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While the tower is going to be very tall, it seems like the overall size of each floorplate isn't actually that large (comparatively to the commercial/office buildings that are in the immediate area). Perhaps I am imagining things, and the exterior dimensions will be a lot bigger than the pillars and forms would suggest.

It's certainly picked up pace in terms of going skyward...
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While the tower is going to be very tall, it seems like the overall size of each floorplate isn't actually that large (comparatively to the commercial/office buildings that are in the immediate area). Perhaps I am imagining things, and the exterior dimensions will be a lot bigger than the pillars and forms would suggest.

It's certainly picked up pace in terms of going skyward...
If you look at the first two completed (double height) floors from pillar to pillar... above the white-out retail windows... that square is the floor-plate for the entire tower (except mechanical levels).

If it gets the height increase to 94 storeys... will almost look rather like a "pencil" tower.


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Where is the "increase to 94 floors" coming from? Has the tower design allowed for a height increase?
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Where is the "increase to 94 floors" coming from? Has the tower design allowed for a height increase?
Yes it's engineered to (easily) accommodate the extra 9 floors.

If you saw the early below grade work (including the first super-columns) and then the early above grade work with the jigsaw puzzle of angled steel and massive "octopus" connectors... all to achieve a column-free retail space for the Apple Store)... you got a good look at just how much steel and concrete this tower will live on top of.

The height increase has been applied for and a decision from the city is expected by the end of this year (perhaps next January due to holiday stuff).


Early above grade steel for the retail space. Super-columns and first angled steel.

The tower is built without a traditional elevator core rising in the middle of the tower (from bedrock)... most of the load work carried by the 8 huge super-columns around the floor-plate perimeter.


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