Now two years into construction, Greenland Group‘s King Blue is beginning to take shape above the intersection of King and Blue Jays Way in Toronto’s Entertainment District. We last checked in at the site of the 44 and 48-storey IBI Group-designed condominium towers back in August, when the complex’s podium levels had begun to rise from behind the preserved north and west heritage facades of the 1927-built Canadian Westinghouse Building. In the months since, forming of the towers’ shared six-to-eight-storey podium has wrapped up, and work has commenced on the towers above.
The latest views from the site show that the complex’s west tower has begun to rise above the podium over the Blue Jays Way frontage, with two tower floors now fully formed. The rate of forming levels can now increase considerably as crews get into the swing of forming repeating tower layouts. Towards the end of 2017, an automated climbing system (ACS) was installed (the large blue panels and red-painted steel beams in the latest images), which will further increase the pace of forming.