With Living Shangri-La having topped off, the construction crane atop the 66-storey hotel and condo could be disassembled. Yesterday, UrbanToronto Forum members nicetommy, dt_toronto_geek, and kris shot great photos of the disassembly.

Living Shangri-La by Westbank, James Cheng, and Hariri Pontarini Architects.View of the disassembly atop Shangri-La, with close-up of a component lowering, image by nicetommy


Living Shangri-La by Westbank, James Cheng, and Hariri Pontarini Architects.Disassembly of the Shangri-La crane as seen from the east, image by dt_toronto_geek


Living Shangri-La by Westbank, James Cheng, and Hariri Pontarini Architects.Living Shangri-La before the crane came down, image by kris

The removal of the construction crane comes just days after the astounding public art installation "Rising" by Zhang Huan was unveiled at Living Shangri-La. UrbanToronto's Craig White was in attendance for the unveiling ceremony on May 5th; you can read all about it and take a look at all his great photos here.

Living Shangri-La by Westbank, James Cheng, and Hariri Pontarini Architects.Zhang Yuan (in grey, speaking) presents Rising, his sculpture at Shangri-La, image by Craig White

For the latest information on Living Shangri-La — which is being developed by Westbank Corp with design by James Cheng and Hariri Pontarini Architects — check out their page on the UrbanToronto Forum.