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Imagine if they run out of money and it stalls here and were stuck with this for a while. I know it wont happen but that would be pretty wild.
 

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Did anyone catch this in the PNF (2018):
The upgrades to the office tower will include the replacement of the existing façade with a glass curtainwall from the ground level to level 30, an overclad system between levels 31 and 38,along with the addition of mid-level and roof level attractions, and the addition of infill areas below existing cantilevered corners.
Maybe (hopefully) plans have changed since then, but perhaps the delay we're seeing is due to the transition in method between full facade removal and the region where the existing facade will remain under a new over-clad. However, perhaps things have changed due to the pandemic, since the document also mentions preserving occupancy for tenants in the overcladded region. For instance, if the tenants instead vacated and the developer since decided to replace the entire facade, maybe there's been a delay due to needing to change the order for facade materials.
 

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Did anyone catch this in the PNF (2018):


Maybe (hopefully) plans have changed since then, but perhaps the delay we're seeing is due to the transition in method between full facade removal and the region where the existing facade will remain under a new over-clad. However, perhaps things have changed due to the pandemic, since the document also mentions preserving occupancy for tenants in the overcladded region. For instance, if the tenants instead vacated and the developer since decided to replace the entire facade, maybe there's been a delay due to needing to change the order for facade materials.

It looks like from this picture by DZH22 that the structure fore the over clad is already in place. So I wouldn't expect them to change designs at this point.




I always wondered if they would fit out the lower portion & relocate the remaining tenants to the lower floors before starting on the uppers.
 

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Is the overclad going to offer any way to access the gap between the cladding systems? Otherwise, they should seriously steam clean the facade before they encase it in amber.
 

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It looks like from this picture by DZH22 that the structure fore the over clad is already in place. So I wouldn't expect them to change designs at this point.
Keen eye for detail and good catch, Bob. In engineering we have a highly technical term for what this approach represents :rolleyes:

Random, I share your curiosity and hope either/both initial cleaning and maintenance has been accounted for in the design, else we're stuck with a clouded, dirty trapped space over time.

Last thought: maybe there hasn't been a stall in progress after all, as they've been installing the over-clad mounting system and we've just not visually noticed the progress there as we had below with the facade swap.

EDIT: it also looks like those upper floor windows were bigger to begin with in the original facade. I would guess, once the over-clad is in place, that they'll remove the original glass and install some deeper windowsills on the interior side so that the overclad approach is not detectable by interior occupants.
 
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