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Old Posted Apr 17, 2012, 1:25 PM
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However, I too am interested in what will be connected to the new convention centre where Ultramar is currently located????
Has it been stated that something will be attached?
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Old Posted Apr 22, 2012, 3:45 PM
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It would be great to get some progress pics of the Fortis building from a different angle. Most (if not all) shots have been taken from Pitts Memorial side. I was downtown yesterday and took a few snaps of 351 Water, but in all honesty I didn't think about heading over to the Fortis site. I find it outside of the walking quarter of downtown; maybe that's why there are so few pictures . I guess more will emerge when we see the structure going up.
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Old Posted Apr 22, 2012, 8:24 PM
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Great pics PoscStudent... thanks!!!!!
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Wow, there's actually more progress done on the site than I had expected. I guess it'll soon be time to ship a crane in to start working upwards.
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Is there any talk about a crane anytime soon? they soon need one.
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Old Posted May 22, 2012, 3:41 PM
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Any updates on this project?
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Old Posted May 22, 2012, 3:48 PM
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Drove by the other day and while it's going up there's nothing photo worthy, doesn't look much different then it did several weeks ago.
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Yeah, slow progress down there. They may be at that stage now where a crane is needed to continue onward.
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Old Posted Jun 1, 2012, 12:44 AM
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There is a lot of excavation in the north side of this site with no development shown (as can be seen in the pictures above). Does anyone know why there was so much excavation and no foundation put in yet? It is on the opposite side of the site from the entrance, so I would have thought would have been some of the first constructed.
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Looks like regular cranes on site at the Fortis building so they may not be installing a tower crane. They did not use a tower crane on the Delta extension and that was twelve floors as well.
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Looks like regular cranes on site at the Fortis building so they may not be installing a tower crane. They did not use a tower crane on the Delta extension and that was twelve floors as well.
The Delta was an extension, so it might have been considered less than desirable to have it looming over the building while it was still occupied.

Tower cranes are often put through a central elevator core, but Fortis Place will have two cores, each at opposite ends, so that would not be as practical. Alternatively, cranes are often located centrally adjacent to the building. They would normally have one for a building of this size or even smaller.
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Just drove past the site this afternoon, things are starting to look up at Fortis!
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Just drove past the site this afternoon, things are starting to look up at Fortis!
^^^ Enough to warrant some more progress pictures? If so, it'd be great to get some posted. If anyone is down around the site and has a camera (or more realistically - a smartphone) snap some pics, it'd be greatly appreciated!
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What level are they working on now?
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it was a little difficult to see but it may have been the 2nd or 3rd. There appeared to be more done to the site on the building than the last time I went by, so within a few more weeks it would be worth while to get a few pictures of the area.
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Here is one photo taken by me on June 23, 2012. Not the best picture but still shows some of the progress. I was standing at the end of George Street West at the intersection with Springdale.
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^ Thanks for the update. It has been two months since the last photos showed it at ground level, but as construction progresses I expect they will be able to do more than one floor per month considering the ground parking levels are much more extensive. It looks like they will have to use mobile cranes to reach the full 12 storey 49 m height which probably makes the progress a bit slower.
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Old Posted Jul 9, 2012, 4:43 AM
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^ Good pictures, thanks for posting.
The building's siting and shape make it a bit hard to figure out,
but I guess it will make more sense as it progresses.
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