Edmonton ironworkers with nerves of steel pose atop Stantec skyscraper

WATCH: Ironworkers from Local 720 stood atop the under-construction Stantec Tower in Edmonton recently posing for photos to show the views they get daily and the dizzying heights they face to get the job done.

To say it’s not for the faint of heart might be the understatement of the year.

Some local construction workers recently posed for photos — showing not only the great view of Edmonton they have every day at work, but also the dizzying heights they scale to get the job done.

The photos posted on social media on Thursday show several ironworkers on top of steel beams at the top of the under-construction Stantec Tower in downtown Edmonton.

“You’ve seen it from below. Now take a look from above. Check out these photos of the ironworkers from BTA’s affiliate, Local 720, atop the tallest skyscraper west of Toronto,” the post by Building Trades of Alberta said.

Ironworkers from Local 720 at the top of the under-construction Stantec Tower in downtown Edmonton, Alta.

Ironworkers from Local 720 at the top of the under-construction Stantec Tower in downtown Edmonton, Alta.

Courtesy: Building Trades of Alberta

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“When you’re constructing the tallest building in Western Canada, you need the very best skilled trades workers you can find. That’s why Local 720 ironworkers were chosen to complete the crown structure/penthouse of Edmonton Stantec Tower,” the post went on to say.

Ironworkers from Local 720 at the top of the under-construction Stantec Tower in downtown Edmonton, Alta.

Ironworkers from Local 720 at the top of the under-construction Stantec Tower in downtown Edmonton, Alta.

Courtesy: Building Trades of Alberta

When complete later this year, the Stantec Tower in the Ice District will be 66 storeys, or 251 metres, tall.

The building will serve as the world headquarters for the engineering and design firm it is named after.

Stantec is the tower’s designer, engineer and project manager, and will occupy 19 floors. Employees will begin moving into their new headquarters in the fall.

READ MORE: Stantec Tower now the tallest building in Edmonton — and it’s still growing

The tower will be a combination of 29 floors of office space, with the remaining upper floors taken up by the SKY Residences. The luxury condo complex will have 483 suites with high-end lifestyle amenities such as a hot tub, fitness facilities, a billiards lounge and yoga/Pilates studio.

 

Ironworkers from Local 720 at the top of the under-construction Stantec Tower in downtown Edmonton, Alta.

Ironworkers from Local 720 at the top of the under-construction Stantec Tower in downtown Edmonton, Alta.

Courtesy: Building Trades of Alberta
Ironworkers from Local 720 at the top of the under-construction Stantec Tower in downtown Edmonton, Alta.

Ironworkers from Local 720 at the top of the under-construction Stantec Tower in downtown Edmonton, Alta.

Courtesy: Building Trades of Alberta
Ironworkers from Local 720 at the top of the under-construction Stantec Tower in downtown Edmonton, Alta.

Ironworkers from Local 720 at the top of the under-construction Stantec Tower in downtown Edmonton, Alta.

Courtesy: Building Trades of Alberta
Ironworkers from Local 720 at the top of the under-construction Stantec Tower in downtown Edmonton, Alta.

Ironworkers from Local 720 at the top of the under-construction Stantec Tower in downtown Edmonton, Alta.

Courtesy: Building Trades of Alberta
Ironworkers from Local 720 at the top of the under-construction Stantec Tower in downtown Edmonton, Alta.

Ironworkers from Local 720 at the top of the under-construction Stantec Tower in downtown Edmonton, Alta.

Courtesy: Building Trades of Alberta

ICE District is the private development to the south of Rogers Place that will feature an outdoor public plaza surrounded by retail, hospitality and the two office towers.

READ MORE: 4 downtown Edmonton office towers sold for $160M less than their value 7 years ago

The mixed-use sports and entertainment area is being developed through a joint venture between the Katz Group and ONE Properties (formerly WAM Development Group.)

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