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Old Posted Aug 13, 2009, 1:40 AM
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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...

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both towers...



construction pics to follow!

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How far along is construction? I could see little rise above streetscape last time I was in the 'Sausage.
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Old Posted Aug 13, 2009, 2:09 AM
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May 2007, clearing of the site for both towers...pic by martinsizon at SSC..



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



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



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



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



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



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



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



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



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



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





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






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

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Great shots! Keep them coming as things progress!
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Pretty interesting! I look forward to seeing these rise.
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some scaffolding going up today, as they work on the 15th floor...pics by Jasonzed at SSC...



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About time this one has its own thread! Shes a beauty!
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Canada's own little bit of Dubai.
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The entire Mississauga skyline reminds me of Dubai..

Tacky towers in the middle of no where!!

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I love this tower. Keep the updates coming!
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wow...extremely sexy towers.
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Nice! Similar to the Spire, minus 1,500 ft or so.
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continuing with the scaffolding....pic by Jasonzed at SSC...

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





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