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Old March 6th, 2005, 10:06 AM   #1
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TORONTO | Renaissance ROM Development News

ROM = Royal Ontario Museum

This is a $200 Million project by Daniel Libeskind which involves the renovation and expansion of 220,000 square feet of the museum. It will increase the museum's floor area by 70%.

After quite a long period of inactivity, the contruction at the museum has really picked up. The "new" ROM is due to be finished construction in 2006.


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Old March 6th, 2005, 02:12 PM   #2
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We just got one of his building's up in N.London about a year ago.
Its quite nice.








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Old March 6th, 2005, 09:54 PM   #3
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nice to see this one growing in toronto...
and the one in london, wow is great!!!
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Old March 7th, 2005, 04:13 PM   #4
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Lookin good, the best place to pics from is from the McDonalds across the street on the top floor. I love just sitting there and eating and watching this thing go up.
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Old March 7th, 2005, 04:50 PM   #5
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Amazing.
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Old March 8th, 2005, 12:24 AM   #6
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March 6, 2005

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Old March 8th, 2005, 08:10 AM   #7
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Old March 9th, 2005, 05:14 PM   #8
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nice modern architecture! Blends in well with the older building!
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Old March 10th, 2005, 10:57 PM   #9
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Old March 13th, 2005, 10:37 PM   #10
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very interesting, modern building....
I dont know if I like it with the older stone building
but it still nice
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Old March 17th, 2005, 07:58 AM   #11
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Renaissance ROM Update
Phase One Heritage Galleries will open on December 15, 2005

February 24, 2005

The Board of Trustees of the Royal Ontario Museum (ROM) has confirmed an adjusted schedule of openings for the Renaissance ROM expansion and renovation project. As originally planned, the first wave of restored heritage galleries in the existing buildings will open on December 15, 2005 (see below). During the summer of 2006, the Michael Lee-Chin Crystal will open to the public. The second phase of heritage galleries will open through December 2006 and early 2007.

“The Renaissance ROM project remains substantially on time and on budget,” said William Thorsell, Director and CEO of the ROM. “ The opening of the Michael Lee-Chin Crystal will simply move to halfway between the Phase One and Phase Two Heritage Galleries openings. The Crystal’s unique design requires a six-month extension to the original construction schedule of the new wing of the Museum, normal for a construction project of this scope and complexity. We intend to deliver the highest quality museum experience to the public.”

The gallery design process is now 100 % complete, under the direction of Haley Sharpe Design and the ROM’s in-house curators and technical experts. The gallery design teams have delivered gallery designs that bring almost twice as many artifacts out for public display in the new and restored galleries. Tenders have been decided for the fabrication and installation of gallery cases and displays, and it is expected that Phase One gallery spaces will be turned over to the fabricators (of display cases, flooring, lighting etc.) beginning in April 2005. Artifact installation will follow for the Asian galleries (in the heritage Philosophers’ Walk building) and the Gallery of Canada: First Peoples (in the Weston Heritage Building).

Graywood Developments Ltd. was confirmed as the selected partner for the proposed redevelopment of 90 Queen’s Park. The Board authorized staff to enter into negotiations with Graywood on a project for the Museum-owned site of the former Planetarium that will include residential and Museum uses. This capital development is not included in the scope of the current Renaissance ROM project.

Revised Schedule for Renaissance ROM:

Phase One Heritage Galleries: December 15, 2005

Michael Lee-Chin Crystal: Summer 2006

Phase Two Heritage Galleries: December 2006 through early 2007

PHASE ONE HERITAGE GALLERIES
Opening Date: December 15, 2005

Approximately 90,000 square feet of public space:
T.T. Tsui Gallery of Chinese Art
Matthews Family Chinese Sculpture Court
Bishop White Gallery of Chinese Temple Art
Gallery of Chinese Architecture
Herman Herzog Levy Gallery
Gallery of Korea
Prince Takamado Gallery of Japan
Gallery of Canada: First Peoples
A.G. Leventis Foundation Gallery of Ancient Cyprus
Gallery of Bronze Age Greece
Rotunda Café
Samuel Hall H Currelly Gallery
Learning Centre
Theatre ROM, to be renamed in honour of Signy & Cléophée Eaton
Lower Rotunda

Temporary Exhibitions:
Lalique in Canada - Samuel European Galleries
Korea Around 1900: The Paintings of Gisan - H.H. Levy Gallery
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Old May 20th, 2005, 12:02 AM   #13
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Talk about a weird framework!
That thing is confusing!
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Old May 20th, 2005, 03:59 PM   #14
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Wow ! thats looks great !
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Old May 21st, 2005, 10:56 PM   #15
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Everytime I see this creature I'm not sure if it is progressing or has recently collapsed with many casualties... nuts.


Who want's to be the project manager on this one?
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Old May 22nd, 2005, 04:29 AM   #16
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looks a lot farther along then it did last summer!
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Old June 24th, 2005, 08:27 PM   #17
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Final Major Steel Beam Arrives at ROM for Michael Lee-Chin Crystal

Beam will be signed by ROM donors and workers before Topping Off Ceremony in mid-July.


(Toronto, Ontario – June 24, 2005) The Royal Ontario Museum (ROM) announced the arrival of the steel beam that will be raised in a Topping Off Ceremony to mark the completion of the steel structure of the new Museum addition, the Michael Lee-Chin Crystal. The 40-foot long, three-pronged beam has been painted white and was delivered at the construction site already bearing the signatures of employees of Walters Inc., the steel fabricators for the Renaissance ROM expansion project. Steelworkers, construction workers, project engineers, Museum staff, and major donors to the Renaissance ROM project will also sign the beam.

The Topping Off ceremony is expected to be held on Tuesday, July 12, 2005, when the large signed beam will be hoisted into its final position at a height of about 70 feet, directly over the new main entrance to the Crystal on Bloor Street West. Topping Off ceremonies are a historic tradition in construction projects, held to celebrate the completion of the structure of a building. It is customary to raise the signed final beam decorated with flags; an evergreen tree is also raised to mark an accident-free construction site.

The next stage of construction includes fireproofing the steel beams, installing metal decks and concrete floors, and conducting cladding surveys. The first cladding will be placed in Fall 2005. The Michael Lee-Chin Crystal is scheduled to open to the public during summer of 2006.

As part of Renaissance ROM, the first of the new and renovated galleries, including a new wing devoted to Far Eastern art and archaeology and a new gallery for Canadian First Peoples, will open in the Museum’s heritage buildings in December 2005.

For more information on Renaissance ROM, please visit www.rom.on.ca/renaissance

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Old June 25th, 2005, 03:20 AM   #18
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Wow!
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Old June 25th, 2005, 04:43 PM   #19
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100% Libeskind!
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amazingly stupied..
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