Claridge continues to construct the ICON condo tower at Preston / Carling. This will be the tallest residential tower in Ottawa. Some taller ones have been approved, but are a long way from construction, so for the foreseeable future, the ICON will be it.
Here is a view from the north end of Preston. Beyond the clutter of overhead wires, the building now dominates the view south. The tower is now at 23 floors, ie halfway to its final height:
Here’s another view, from the Carling end. Notice the exterior window modules have been stacked on each of the lower floors, ready to close in the livable space. At the rate of one floor per week (my estimate) there’s still another half year of growing up to do, which means the lower floors would be (theoretically) livable while the upper floors are still being poured:
First windows installed:
Here’s the view of our half icon from Prince of Wales Drive: