Construction progresses atop the spectacular vision that is Trump Toronto, while workers continue to push through uncooperative weather conditions and winds to further the completion of this grandiose tower. Currently construction has brought us to the 54th floor of Trump Toronto.
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TRUMP® TOWER REVEALING LUXURY INSIDE AND OUT
Ongoing construction continues with structural developments on residential floors and implementation of finishing touches on hotel floors.
Changing leaves are not distracting construction crews working on Trump International Hotel & Tower Toronto® as they focus their efforts on continuing to build up through the residential portion of the tower and putting the finishing touches on the interior of the lower hotel floors.
Construction is continuing with work being done around the clock to develop the 60-storey, 900-foot tower that will hold the title of Canada’s tallest residential building. The concrete team has completed the hotel and spa floors, and the crew has progressed to the 40th floor with a new level being poured every five days. The concrete development is also finished on the major transfer floors, creating the first structural set back of the tower – an architectural feature that visually illustrates the transition from hotel to residential condominium floors.
“As the Trump International Hotel & Tower Toronto® in Toronto takes ever more shape, we are now seeing the embodiment of ultimate luxury on both the exterior and the interior with finishes being applied to the hotel floors,” says Alex Shnaider, Chairman of Talon International Development Inc., the property’s developer. “As the only Trump-branded property in Canada, Trump® Toronto is truly living up to the brand’s reputation of being built with an enduring level of quality that is second-to-none.”
Construction work is now focused on both the structural requirements and the aesthetics of the tower. The interiors are close to completion on floors 11 to 14 and crews are currently tiling floors 20 and 21. In addition, the curtain wall continues to be installed and is now on the 30th floor.
“I had the recent honour of celebrating the transition to the vertical half-way point of the tower with the hard working construction crew members,” says Val Levitan, President and CEO of Talon. “We are thrilled with the progress of the tower and are proud of the team we have put together who contribute daily to building this vital addition to Toronto’s downtown core.”
During the next few months crews will continue to pour floors and to finish the hotel portion of the tower. In late November, the lower hoists that currently operate from ground level to level 12 will be relocated to allow these floors to be completed.
Trump Toronto Taking Shape – Inside and Out
Work well underway on 27th floor of tower. Several crews now onsite working on concrete pours, curtain wall installation and drywalling.
The hotel floors of the tower are almost complete with the crews currently working on level 27. While more floors are poured and the tower climbs higher, the granite and glass curtain wall is being installed. Work is also focusing on placing the exterior panels on the twelfth floor and installation is gathering pace. In fact, curtain wall installers are able to finish each floor in approximately four days. In addition, the interior drywalling of the eighth, ninth and tenth floors consecutively, is now under way.
“We continue to be thrilled about the recent developments on the site and look forward to construction starting on the residential floors in the coming weeks,” says Alex Shnaider, Chairman of Talon International Development Inc., the building’s developer. “The personality and character of the building is starting to show, and that’s a really exciting development.”
Construction crews are able to work speedily and effectively on all aspects of the building. In fact, the site of the tower is a hub of activity for up to 22 hours each day, with some shifts beginning onsite at 3:00am and other shifts finishing at 1:00am.
“With the installation of the curtain wall underway, the tower is really beginning to come into its own on Bay Street, truly taking shape as a classic, yet modern landmark in the city of Toronto,” says Val Levitan, President and CEO of Talon. “I am continually impressed at the speed in which the panels are being fastened into place and, more importantly, the look and feel of the shining, green glass walls. The exterior exudes pure luxury, and this will be like no other residential tower on the market.”
Construction work will soon be focused on completion of the hotel floors and starting the development of the mechanical floors on levels 30, 31 and 32.
Construction on Trump Tower Continues Gaining Speed and Height
Work beginning on 18th floor of tower
Crews now installing the first components of the tower’s curtain wall
Talon International Development Inc. is thrilled with the construction status of the $500-million Trump International Hotel & Tower Toronto®. Crews continue to pour a new floor every six days, and are also beginning to install windows on the floors which are already completed in the tower located at 325 Bay Street.
The foundation, parking garage and maintenance floors of the hotel are complete. Construction crews are now working on the 18th floor in conjunction with the installation of the two-toned green glass and granite curtain wall. With the development of the hotel well under way, passers-by are seeing distinct changes to the look of the Trump Tower on the corner of Bay and Adelaide.
“Recent developments to the Tower are very exciting for us since the structure is beginning to take the shape of the building we envisioned eight years ago,” says Alex Shnaider, Chairman of Talon International Development Inc., the building’s developer. “The shell of the building is now being enveloped in what will be the extraordinary façade of Trump Toronto.”
Construction is moving quickly with a new floor being poured approximately each week. In addition, construction crews are now divided into two shifts so that work on the Tower is carried out without interruption from 4:00am to 11:00pm every day. This minimizes disruption to surrounding streets and keeps construction on schedule.
“We look forward to seeing the curtain wall in place and the hotel phase nearing completion. At that point, we will focus on the construction of the Sky Lobby and residences,” says Val Levitan, President and CEO of Talon. “Construction will continue steadily through the winter and we remain on schedule.”
Crews will be focused on completing the hotel floors and installing the windows and curtain wall over the next few months.
