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Lifting the Mosaic Floor out of 197 Yonge

Preservation work on 197 Yonge St. continues with the delicate removal of the Mosaic floor. The floor has been cut into 5 sections and the removal was accomplished via crane. The floor will now be stored during the construction process to prevent it from being damaged. Enjoy the photos!

QUICK 5: FIVE QUESTIONS FOR GORAN SKARA OF TUCKER HIRISE

FROM THE MASSEY TOWER FALL NEWSLETTER: In this issue, we sit down with The Massey Tower construction site manager Goran Skara of Tucker HiRise. Goran is the former site manager of Toronto’s new Four Seasons Hotel and Residences. We had a brief bio prepared for Goran but after he read through it, he insisted it would not suffice. We asked Goran, “In a nutshell, how would you describe yourself?” His response: “Tonnes of experience, tonnes of energy, and a great head of hair.” With that said lets learn a little more about Goran: FAVOURITE PART OF MASSEY TOWER: The major complexities – tight build, raft slab, hoist deliveries, post tension slab, helicopter interference, neighbour interference, TIFF, St. Michael’s Hospital, DOWNTOWN BUILDING AT IT’S EXTREME! This project should be on Discovery Extreme Builds. FAVOURITE MASSEY HALL MOMENT : I haven’t seen any musical concerts but I have seen many stand-up comics at the Hall. I laughed so hard at one of these events that I pulled some muscles in my back. It made for a rough weekend, but definitely worth it! GORDON LIGHTFOOT OR RUSH? Gordon Lightfoot. WINE & CHEESE OR BEER & PRETZELS? Both MOTTO : Work Harder all the [...]