Mizrahi Developments



Urban Toronto | January 07, 2021

Towering Supercolumns Extend “The One” Higher Above Yonge and Bloor

Mizrahi Developments‘ The One strutted into 2021 with a salvo to shore up its aim of be Toronto’s and Canada’s tallest building. Approved at 85-storeys and 308.6-metres, the plan would add nine additional storeys to bring The One to 94 storeys and 338.3 metres. If those extra storeys are approved, The One would preserve its title when the SkyTower—now getting under construction at the Pinnacle One Yonge site at the foot of Yonge Street—tops off at 312.5 metres. In the meantime, the height increase proposal overshadowed some impressive construction progress at The One, which has made significant strides in forming and assembly for its complex hybrid exoskeleton structural system, designed by UK-based starchitects Foster + Partners with Toronto’s Core Architects.

We last checked in on the “supertall” tower’s construction status roughly one month ago, when preparations were being made for a substantial concrete pour to form the second-floor slab. Preparations back in early December included a double-height scaffold spanning through the massive ground floor flagship retail space, providing crews with a work area to begin laying rebar atop floor forms, and surrounding the exposed caps of the eight 40-tonne steel-core, concrete-encased supercolumns and smaller canted crossbeams.

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