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.
Wow! The clouds do add to the photo.
Yes, they make it kind of spooky don’t they? 🙂
Very cool Cindy. I haven’t noticed these but know you have my curiosity going so I’ll have to find them.
Detective Edith, on the case!! LOL They are really cool, but the detail in the shot kind of deteriorates when you make it smaller for the internet. The original size looks a lot better :). We were at the ROM, and headed South to Lakeshore Blvd., and then West on Lakeshore, and they’re on the North side.
The whole thing would have remained a mystery to me. Congrats on using Google to research this and all your questions! By the way, this is a terrific shot. 🙂
Google is my best friend!! LOL Thanks Dor 🙂
Gosh! We have a “sky bridge” downtown..but it’s not SO high up!! Love the image with everything in the picture..nice job 🙂
I’m not sure I would have the guts to go on it that’s for sure!!! Thanks Suzanne :).
What in the world is the use of a sky bridge this high up on 2 condo towers? Is it a shopping mall inside the bridge? Coffee shops?
Apparently the first floor is a bar/lounge and the second floor is split into 2 multi-million dollar condos! I don’t think I would be very comfortable living there :).
Oh yuck! Is this some kind of status symbol? What about the condos lost by anchoring the bridge?
I know, it looks kind of ugly if you ask me, but apparently it is not finished yet. The Concord sign will be coming off and the areas finished where the bridge joins to the buildings. It’s different, that’s for sure!!