The Bow Hi-Rise
The Bow is a truly iconic building and is inarguably one of the most complex high rises in North America, if not globally, from a structural framing point of view.View Project »
The Bay-Adelaide Centre West (Phase 1) Tower in Toronto was the first steel-framed, high rise building to be constructed in Toronto in over 10 years and the only LEED certified Core and Shell Gold office building. The building is designed as a landmark signature tower, with a distinctive rooftop silhouette that leaves an architectural imprint on the skyline. Standing at 52 storeys, this AAA building is home to some of Canada’s top-tier companies including Thomson Reuters.
Walters was responsible for the detailing, fabrication, and erection of the 52 floors of structural steel framing. We supplied connection/construction engineering, detailing, fabrication, and erection of 9,500 tons of structural steel, the metal deck, and supplied crane and operation.
The design of the building integrates the 11-storey historic façade of the former National Building. Interfacing the steel with the historical façade was delicate work.
Working within a tight footprint was also a challenge. We developed and built our own crane climbing system to work within the site logistics and to meet the tight schedule.