Trump Tower Celebrates Mid-way Milestone
Floor 11 completed in October 2009
Talon International Development Inc. celebrated another high point as October marked the two-year anniversary of construction for Trump International Hotel & Tower Toronto®. Crews are now working on the hotel floors hotel in the $500-million Trump International Hotel & Tower, located at 325 Bay Street.
The construction site of the tower has continued to see a flurry of activity since the gold shovels first broke ground in October 2007. The last two years of construction have produced many significant results, including: the installation of a 170 foot crane, the creation of nine foot deep footings, the completion of the parking garage and the lower mechanical floors.
“As the crews continue to work on the hotel floors, the tower is beginning to take its rightful place in the Toronto skyline,” says Alex Shnaider, Chairman of Talon International Development Inc., the building’s developer. “With two years of solid construction behind us, we are looking forward to future developments, and finally to completion of the tower in 2011.”
Construction is on schedule and floor 11, the first floor of the hotel suites, was completed at the end of October. Moving forward to the spring of 2010, the construction crews will be focused on finishing Floors 12 to 29, which will complete the hotel floors. Upcoming construction milestones will include the completion of the hotel suites, the five executive suites on Floor 29 and the beginning of the residences.
“The two-year anniversary marks many successes for our team of professionals,” says Val Levitan, President and CEO of Talon. “We have persistently worked hard and pride ourselves on creating the ultimate luxury hotel and condominium building in Toronto. It’s an impressive sight to see as this super-structure continues to rise.”
Crews have made significant progress on the tower in the last two years and developments will continue with efficient construction moving forward.
Trump International Hotel & Tower Begins Construction of Luxury Hotel Floors
Completion of first seven floors marks the next phase of construction at Trump Toronto
Talon International Development Inc. is pleased to announce that construction crews have completed floors one to seven of the Tower, and will now begin work on floor eight, which will serve as the first floor of the hotel in the $500-million Trump International Hotel & Tower, located at 325 Bay Street.
During the last few months, the South-East corner of Bay and Adelaide Streets has been transformed. Since construction crews executed the first concrete pour for the foundation of the Tower in September 2008, they have worked diligently to complete the floors that will serve as the hotel lobby and parking garage for the entire Tower (floors 1 to 7). The pouring of the eighth floor signifies the start of construction on the levels that will comprise the hotel condominiums, administrative offices and meeting rooms.
“Construction began on the Tower less than 21 months ago, and already we are at the hotel phase of the structure,” says Alex Shnaider, Chairman of Talon International Development Inc., the building’s developer. “Given the logistical challenges involved, this is no small feat. We are very excited to reach this milestone, and to watch the vision that was born only a few years ago become a reality.”
Moreover, the construction team can now deliver and move materials more quickly and with minimal disruption to traffic on Adelaide and Bay streets. This convenience has been achieved by the installation of a temporary ramp that gives access to trucks directly to the building. Trucks are able to enter on one side, deliver materials and exit on the other side of the site.
“I am continually impressed by our team of talented individuals, all of whom are leaders in their fields. It’s been satisfying to exceed our expectations with each floor completion – especially in the current economic environment,” says Val Levitan, President and CEO of Talon. “Construction has been on schedule during the warmer months, and we are confident that we can complete much more before the cooler months arrive.”
Crews will be focused on completing the hotel floors over the next few months. They will also be installing another innovative system, called the “man and material hoist”, to ensure continued, efficient construction.
European Bankers Praise Canada’s Economy and Trump Toronto Construction Progress
Austrian Bankers Laud Canada’s Real Estate Market and Economic Stability
Despite a worldwide economic downturn that has halted many real estate developments, construction continues unabated on Toronto’s $500-million Trump International Hotel & Tower, located at 325 Bay Street.
Two of the building’s European bankers from Raiffeisen Zentralbank Österreich (RZB) in Austria recently visited the construction site and spoke favorably about Canada’s economic stability and the future of this architectural gem.
“It is encouraging to be involved in such a professional, sophisticated and promising construction project,” said a representative from RZB. “Canada is one of the most economically stable of the G8 countries, and we are very pleased to support the development of a global brand in this country’s largest, most multicultural metropolis.”
The executives toured the site and had briefings with the building’s developers and construction team.
“We were very pleased to be able to show our Austrian friends the progress we have made on Toronto’s Trump International Hotel & Tower,” says Alex Shnaider, Chairman of Talon International Development Inc., the building’s developer. “We remain grateful for their support and look forward to our continued partnership as construction continues.”
The five-star, 60-storey, Trump International Hotel & Tower ceremonially broke ground on October 12, 2007, and official construction began November 12, 2007. Construction crews completed the ground floor and are now working above grade. The next stage of development is the installation of the Rail Climbing System (RCS), which will help the crew complete the outer walls efficiently and safely. This exciting milestone will be achieved on schedule despite the site’s inherent logistical challenges, fierce winter weather and unstable economic forces.
“In these uncertain times, there is one thing we are certain of, and that is the future of this iconic structure,” says Val Levitan, President and CEO of Talon.
“The tower’s construction continues to move forward every day, and all of us – the developers, investors and future owners – are eagerly looking forward to the eventual completion of this beautiful and luxurious addition to our city’s skyline,” says Shnaider.