It’s true that condo delays and late occupancies seem the norm with construction projects nowadays, yet it still appears to those not affected by those delays that the projects come together incredibly quickly.
It certainly feels as though I only took this photo yesterday (even though it was actually early spring), when I looked down on Lumiere from my 30-something story condo across the street compared to today, when I now have to lift my head to see the top of the building. At that time, I was watching the process of construction with an enviable view in close proximately to my own west-facing window. Enviable, I suppose, visually, but not so much noise or dust-wise.
The one clear advantage besides learning more about the building development was the images I now have of the suite layouts and proportions.
After watching the building grow all of those months and imagining the feel of the hallways and rooms, it was truly exciting to walk through those spaces in real life once I finally had the opportunity to enter the building. It was like stepping into blueprints on a grand scale.
So now the crane is gone, the exterior elevator has be removed and the finishing touches are being put on the upper level suites and the roof-top garden. I must say that I am very impressed by the quality of this condo project from observing the building grow from the ground up!