I don’t know about you, but I love to Google!! I’m curious by nature, and I need to have answers to my questions because I crave knowledge. That’s just the way I am. Before Google I would often be left frustrated if I couldn’t figure something out, but now the world is literally at my fingertips. I Google every day, many times a day in fact, and I am stubborn enough to search and search until I find the answer. I really should have a research oriented job, but so far I haven’t found that dream job :).
On a recent visit to Toronto, Ontario, we were driving out of the downtown region to head home, and I noticed these unique buildings. They puzzled me because I have never seen buildings joined together like this, and they are left looking unfinished. What is the purpose of the centre section? Is it just for decoration or advertisement? Is it temporary or permanent? When I was going through my photos last night, I found this photo again and decided that it was time to consult Google, but would Google be able to answer such a random inquiry? Well, if you know how to ask the question, Google can answer anything!
According to http://www.cbc.ca, “A massive steel and glass structure has been hauled up 30 storeys and wedged between two condominium towers at Concord Adex’s CityPlace condominium development in downtown Toronto. The so-called SkyBridge — which weighs 450 tonnes is three storeys high, and 40 metres long — was hauled up overnight on Monday (June 25, 2012) and attached to the two Parade condominium buildings located just west of Spadina Avenue and north of Lake Shore Boulevard West. The structure, which was pre-assembled, was lifted in one piece some 33 storeys.”
It’s still very bizarre looking, but at least my curiosity is satisfied now :). What do you think of these buildings?
On a side note, at first I thought I would crop this photo so that only the two Concord buildings would show, but I actually prefer the original shot because it gives you a better perspective of the size of these buildings. I also love the atmosphere that the clouds give to this photo.