Monday, May 14, 2012

Aura Has a New Look for Summer Part 2

Construction of the Aura tower is now on the 22nd floor and a schedule of 1 week per floor is currently being achieved. The installation of the hydraulic windshield system (HWS) is underway at the South East corner of the tower. The HWS will enclose the working deck and provide protection for construction workers and pedestrians below, and will also serve as some eye-catching signage when looking at Aura from down the street.  The HWS will soon be seen from every side of the tower. As construction progresses and moves upwards, so will the HWS.

Stay tuned for more updates.

Aura Has a New Look for Summer

If you have walked by the Yonge and Gerrard area you may have noticed that Aura is sporting a new look.  The covered walkway at street level has been removed on Yonge Street and replaced with an overhead canopy cantilevered from the 5th floor.  This cantilevered structure is for overhead protection so that construction of the tower can continue above.  This impressive overhead canopy is unprecedented in the residential development industry, and is a critical component to allowing the retailers at street level to open for business in the upcoming months without appearing to be operating out of a construction site, and without any obstructions to the retail entrances.

Stay tuned for more updates.