The Cityzen Blog Team always looks forward to making the trip out to Mississauga to see the latest on what's going on at our Absolute World towers.
The Toronto real estate scene is more than familiar with the towers ever since we held an international design competition in 2005, and the project has gained worldwide recognition as one of the most unique and stylish high-rise developments around thanks to Ma Yansong's wonderful vision.
We even got a mention on yesterday's Regis and Kelly show (go to 7 min 29 seconds for a look!) as a result of an article in the New York Times. Pretty good way to start a Wednesday if you ask us. Here's the most up-to-date look at what's going on at Absolute right now.
The first occupancy was granted in Tower 4 on June 20th of this year. The building is approved up to the 30th floor and our first residents have moved in. From a construction standpoint, Tower 4 is almost complete. Work remains to be completed on the corridors and the top two floors need to be boarded and studded, but for the most part it's closed. Our customer service centre is open and everything is set up! Just a few more aesthetic touch-ups to go while we close up the building.
Work is progressing quickly in Tower 5 and our crews are pushing hard with inspections set for September and a move-in scheduled for October. There are 30 electricians working on the building on a daily basis. A typical job at the height of construction would have roughly 14 or 15 electricians working at any given time. We're working on suites, corridors, fire alarms - everything! There are around 50 other workers - stud guys, board guys, tapers et cetera, and 8 plumbers. All in all, there are well over 150 workers in Tower 5. All hands on deck!
It's an extremely busy site right now and the crews are working hard to get as much material in as possible before the hoist comes down in September and the elevator goes active. Right now, an average of 2-3 floors are being complete per week.
Our crews are putting the finishing touches to various landscaping and aesthetic touch-ups on ground level.
In Tower 4 there will be six elevators in total with touch screen technology. These will travel at 700 feet per minute and are gear-less, running on dynamos which enables faster speeds.
Balcony waterproofing is complete up to the 49th floor of Tower 4 and is due to be completed on the entire building in the next few days.
It's been a long journey for the realisation Absolute World, and we for one cannot wait to see the finished product!