Rogers Sportsnet

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In 2007, Benson Steel fabricated the steel trusses to replace a main concrete support column inside the Rogers Sportsnet building located at 1 Mount Pleasant Road in Toronto. 

To erect the trusses and replace the column, the steel had to be hoisted by crane through the temporarily modified windows of the building into a negative pressure environment.

Legend say that Ted Rogers, owner of Rogers Communications and Sportsnet, liked the trusses so much that he asked to leave them exposed inside the building. Glass walls were erected to leave this outstanding support trusses visible and shine on its own not only as the integral support of the building but as the construction art they truly are.

Photos: Benson Steel Archive.