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Luxury rises with first Trump tower in Canada

The economy might be falling, but construction is under way on the luxurious Trump International Hotel and Tower in...

January 15, 2009   Canadian Consulting Engineer

The economy might be falling, but construction is under way on the luxurious Trump International Hotel and Tower in downtown Toronto. At 60 storeys and 281 metres tall, the building will be one of the tallest in Canada.  It is also Trump’s first property to be built in this country.

With a stone-clad base rising to a stepped glass shaft, the tower rises from the southeast corner of Bay and Adelaide in the heart of the banking district, approximately matching the heights of First Canadian Place and Bank of Nova Scotia towers nearby.

Each floor in the Trump tower will have no more than six suites, most having 10-13-ft. high ceilings. The penthouse suites will be between 4,000 and 7,366 sq.ft., and will have libraries, galleries, entry foyers and terraces.

The five-star hotel suites are on the lower levels. At the 30th floor there will be a restaurant and spa with views of Lake Ontario.

Zeidler Partnership is the architect, with Halcrow Yolles as structural engineers and Hidi Rae as mechanical, electrical and communications engineers.  H.H. Angus is vertical transportation consultant, RWDI is wind and environmental consulting, J.E. Coulter is acoustical consultant, Randal Brown & Associates is fire and safety consultant, Speirs and Major and Michael Snow are lighting consultants, KRCMAR is land surveyor, and II BY IV is doing the interior design.

Let’s hope that by 2010 when the project is due to open its doors, there will be enough well-heeled people around to enjoy its palatial luxury.

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