High Rise Buildings

401 Bay Street, Toronto, ON

After world war ll ended, the majority of European cities had suffered major bomb damage and loss of infrastructure. In the early 50's, system built construction was introduced to provide the necessary buildings and infrastructure. In North America and around the world, High rise office blocks and apartments were constructed. Steel and concrete framed buildings with masonry panel cladding became common construction practice and many of these buildings and now showing signs of age. Problems developed as a result of construction defects, corrosion to reinforcing bars and panel ties or just old age. Unsightly to occupants and ever increasing liability to the owners. This is the story of one such building. constructed. Steel and concrete framed buildings with masonry panel cladding became common construction practice and many of these buildings and now showing signs of age. Problems developed as a result of construction defects, corrosion to reinforcing bars and panel ties or just old age. Unsightly to occupants and ever increasing liability to the owners. This is the story of one such building.


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