the glass being used here appears to be much darker than depicted in the renderings... which is good. it will create more of a contrast with the CIBC tower across the street. the bronze tones in the renders looked too similar to my eyes.
Photos taken today, Friday, including the latest "time-lapse" photo for my Flickr album showing the building's construction Oct 2020-Feb 2023.
From October, 2020, as above-ground construction started in earnest at The One (1 Bloor W.) in Toronto. More or less a weekly photo usually taken on a Friday, with some gaps during early-on construction hiatuses. The initial photographs are from 2015, during demolition at the site, 2018, during...www.flickr.com
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I have a question, in the renders(1st image) the corners don't have these supporting columns(2nd image), are these continuing the whole way up?
Due to how the supports work, there is a floor with no corner columns every 5 (ish) floors. The floors just below the start of new V columns (sorry, I don't know the terminology) don't need vertical supports because theoretically, V holds up said floor/ceiling.
Not sure if that made any sense. Hopefully, someone who knows the lingo can fill in the details!
The choice isn't whether or not to place a column in the corner -Is it just me or does this seem like a weird choice?
I'm sure they provide stability & rigidity but...... I thought the whole point of the steel bracing was so the floors could be hung without the corners being obstructed?
The choice isn't whether or not to place a column in the corner -
It would have originated much farther back in the design process.
Once they chose the angle of the hangers and placement of the supercolumns, then physics took over.
The top slab of the "block" being hung is cantilevered out really far and needs support from below.
Compare to the North Tower at Bay Adelaide where the corner is column-free.
It's steel consutruction and a diagonal steel beam supports the corner from columns,
one of which is quite close to the corner
Maybe The One could have framed out each hanger corner with steel girders for support, but maybe that was too expensive?
PS - that column-free renderng really is misleading, because the column-free corner floor wouldn't have a hanger in the middle of the view, it would be next to the supercolumn.
Also your point about them being "hung", surely if that the case then they dont support from below