: Condominium
Status: Approved
Expected Occupancy: 2011
Height: 89m (293 ft)
Floors: 25 above ground


Project Details

Cost: $500 Million
Website:
http://www.architectsalliance.com/po...s/four-seasons

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Old Posted May 6, 2008, 2:20 PM
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I like the top. Looks nice...

     
     
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Great seeing this tower reach the construction phase... I just wish they'd put the spire height on the diagrams section.
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I just wish they'd put the spire height on the diagrams section
the facade overruns have been scaled down to the same height as the mechanical penthouse (like tower 2) which, until proven otherwise, sits at 195m. The storey counts are 52 and 26 as per the online building application status and the rendering above (count the storeys, Caltrane!)
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Excavation/shoring of a multi-level pit is stage of construction. No one in their right mind would pay all this money if the plan wasn't to fill it immediately.
     
     
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Nice looking project. Too bad the developers didn't have a better rendering.
     
     
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well I still like this tower, but its a bit dissapointing to hear its not over 200 metres... we need an up-to-date rendering too
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Looks like we will need current city documents to verify the hieght on this one. Cause nothing we have seems accurate. - We know this the building is between 195 Meters (mechanical roof) to 210 Meters (fins/spire). All we need is proof to confirm our feelings. One way or another.

I have not seen any visual proof of goodlookin's claims to date, and I have been asking him for a while to prove the 195 Meter figure is accurate.
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I'm not saying the 195m is the confirmed height but it is closest thing we have besides guesses at this point

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I love the design, but wished the ground level were more "open" the the environment. Looks like a gated community without the retail on the ground level.

But its also a fantastic building, glad to see it u/c.
     
     
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Spoke with one of the engineers, today alone they had 85 cement trucks with a combined total of 500 runs. This company did the Minto project as well. They are pouring the section of the foundation that would handle the "shifting" of the building in the event of an earthquake.









Four Seasons from Jasonzed at SSC

The "Big Pour" - Yorkville Style!!!!


from todays National Post;

Yorkville turns into a concrete jungle today

At 7 a. m. today, an armada of trucks carrying concrete will descend from three directions on Yorkville to begin the Big Pour: the continous filling-in of a deep hole at the corner of Bay Street and Yorkville Avenue, in one of the most ambitious single-day construction projects in Toronto.

After two months of planning, 120 trucks and 180 workers will lay the 10,000-tonne foundation of the Four Seasons Hotel and Private Residences in Yorkville over 12 hours. The 4,100-cubic-metre area will be filled at a rate of 500 cubic metres per hour.

The finished building will be a 55-storey, 356-suite skyscraper housing condominiums and a hotel.

"It's a special project," said a very excited Paul McMurray, project manager at Menkes Life Storeys construction company.

"Since the planning stages, we've been online comparing what we're doing to other projects, and there doesn't seem to be anything out there that compares to this.... I'm watching it all come together out my office window, and seeing how it's moved along and came together has been super exciting."

Six trucks will be backed into six pour locations around the site shortly before dawn, while the rest of the trucks will either be on the road or loading up at three concrete plants in Toronto and Newmarket.

Between 40 and 50 trucks will unload at the pour site each hour. Seven police officers will control their movement.

They are not unloading just any kind of concrete. Called Agilia, the concrete is self-levelling, but has never been used on such a large scale. It had previously been used for a project laying 1,200 cubic metres of concrete, but the Four Seasons pour will require almost four times more material.

Despite the new technology, Mr. McMurray anticipates no problems.

"It's special because it doesn't require mechanical compacting, it just levels out on its own and it's done. We just have to keep filling in the void."

The project will shut Yorkville Avenue between Yonge and Bay for the 12-hour period. Davenport Road, Scollard Street and Yonge Street will all experience heavy volumes of traffic throughout the day, as the trucks will be continually running between the construction site and the three concrete batch plants.

"The sooner we get this work done, the sooner we can get this street open," said Angie Antoniou, the city's manager of Transportation Services.

"Rather than doing this in smaller groups, they get the closure so it's easier for them to come and go. It's compressed but there's a lot more activity happening."

Planners made sure to prepare for all eventualities, including fickle weather. The temperature of the concrete mix will be controlled at the plants. The company decided to do a single, large-scale pour instead of many smaller projects to avoid interfering with Yorkville's heavy holiday traffic.

"If we did this project in two parts, I believe we wouldn't be allowed to do any work requiring closures in December," Mr. McMurray said.

"Once we calculated and planned and finally discovered we could do it all in one go before the real Christmas rush starts here in Yorkville, we just went all out with this very ambitious plan."
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slow but steady progress at the new Toronto Four Seasons site...flickr pic by meteor54, taken Jan 10th...

     
     
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southwest corner is now pretty much at grade....work continues...pics by Jasonzed over at SSC....



     
     
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hopefully some sort of roof ornament or spire will raise its height 200m+
     
     
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