Part 16: Construction of the Centre for Computing and Engineering


Feb. 3, 2004, 12:40pm
Delivery and installation of the third-floor heat-exchanger
blocks traffic on Dalhousie.

Feb. 4, 2004, 12:42pm
Looking North from Dundas and Dalhousie;
Tim Hortons and Downtown Pizza will see increased business
this time next year.

Feb. 4, 2004, 12:45pm
Welding the second floor railings at the North end of the building.

Feb. 6, 2004, 12:40pm
East-central stairwell construction begins.

Feb. 6, 2004, 12:40pm
Roof is (nearly) completed; railings remain to be added to the fourth floor.

Feb. 11, 2004, 12:40pm
Second floor glass is done. The south-west areas without glass
will be filled with yellow brick. Note the roof construction,
around the elevator shaft, that will house the HVAC systems.

Feb. 19, 2004, 12:38pm
View from Church and Dundas looking north.

Feb. 11, 2004, 12:35pm
A closeup of the southern stairwell
which will be enclosed in glass.

Feb. 11, 2004, 12:40pm
Delivery of more girders.

Feb. 11, 2004, 12:38pm
A peek under the plastic sheet reveals
that glass has been installed to enclose the first floor.

Feb. 11, 2004, 12:35pm
The concrete was trimmed on four floors.
No doubt, a costly mistake
which delayed the glass installation.

Feb. 13, 2004, 12:37pm
Delivery of more "Stuff".

Feb. 18, 2004, 12:44pm
The center portion (main entrance) of the first floor remains un-glassed.

Feb. 18, 2004, 12:40pm
The exterior of fourth floor is not even close to being complete.

Feb. 18, 2004, 12:35pm
Close-up of the scissor-jack and windows on the first floor. The white tanks on the right
are empty propane tanks used to power the heaters drying the concrete.
The yellow material is solid insulation.

Feb. 18, 2004, 12:47pm
The cherry-picker is used to access the higher floors from the outside.

Feb. 18, 2004, 12:49pm
The central stairs on Dalhousie.

Feb. 23, 2004, 12:40pm
Hmmm...something is different...

Feb. 24, 2004, 12:49pm
Looks like there was another (minor) "oops"
that needed correcting before the pane is attached.

Feb. 25, 2004, 8:10pm
This is why we have mid-winter breaks.

Feb. 25, 2004, 8:10pm
Rocky Raccoon, the E&CE Dept. mascot, visits the building site.

Feb. 25, 2004, 12:40pm
On going construction on the Dalhousie side; the central stairwell is just to the left.

Feb. 26, 2004, 12:40pm
Removal of the scaffolding and forms from the North stairs begins.

Feb. 26, 2004, 12:41pm
A view of the CN tower and the Cadillac Fairview tower.
Note that the glass panes block most of the sunlight.
This glass is specially manufactured with ceramic discs
sandwiched between two panes. The discs reflect
most of the infra-red radiation, keeping the building cool.

Feb. 27, 2004, 12:40pm
The embedded ceramic discs are clearly visible
in this closeup of a glass-pane.

Feb. 27, 2004, 12:38
Work begins on the central entrance on Church Street.

Feb. 27, 2004, 12:45pm
The forms are removed from the north stairs.
It looks like there is access to a roof-top
viewing deck enclosed in glass.

Photography and Commentary: Luis Fernandes.

Camera details: 3.2 megapixel Canon S30 SureShot with 3X optical zoom; Av F2.8 - 8.0; Tv 1/1500 - 15 sec; ISO 50 - 800; manual or automatic focus and light-metering capable.

Other Notes: Original photos have a resolution of 1600x1200 pixels. Panoramas are created using Adobe Photoshop to “stitch-together” 2 or more images and optionally touched-up to fill blank spaces.