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Old December 10th, 2007, 05:23 PM   #81
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Is it going to get larger as it goes up sort of like Ritz Carlton beside it?
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Old December 10th, 2007, 07:22 PM   #82
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good question, hopefully so...would be a nice complement. probably not though, from what they have built so far it looks like a box...some other rederings that misuse proportions and stylize the rendering have popped up around toronto.
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Old December 10th, 2007, 08:27 PM   #83
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December 10, 2007
The Cadillac Fairview Corporation Limited: RBC Centre Achieves Gold Standard for Going Green
Cadillac Fairview's RBC Centre is the first major office tower in Canada built to LEED Gold NC Standard

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Dec. 10, 2007) - The Cadillac Fairview Corporation Limited officially announced today that the 1.2-million-sq.ft. RBC Centre in Toronto's financial district will be built to a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Gold NC standard, as defined by The Canadian Green Building Council (CaGBC).

The LEED Green Building Rating System is the internationally-accepted measurement for sustainable sites, water efficiency, energy and atmosphere, materials and resources, and indoor environmental quality. The state-of- the-art technology employed by RBC Centre will set a new standard of quality, energy efficiency, and user comfort for triple-A office buildings in Canada.

"Cadillac Fairview is proud to be leading the real estate industry with a LEED Gold NC building. The NC designation is a comprehensive approach to environmental sustainability, where both the landlord and the tenant contribute to operating efficiencies, and all benefit from related savings. This will be the first major (more than 1 million square feet) triple-A office building to be built to LEED Gold NC standards in Canada", says Wayne Barwise, Senior VP, Office Development.

RBC Centre, scheduled to open in June, 2009 is a 43-storey, office building located on the southwest corner of Wellington and Simcoe Streets, across from Roy Thomson Hall. RBC and RBC Dexia together are the lead tenants and together will lease approximately half of the building.

"This is a very exciting development for us," said Chitwant Kohli, Vice-President, Corporate Real Estate, RBC. "The RBC Centre provides us with an opportunity to address our premises needs by providing a quality, energy efficient work environment for our employees. Further, its environmental standards will help to reduce our operational footprint, which is good business sense and is the smart thing to do."

Achieving LEED NC

To achieve LEED NC (New Construction) certification, both the base building and leased tenant spaces must comply with the requirements of the Green Rating System. By comparison, LEED CS (Core and Shell) certification limits the requirements of LEED components to only the landlord's base building and does not require compliance by tenant occupied spaces. Accordingly, an NC-certified building is "greener" and more energy efficient than a CS-certified building.

With LEED Gold NC, RBC Centre is estimated to achieve a 50% energy savings relative to buildings built to the Canadian National Energy Code.

RBC Centre incorporates state-of-the-art, energy efficient operating systems, including:

- Automated Systems for lighting, window blinds and light shelves

- Raised Floors for efficient HVAC, electrical and communications distribution.

- Curtain Wall with sun shades, operable windows and floor-to-ceiling insulated glass - 11'-3" high for greater natural light and fresh air.

- Water Collection and high-efficiency recycling systems

- Low-emitting Materials

- Enwave Deep Lake Water Cooling - Refrigeration requires 90% less energy than conventional systems.

- 100% Back-up Power - Bi-fuel emergency generators provide 100% power to all electrical systems

Consistent with Cadillac Fairview's proud history of environmental stewardship and its ongoing commitment to corporate social responsibility, RBC Centre is a model of state-of-the-art sustainable building in the commercial real estate industry that will prompt other developers to follow this important trend.

RBC Centre is sure to be one of the most prestigious addresses in Canada. Connected to the 53-storey Ritz-Carlton Hotel and Residences Toronto (which Cadillac Fairview jointly owns), it will be a gateway for major business in the downtown core. Just steps away from multiple eateries and shops, the building will also be fully accessible via Toronto's PATH system.

About The Cadillac Fairview Corporation Limited

The Cadillac Fairview Corporation Limited is one of North America's largest investors, owners and managers of commercial real estate. For more than 50 years Cadillac Fairview has been leading the way in commercial real estate with innovative design, development and management. Cadillac Fairview focuses on high quality office properties and regional shopping centres in Canada and the United States and oversees equity investments in real estate companies and international investment funds. With a portfolio valued at more than $15 billion, Cadillac Fairview and its affiliates own and manage 83 properties, including some of Canada's landmark developments such as Toronto-Dominion Centre, the Toronto Eaton Centre, Sherway Gardens, Carrefour Laval, Chinook Centre and Pacific Centre.

Cadillac Fairview is wholly-owned by the Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan, which invests to secure the retirement income of 271,000 active and retired teachers in Ontario.

