December 6, 2022

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In pictures | Installation of the tallest suspended residential walkway in Quebec

In pictures |  Installation of the tallest suspended residential walkway in Quebec

At more than 100 meters high, a footbridge now connects the two towers of Mastria, an ambitious condominium project in the heart of the Quartier des Glass. This newcomer installation in the panorama of downtown Montreal caught the eye of the curious on Sunday morning.

Posted at 9:00 p.m.

Myssa Fera

Myssa Fera
Press

Photos: Dominic Gravel

Photos: Dominic Gravel
Press

Photo by Dominic Gravel, Press

In all, 125,000 pounds: that’s the weight of a footbridge built over the weekend. Installation of such a structure is not an easy task. The first obstacle: the weather. The event was originally scheduled for Saturday but was delayed by guests. “For two weeks, I checked the temperature several times a day. Winds should not exceed 25 km per hour, ”said Matthew LeBlanc, Director, Edifice Construction.

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The assembly of Footbridge required 1500 hours of installation in two weeks and involved more than 100 workers. Two cranes from different companies were used to increase the construction. Since this was the first in Quebec, we had to find cranes that could do the job, explained Matthew LeBlanc. “Such a catwalk, you climb once in a lifetime. ⁇

Photo by Dominic Gravel, Press

There is no question of distorting the panorama with this “unique” project, emphasizes Marco Fontaine, Vice President of Residential Development, Sales and Marketing at Group Devimco. “We tried to make it into an ornament to turn it into two iconic towers in Montreal. [panorama] Montreallers to all. So restraint was in order. The glazed walkway is transparent, while the towers are slightly darker.

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The road connecting the two towers serves as a “suspended lodge,” Mr Fontaine explained. Residents can sit there and watch outdoor shows and many events that have brought fame to the field. They can also go out on the walkway where two meter protective barriers have been fixed.

Photo by Dominic Gravel, Press

The $ 730 million, two-phase Maestria project will include 700 rental apartments and 1,042 condominiums. Footbridge is set for 26thAnd And 27And The floors of the buildings connect the two aerial towers on the 58th and 61st floors.

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