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April 27, 2007

The Crystal Climbers

WILLIAM CONWAY/PROGRESS PHOTOGRAPHY

Work progresses on the Crystal for the expansion project of the Royal Ontario Museum (ROM) at Bloor Street and Queens Park Circle in Toronto. Construction manager Vanbots Construction Corp. started the work in January 2003. The expansion will include galleries, art/book shop and a restaurant.

The Project Team

The ROM expansion project was designed by Studio Daniel Libeskind and Bregman + Hamann Architects in a joint venture. Consultants are: Arup Canada Inc./Halsall Associates (structural); Arup Canada Inc./The Mitchell Partnership (mechanical); Arup Canada Inc./Mulvey & Banani International Inc. (electrical); E.R.A. Architects Inc. (heritage); and Quinn Design Associates Inc. (landscape). Subtrades include: Murray Demolition; Groundworks Construction Co. Ltd.; Blu-Mar Excavating & Grading Ltd.; Anchor Shoring & Caissons Ltd.; Canform Structures Ltd. (formwork/concrete); Coreslab Structures (Ont.) Inc.; Walters Inc. (structural steel); Josef Gartner Inc. (exterior envelope); Sayers & Associates Ltd. (mechanical); The State Group (electrical); OZZ Corp. (electrical); Modern Niagara; Squire Masonry Ltd.; JSL Contract Hardware; Oakdale Drywall; Trillium Architectural Products; Bering Mechanical Ltd.; C & A Tedesco Waterproofing Inc.; Flynn Canada Ltd. (roofing); and Fujitec Canada Inc. (elevators).

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