City Scenes: Digging itself into a deep hole

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Couture Condos

February 8 2011: A Caterpillar 321C excavator digs at the top of a tall pile of earth in the southeast corner of the Couture Condos excavation site on Ted Rogers Way in the Bloor/Jarvis neighbourhood.

 

Couture Condos

February 8 2011: Foundation construction for the 44-storey condo tower proceeds on the northern two-thirds of the project site while excavation continues on the southern section, next to the X Condos tower.

 

Couture Condos excavation progress

February 16 2011: The huge mound of earth doesn’t seem to be getting any smaller

 

Couture Condos excavation and foundation construction

March 16 2011: The pile of earth in the southeast corner has shrunk considerably, and foundation construction has commenced at the southwest corner of the site.

 

Couture Condos excavation and foundation construction

March 16 2011: The Cat excavator sits at the P4 level of the Couture site — the lowest parking level for the highrise condo building.

 

Couture Condos excavation and foundation construction

March 24 2011: The Cat excavator gets a helping hand from above the day after a late March snowfall.

 

Couture Condos foundation constructio

April 2 2011: The excavation is nearly complete in the southeast corner as P4 foundation construction approaches the Cat excavator.

 

Couture Condos foundation construction

April 22 2011: With the excavation finished in the southeast corner, construction of the rest of the P4 level foundation proceeds quickly.

 

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