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Old September 30th, 2009, 11:04 PM   #61
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It will be much more shiny!
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Old October 1st, 2009, 11:05 AM   #62
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I don't know, Aon Center is pretty white.
Oh yes, true. But AON isn't considered the tallest of entire USA, right? while FCP is the tallest of all Canada.
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Old October 1st, 2009, 07:46 PM   #63
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Well, you couldn't think of any buildings as tall or as white as FCP, which is why I mentioned Aon because it's taller.
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Old October 2nd, 2009, 10:30 PM   #64
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I don't know, Aon Center is pretty white.
Same architect too.
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Old October 2nd, 2009, 11:06 PM   #65
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Ramako, I didn't know that. how interesting.

Actually, AON and FCP look pretty identical too! except for FCP being the tallest skyscraper in Canada.
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Old October 13th, 2009, 08:53 AM   #66
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Updates?
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Old October 16th, 2009, 04:31 AM   #67
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nothing yet...canada is slow, eh?
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Old October 16th, 2009, 04:38 AM   #68
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nothing yet...canada is slow, eh?
The recladding started about one month ago, but I don't have any pictures.
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Old October 17th, 2009, 03:23 AM   #69
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You know people,I should stop saying random things if I do not have anything actually informative to say,it just makes me look like a fool.
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Old October 30th, 2009, 10:24 PM   #70
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Brookfield Properties Announces Recladding of First Canadian Place in Toronto

TORONTO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sep. 23, 2009-- Brookfield Properties Corporation (BPO: NYSE, TSX), its Canadian-based subsidiary, BPO Properties Ltd. (BPP: TSX), along with ownership partners Canada Pension Plan Investment Board (CPPIB) and Alberta Investment Management Corporation (AIMCo), today announced that First Canadian Place in downtown Toronto will undergo a thorough renovation program, including a total recladding of the building’s exterior with glass spandrel panels to replace the existing white marble. The project will begin immediately and is expected to be completed by the end of 2011.

“This rejuvenation program will reinforce the iconic status of one of Canada’s most prominent and recognizable buildings,” said Tom Farley, President & CEO of Canadian Commercial Operations for Brookfield Properties.

The overall recladding project includes the installation of 7,800 glass spandrel panels on the building fašade, totaling 375,000 square feet; the existing 45,000 pieces of marble will be removed and recycled. One glass spandrel panel replaces eight pieces of marble. The existing windows will remain in place.

The spandrel panels are a laminated glass assembly utilizing ceramic frit as well as clear and opaque interlayer technologies. Inspired by historic patterns and geometry used by First Canadian Place architect Edward Durell Stone, the frit design projects a luminous white texture on the building fašade from top to bottom, updating the original appearance of the white Carrera marble. Bronze laminate glass will be applied along the four recessed vertical corners to emphasize the building’s form and height. Laminate glass was selected for its strength, sustainability and safety.

Moed de Armas & Shannon Architects are the design architects while B+H Architects are the Architects of Record, as they were when the tower was originally built in 1975. The fritting was designed by Doyle Partners.

In addition to the recladding, the office lobbies, retail areas and mechanical and electrical systems of First Canadian Place will undergo extensive renovation. Enhanced energy conservation measures and infrastructure upgrades will be made in order to obtain LEED – EB:OM certification (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design for Existing Buildings: Operations and Maintenance). The update includes a complete chiller and transformer replacement and the installation of high-efficiency toilets and faucets.

First Canadian Place was acquired by Brookfield and its partners in 2005. The 72-storey, 2.8-million-square foot office tower is 95% leased.

Further information on the renovation program can be found at www.redefiningfirst.com.
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Old November 6th, 2009, 07:25 PM   #71
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Any updates on this one?
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Old November 8th, 2009, 04:50 PM   #72
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Just one thing: Why are the corners of First Canadian Place brown-coloured? Facade enhancement purposes?
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Old November 9th, 2009, 01:34 AM   #73
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any progress yet?
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Old November 9th, 2009, 02:26 AM   #74
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Workers were hard at it today



Maybe the new panels are in these crates

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Old November 9th, 2009, 07:14 PM   #75
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yeah, finally!!!! FCP so hardly needed some recladding, specially knowing Pan Am games will come to Toronto!

it will by then be shiny, gleaming beautifully white in the night sky! wow
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Old November 16th, 2009, 09:39 AM   #76
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The company i work for is recladding the BMO ... yes it is going to be glass, but not like BAC. The glass on the straight walls will be white and the glass panels on the corners (the indent) will be a dark bronze...almost black in colour. Clifford Masonary is removing the marble and Sota Glazing is reglazing. Ellis Don is the general contractor. Its scheduled for 2 years.
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Old November 16th, 2009, 09:54 AM   #77
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Sota Glazing is useing BASS INSTALLATION as their unionized labor force in Toronto.

Last edited by 721irnwrkr; November 17th, 2009 at 09:37 AM. Reason: added info about Bass Installation
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Old November 16th, 2009, 04:01 PM   #78
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I am not an expert, but sounds good to me.
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Old November 17th, 2009, 08:17 AM   #79
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I know the podium is supposed to retain its existing marble cladding, but eventually, we may have too see that reclad, also.
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Old November 20th, 2009, 04:07 AM   #80
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simple!
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