December 12, 2012
It’s been a few months since I’ve updated you on the MaRS Phase 2 construction progress. Here’s a snapshot of what’s been happening next door.
The penthouse is bustling with activity—we now have the major pieces of equipment on site that will complete the mechanical and electrical infrastructure of the building, including electrical switchboards, mechanical units and generators. Some of you may have seen some of these large items being hoisted to the top of our building over the past few months.
The curtain wall is now up to the penthouse level, giving the building the life and shape we’ve been seeing in renderings.
Our atrium connection is taking shape with the skylight glazing and heritage restoration work now complete.
What’s coming next
As you may recall, MaRS Phase 2 is a core and shell building, and a major milestone will be met in February 2013 when our tenants start their interior construction. The Ontario Institute for Cancer Research will be starting work in February and will be expanding from the existing MaRS South Tower to Phase 2.
Landscaping and atrium finishes will soon start and mechanical and electrical trades will continue with their excellent progress.
We continue to look forward to watching our building come to life!