While the big news back in November was the removal of the hoist, progress at the JW Marriott has continued, with detail and finishing work now well underway. The last few pieces of glass paneling and spandrel are now being installed as the 56-storey, 191-metre, mixed-use high-rise nears completion within the ICE District. 

JW Marriott, top of the tower, image by Forum contributor Daveography

Visible below, the last few decorative panels will soon be applied to the podium, thereby completing the contrast of blue and brownish-red glass that demarcates the two structures. Designed by Hariri Pontarini Architects and DIALOG, the smooth-edged tower stands in stark contrast to its rectilinear podium. 

JW Marriott, cladding still to go up, image by Forum contributor Daveography

Notable for its smooth exterior, broken up only by the selective presence of balconies, the JW Marriott will forever remain a stylistic rival and counterpoint to its immediate neighbor - Stantec Tower

JW Marriott, tower and podium view, JW Marriott, cladding still to go up, image by Forum contributor Daveography

The finished product will be comprised of 262 condo units placed atop a 346-room hotel, the combination of residential and short-term stay units to serve the ICE District well. A keystone project for the neighbourhood, the JW Marriott will help shed a spotlight on both the ICE District and the transformation of the core more generally. 

SkyriseEdmonton will be sure to return to this project as progress continues. For more information, check out the associated Database file and Forum thread, and as always, feel free to join the conversation in the comments section below. 

Related Companies:  DIALOG, Hariri Pontarini Architects, ICE District Properties, Katz Group Properties, Marriott International, ONE Properties