The low-rises of the area look more out of place and awkward by the day. Hopefully, before too long, those few remaining near the intersection will give way to something nicer.
The plates embedded into the slab for the support bracket are most likely steel galvanize plates that are either 19cm 3/4" or 25cm 1" thick with anchors on then. They are place the the slab before the concrete is pour.
As for the wire mesh in the glazing, a refection was my fist though after posting the photo, but couldn't think of a building on the west side to match the refection. Will have to have a look to see what building it is the next time I am in the area.
drum118 the reflection in your photo is from UpTown condos.
They were having problem with the frames that they removed 2 of them when I was shooting the site. Looks like there is a wire mesh in the glass panels unless there was something behind the panel when I shot it.