Pit stops: Checking out excavation activity at Fashion House, Motion Apartments and U Condos

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Fashion House condos on King Street West

March 29 2011: Excavation at the NE corner of the Fashion House site

 

Motion on Bay apartment tower

March 22 2011: Motion on Bay apartment tower excavation at Bay & Dundas Streets

 

U Condos condo tower excavation

April 1 2011: U Condos condo tower excavation at Bay and St Mary Streets

 

Digging deeper: Excavations for three new highrise residential buildings are moving steadily along in three different downtown areas.

The digs at Fashion House Condos on King Street West, Motion Apartments on Bay at Dundas, and U Condos on Bay near Yorkville, all are more than one underground level deep at parts of their respective construction sites. But while excavation activity is underway on almost the entire Motion on Bay site, digging is limited to certain perimeter points at Fashion House and U Condos. Pile driving and shoring activity continues at both of those sites, where roughly three-quarters of the ground on each property has yet to be broken.

Below is a series of recent photos showing excavation progress at each building site. To view building renderings and pictures I’ve published previously, see my January 24 post on Fashion House, my January 29 post for Motion on Bay, and my February 4 and March 18 posts on U Condos.

 

Fashion House condos on King Street West

March 29 2011: View from King Street of the Fashion House site

 

Fashion House condos on King Street West

March 29 2011: Activity at the northwest corner of the Fashion House site

 

Fashion House condos on King Street West

March 29 2011: Activity at the northwest corner of the Fashion House site

 

Fashion House condos on King Street West

March 29 2011: Excavation at the north side of the Fashion House site

 

Fashion House condos on King Street West

March 29 2011: Activity at the NE corner of the Fashion House site

 

Motion on Bay Apartments

February 15 2011: Northwest view of Motion on Bay excavation

 

Motion on Bay Apartments excavation progress

February 15 2011: The north half of the Motion on Bay construction site

 

Motion on Bay Apartments excavation progress

March 22 2011: Excavation activity at the SW corner of the Motion site

 

Motion on Bay Apartments excavation progress

March 22 2011: Shoring and excavation equipment at the Motion site

 

U Condos on Bay Street below Yorkville

April 1 2011: Digging away at the southwest corner of the U Condos site

 

U Condos on Bay Street below Yorkville

April 1 2011: Excavator digging at the NW corner of the U Condos site

 

U Condos on Bay Street below Yorkville

April 1 2011: The dig is more than one level deep at U Condos’ western perimeter

 

U Condos on Bay Street below Yorkville

April 1 2011: A closer view of the depth of the excavation at the northwest corner

 

U Condos on Bay Street below Yorkville

April 1 2011: Excavation depth along the property’s western perimeter

 

U Condos on Bay Street below Yorkville

April 1 2011: St Mary Street view of activity at the east end of the site

 

U Condos on Bay Street below Yorkville

April 1 2011: Preparing the Bay Street side of the site for excavation


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