Museum House rises above its namesake on Bloor

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The Royal Ontario Museum’s Michael Lee-Chin Crystal appears to point at the Museum House condo under construction across Bloor St.

 

Nearly there: With only three storeys left to build, and windows already installed on more than half its floors, Museum House on Bloor is drawing some attention away from its famous namesake across Bloor Street — the Royal Ontario Museum (ROM). The slender luxury condo tower will top off soon at its full 19-storey height, offering a mere 26 “discerning residences” to its very well-heeled buyers (fully detailed descriptions of the building and its suites are provided on the Museum House website.) Below are some fresh Museum House construction pics I shot this afternoon, along with a slideshow of other photos taken since 2008. I hope Museum House enjoys its moments in the limelight, while they last, because a much taller condo project is waiting in the wings to steal its thunder. Right next door is the site for the proposed Exhibit Residences condo tower, which is currently accepting registrations from interested potential purchasers. Sales for that project haven’t been launched yet, but its website does give some sneak peeks at the dramatic design being considered for Exhibit, as you’ll see in the three images at the bottom of this post.

 

January 9 2011 view of construction progress at Museum House on Bloor

 

January 9 2011 view of construction progress at Museum House on Bloor

 

January 9 2011 View of newly installed windows in Museum House

 

January 9 2011 view of Museum House (right) and One Bedford condos

 

January 9 2011 view of construction progress at Museum House on Bloor

 

Museum House construction crane reflects in the ROM’s Michael Lee-Chin Crystal

 

Bloor Street West site for proposed Exhibit Residences Condo Tower

 

Artistic rendering of proposed Exhibit Residences condo tower

 

Artistic rendering of proposed Exhibit Residences condo tower

 

Artistic rendering of proposed Exhibit Residences condo tower

 

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