Terri Meyer Boake BES BArch MArch LEED AP
Associate Professor :: Associate Director :: School of Architecture :: University of Waterloo

Renovation to the Royal Ontario Museum

Studio Daniel Libeskind

Toronto, Ontario


Project Information:

Design Architect: Studio Daniel Libeskind
Local Architects: Bregman and Hamann
Steel Fabrication: Walters Inc.
General Contractor: Vanbots Construction Corporation

track the construction progress on the live webcams: link

Project Images: ...crystal construction continues ... november 2004
Pieces in the yard ready for shipping.
A close view of the thickness of the base plate for the piece illustrated to the left.
And this is the same piece installed.
Supervision and document checking takes place in the midst of the site.

Offloading another truck of components.
These are organized on the site, ready for erection.

An overall view on November 25 showing the initial crystal complete and the next one underway.
A view from inside the ROM onto the main floor of the new addition. The ROM has provided numerous viewpoints from the interior of the museum from which to view the construction progress, as well as daily tours at 1:30pm.

A view looking north through the addition from the ground floor of the ROM.
A view looking down at the intersection of the latest crystal with the initial crystal, taken from the second floor.
An overall view of the first crystal, complete.
One of the more complicated connections...
A view from the third floor of the existing museum looking down at the latest crystal, under construction.
Some of the more recent steel connections.
Detailed view of outer face of the first crystal.
Overall view of ring trusses that are used to stablize the first crystal.
A view of one of the ring trusses on the first crystal that is used in part to stabilize the construction.
A view of the overall site from the northwest showing work beginning on the masonry wing at the far west of the existing ROM.

These images are for educational use only and may not be reproduced commercially without written permission. tboake@sympatico.ca

Updated June 17, 2007


June 17, 2007