Drywalling has moved to my second place for hardest job after watching this guy do shot-crete.
Metal studs, stacked and ready for install
Almost half way there - rental tower in the front with the taller market tower rising in the back.
Marcon's new branding!
Coming together - ready for finishings.
Working in a tiny little box 50 stories up held together by, what seems to me, 6 bolts. Takes a bit of nerve.
Glazing, working its way up.
This is why they invented fall protection.
At least this work is undercover. But one guy told me, after 20 floors, the wind never really stops.
Let's just say miles of electric wire needs to be pulled to service one of these towers.
High BTUs for drying things up.
A neat pattern made by scaffolding and backlit tarps.
The views are AMAZING! North.
South, South West.
Looking out of a future retail unit as the Sky Train zips by.
Looking waaay up in the early morning.
COVID erupted on the world during the construction process. We were fortunate in BC to keep our construction industry open - in part thanks to the hard work of essential workers and Marcon showed appreciation by putting huge signs on their projects.
Doors prepped and painted, ready for installation.
I can't draw a straight line to save my life - so I appreciate the skill of the cabinet makers.
Cabinets in and protected.
Clean and ready - the parking garages are often the first level finished (make sense when you are building from the ground up.)
Last days of the tower crane.
Laminant install on a mass scale.
View of the towers from the roof of a nearby project. You can see the two story break in the middle of the market tower that will become the amenity level.
If we are going to talk about jobs that are tough on the body - this has to be up there, stilts and looking up all day.
Sky Train moving past the rising towers.
A worker grinding concrete breaks up the pattern of the building facade.
I was there almost every month and it was hard not to take a view shot even if it was repetitive.
All coming together. I think new owners are going to love the finishing.
I asked this gentleman if I could take his picture and as we talked I was impressed by his passion for his work. He has specially imported polishing brushes from Germany that don't heat up so they don't leave swirl marks on the stainless steel. He has made polishing finishes into a master craft.
The photographer/virgo in me appreciates a good tool system. This belongs to the polisher in the previous image.
Mt. Baker and the Port Mann Bridge as seen from the top of the building.
Top Cap! The final pour. Always amazed at the strength of pumps required to push concrete up 50 stories.
Sun peaking through what will be the Sky Lounge.
Feels like something out Bladerunner, but it's laser levels for laying out studs/
Checked, checked and checked again.
In the rental tower, each floor has different coloured doors. I liked the bold colours.
On of the first "residents" to check out the building.
A hint at the second floor outdoor basketball court (not to be confused with the 25th floor indoor basketball court.)
I see these more and more. Parking garages with this thoughtful amenity. Clean your pup before bringing it up to your apartment.
Basketball court with a view almost ready.
Lobby light fixtures.
One of the patios at the Sky Lounge.
More Sky Lounge.
Mid-tower basketball court. I have been informed and assured that extra insulation means that this feature isn't hell for the people that live below.
Table Tennis room.
This gym stretches around the East, West and North faces of the building.
2nd floor dining lounge (leads out to an outdoor basketball court.)
2nd floor dining lounge.
Final Building photos of 567 Como and Clarke. (Retail still to come so the focus was on the buildings overall.)