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    :: Thursday, December 20, 2007 ::

    At the heart of the boom - Toronto - by Ronald Nurwisah, National Post, Canada
    Dueling construction projects are also competing for limited space just south of here, in front of the Air Canada Centre. Six cranes like giant long-necked birds crowd the CN Tower, a kind of prehistoric scene on a recent misty morning. Four are erecting the Suites at Maple Leaf Square, an office, shopping and condo project; the others are Menkes Developments Ltd. cranes building a new Toronto headquarters for Telus, the telephone company. But today it is raining, and Doug Smith, the Menkes construction manager, has called off the job.

    “We gave all the carpenters [about 60 of them] four hours’ pay and sent them home,” he says. Even on sunny days, there are other challenges.
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