Saturday, 18 September 2010

Factoids about the Marilyn Monroe Building and Absolute 5

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Condo Trivia By Stephen Weir
Mississsauga's startling new condominium project. Story appeared in September 18, 2010 Toronto Star. Factoids only on website. Main feature appeared in print.

FACTOIDS

• Absolute 4 (Marilyn Monroe) has a rotation of 207 degrees from the base to the top.
• Absolute 5 has a rotation of 200 degrees from the base to the top.
• Absolute 4 (Marilyn Monroe) will reach 56 storeys. Each level has 9ft ceilings except the penthouse levels which will have 10ft ceilings
• Marilyn Monroe has 428 suites; her shorter companion will have more … 453 in total.
• Marilyn Monroe’s largest suite will be 3,500 sq feet, her smallest will be 545 sq ft
• Marilyn Monroe will have 6 penthouse units, 100 21/2 -bedroom suites, 217 2-bedroom suites and only 28 1-bedroom units. There will be no bachelor units.
• Amount of concrete that has been poured: 4400 cubic meters
• Amount of concrete still to be poured: 1500 cubic meters
• Absolute 4 and 5 share a common garage. There will be 954 parking spaces.
• There will be a retail space built between buildings 4 and 5.
• A 30,000-sq. ft., three-storey recreation center has already been built. It has an indoor and outdoor pool, basketball court, 2 squash courts, weight room, cardio room, games room, 3 party room, 5 furnished guest suites, theater (seats 48), spa, indoor and outdoor whirlpool, men’s and women change room with showers, lockers and sauna/steam room, library room and outdoor barbeque facilities.
• There will be public art in front of Marilyn Monroe building at the corner of Hurontario and Burnhamthorpe.

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