About RBC

Royal Bank of Canada (RY on TSX and NYSE) and its subsidiaries operate under the master brand name of RBC. We are Canada's largest bank as measured by assets and market capitalization and one of North America's leading diversified financial services companies. We provide personal and commercial banking, wealth management services, insurance, corporate and investment banking, and transaction processing services on a global basis. We employ approximately 70,000 full- and part-time employees who serve more than 15 million personal, business, public sector and institutional clients throughout offices in Canada, the U.S. and 36 other countries. For more information, please visit www.rbc.com.

For more information about RBC Centre please go to www.rbccentre.ca.

To see RBC Centre - LEED Gold NC please check the following link: http://www.ccnmatthews.com/docs/CadillacRBC.pdf
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Old December 10th, 2007, 10:17 PM   #84
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Very good news. Now let's get platinum!
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Old December 11th, 2007, 07:19 AM   #85
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Photos taken today. Windows have been installed on the west side of the building.

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East side looking south.

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A closeup and the small windows can be opened, you can see the window latch.

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Southeast corner, you can see the red CBC building in the background.

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From the Festival Lightbox construction site you can see RBC Centre rising to the left of Metro Hall.

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Old December 11th, 2007, 08:59 AM   #86
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Nice cladding!
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Old December 11th, 2007, 11:42 PM   #87
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Love the glass!!!
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Old December 30th, 2007, 09:28 PM   #88
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She's lookin big!

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Old December 31st, 2007, 05:18 AM   #89
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Great update! Slowly but surely...
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Old January 5th, 2008, 05:57 PM   #90
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Nice Update!!
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Old February 2nd, 2008, 04:21 AM   #91
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January 2008

Construction continues on schedule. Concrete slabs will be poured for floor levels 13, 14, 15 and 16 in the tower area. Forming and pouring of the ground floor slab in the south half of the podium will continue. Forming for the second floor slab in the north podium area will commence this month. The area south of the podium does not continue above the street level but becomes a paved Courtyard. Elevator installation will begin with the installation of the first rails in the shafts. Preparation will start for installation of the floating floor system on the 11th floor mechanical rooms. The installation of the base building permanent lighting will continue throughout the parking levels. The adjacent Ritz-Carlton project will continue forming and pouring the ground floor slab.



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Old February 2nd, 2008, 10:11 AM   #92
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13 floors built already?
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Old February 2nd, 2008, 10:23 PM   #93
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I would imagine that this one needs to rise a bit faster since it is likely that its cranes are fighting with those of the Ritz Carlton for space. In addition, those of the Ritz Carlton are pretty close to the CBC Broadcast Centre so it's a tight space.
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Old February 2nd, 2008, 10:25 PM   #94
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13 floors built already?
looks like they're working now on the 13th
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Those pictures are a month old though, it should be quite a bit taller than 13 floors.
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Old February 6th, 2008, 03:10 AM   #96
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Great update from current in the Toronto forum

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Photos taken February 4, podium glass is being installed.

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Close-up of a glass panel that is ready to be installed and you can see the reflection of Roy Thompson Hall in the background.
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Looking west at the newly installed podium glass with Metro Hall in the background.
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A render of the building and in comparison with the newly installed glass visible behind the render on the top right. I thought that they were going to use concrete or metal panels so I was surprised to see the glass being installed. Eventually near the top will be a large RBC logo.
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Northeast corner of the building at Simcoe and Wellington.
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From Union Station looking west, Royal York Hotel to the right and Simcoe Place to the left of the RBC Centre with Metro Hall behind it.
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February 2008

Construction continues on schedule. The self-climbing core forming system, for the Tower elevator core, and pouring of the concrete for these walls, will continue upwards ahead of the concrete floor slabs. Concrete slabs will be poured for floor levels 15, 16, and 17 in the tower area. Curtainwall installation in the tower will be completed on levels 8, 9, 10 and 11. Elevator installation will continue in the high rise bank and service elevators. Preparation will start for installation of the floating floor system on the 11th floor mechanical rooms. Forming and pouring of the second floor slab in the north podium area will continue.



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Construction continues on schedule. Concrete for the 17th, 18th and 19th floors of the tower portion are being poured. Concrete for the 2nd and 3rd floors of the podium section are being poured. Glass curtainwall for the 10th, 11th and 12th floors is being installed. Elevator installation will continue in the high rise bank and service elevators. Mechanical and electrical trades will continue with their rough ins throughout the tower floors. The adjacent Ritz Carlton development will continue pouring the ground and 2nd floor slabs





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wow! the cladding looks great
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