Cranes are lowered from the North Scotiabank Tower at the Bay Adelaide Center

At the Bay Adelaide Center in Toronto’s financial district, the cranes have now come down from the third and final tower. After earlier plans to build a single tower here were canceled during the recession of the late 1980s, Brookfield Property Partners reworked plans in the 2000s for three towers. Following the 51-story West Tower built in 2009 and the 44-story East Tower built in 2016, the final phase dubbed the Scotiabank North Tower at Bay Adelaide Center reaches its final height of 32 floors and is gearing up for a start of 2022. completion.

Looking north to the Scotiabank North Tower at the Bay Adelaide Center, image by Forum contributor Johnny Au

The tower designed by KPMB Architects and Adamson Associates Architects has been under construction for about three years now, with construction starting in late 2018 / We last checked in in early 2021 when the building approached a final height of 140.2 meters . After peaking earlier this year, the structural phase of the project was complete, with Walters Group supplying 9,300 tonnes of structural steel and 850,000 sq. Ft. Of metal decking to build the new office tower.

Looking west to the Scotiabank North Tower at the Bay Adelaide Center, Image by Steveve, Forum contributor

Construction of the tower was carried out with a pair of Link-Belt TG2300B cranes supplied by New Jersey-based Cornell Crane & Steel, originally developed for the construction of power plants and now regularly used in the construction of large-scale constructions ranging offshore oil platforms. to high rise construction projects like this. These two cranes were recently dismantled after the end of a major lifting activity. Among these, a crane was anchored to the top of a specialized cantilevered wire mesh system due to the complicated logistics of construction at a small site in the financial district.

In the months following completion, work progressed on the minimalist siding, and behind. The light blue tinted reflective glass building envelope reached the 13th floor earlier this year and now extends to the roof line of the tower. Glazing has started to fill the spaces recently vacated by the exterior crane supports, while the upcoming dismantling of exterior construction winches will allow the final glazing of the tower to be installed.

Curtain wall cladding at the North Scotiabank Tower in Bay Adelaide Center, image by Forum contributor Johnny Au

The Scotiabank North Tower owes its name to its main tenant, the banking giant having leased more than half of the building, occupying 420,000 sq. Ft. Of the 810,344 sq. Ft. Tower. Scotiabank will maintain its anchor status and footprint in the Scotia Plaza Lighthouse just steps away, expanding the bank’s presence in the financial district with the new space at the Bay Adelaide Center.

Scotiabank North Tower at Bay Adelaide Center, image sent to the City of Toronto

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