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.