Montreal condos feature highest residential skybridge in Quebec
By Adam FreillCommercial Construction Residential
Maestria Condominiums project reaches a milestone as the developer successfully completes hoisting and installing the highest suspended skybridge ever built for a residential project in Quebec.
The Maestria Condominiums being built by Groupe Devimco and its partners, the Fonds immobilier de solidarite FTQ and Fiera Real Estate, have reached a milestone as the developer successfully completed hoisting and installing the highest suspended skybridge ever built for a residential project in Quebec. The skybridge will connect the two towers of the province’s largest-ever mixed-use residential megaproject, reaching across the 26th and 27th floors of 58- and 61-storey towers in Montreal.
The hoisting operation tested the limits of engineering as cranes hoisted the nearly 125,000-pound walkway structure roughly 100 metres above the ground. Executed in collaboration with NCK, Lemay, RJC Ingenierie, Sofab and Edyfic Construction, the lift took 1,500 person-hours to complete over a two-week period and involved more than 100 workers.
Work was painstakingly planned and implemented by specialized professionals and contractors who addressed multiple site logistics coordination issues, while also ensuring traffic safety and flow in the surrounding Quartier des Spectacles.
The skybridge will connect more than 40,000 sq. ft. of common areas in the towers, including 2,915 sq. ft. on the 26th floor, and will offer stunning panoramas of downtown Montreal and the St. Lawrence River, as well as an unparalleled view onto Place des Festivals. The $730-million megaproject, which is being built in two phases, will include 700 rental apartments and 1,042 condominium units.
“The successful installation of the highest residential skybridge in Quebec is yet more proof of Devimco’s innovative spirit, and shows that we don’t hesitate to take on any challenge,” said James Goulet, vice-president of acquisitions and development with Groupe Devimco. “The Maestria Condominiums project attests to Groupe Devimco’s innovative vision for developing downtown Montreal and amplifying the arts and culture showcase that is the Quartier des Spectacles.”