How Palace Place is built better than a Mercedes

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For almost 27-years, I have compared Palace Place to Mercedes-Benz. Mercedes-Benz had invented the automobile, but what makes their cars so special is the thought, care, and safety that they put into their vehicles. These are the same tenets that Bramalea had put into Palace Place as a condo. In fact, the construction of Palace Place had garnered headlines from around the world. So, when I had learned that Mercedes-Benz was building a condo development consisting of a 67-storey tower and a 65-storey tower in Miami, I had become instantly envious of the project.

That was until I had learned how they were planning to build the project.

While the foundation of Palace Place had been built using extra-deep shaft caissons, these new Mercedes-Benz towers are being built using augercast piles.

A caisson foundation is a foundation system used to support tall buildings by anchoring them to solid bedrock. It consists of a prefabricated cylinder that is drilled into the ground to bedrock where steel beams and rebar are inserted through the tubes and into the rock to pin the caisson in place. The tube is then filled with concrete and capped to support the major columns of the building.

Palace Place Foundation
Construction of the Palace Place foundation, extra-deep shaft caissons (C) Luke Dalinda

Caissons are typically used when shallower foundations, like strip footings, cannot be constructed safely. Caisson foundations offer help to resist the tipping effect of winds on the building and to control movement in an earthquake. The world’s largest skyscrapers employ caisson foundations. Caisson foundations offer the greatest stability for large structures, especially at great depths.

Augercast piles are constructed using a continuous flight hollow stem auger that is powered by a drill motor that drills to the desired depth. Then, as the drill is slowly removed, concrete is injected into the cylindrical. Once this is done, pre-assembled rebar cages are lowered into the pile.

While an augercast pile foundation is certainly a capable, recognized foundation solution, it is not the best solution, as it has disadvantages, and it is not a method that has been used often for the world’s skyscrapers. 

Among the most significant drawbacks of augercast piles is that the construction method does not allow inspection of the finished, installed product. Other disadvantages include that the connection to bedrock is not as robust as it is in the caisson foundation, contraction and bulging can occur in weak soil zones, and underground water can also affect the integrity of the augercast piles. 

The most significant advantage of augercast piles is cost savings, which is the biggest driver of decision-making in all new condo construction today.

Pile foundations come with some degree of uncertainty. Another well-known building that sits atop a pile foundation is Millennium Tower in San Francisco. This condominium residence has sunk 28-inches since 2016 when engineers had predicted 4-6-inches over its lifetime. In this case, the subsurface of old bay mud had allowed the settling to occur.

The foundation is the most important aspect of any construction. You only get one chance to do it right. This is why buyers must realize that newer is not better when it comes to condominium construction because today’s developers sacrifice quality for cost.

Completed in 1993, at a record $200-million, Palace Place was built by Bramalea Limited, Canada’s largest builder at the time. Palace Place was built to set a standard and example for condominiums in Canada.

So, it can now be said that Palace Place has been built better than a Mercedes.

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Just Listed For Lease: Palace Place, 1 Palace Pier Court, Suite 3608

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Palace Place, 1 Palace Pier Court, Suite 3608 – $4,250

A very rare opportunity for a discerning, qualified individual seeking space, sophistication, and refinement. Suite 3608 is a just renovated, awe-inspiring condominium residence, with 1,201 square feet of luxury living space, 2-bedrooms, and stunning helicopter views of Humber Bay Shores. This spectacular residence has been completely renovated using the finest materials, refined finishes, one-of-a-kind details, and quality craftsmanship that have been beautifully combined to stir all the senses.

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Hot New Listing Alert: Palace Place, 1 Palace Pier Court, Suite 809

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Palace Place, 1 Palace Pier Court, Suite 809 – $1,300,000

Suite 809 is a highly sought-after, newly renovated condominium residence, with approximately 1,388 square feet of living space, 2-bedrooms, 2-full baths, and breathtaking views of Lake Ontario, the Humber Bay Shores parkland, the Humber River, and Swansea village.

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New Listing Alert: Palace Place, 1 Palace Pier Court, Suite 3501

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NEW LISTING: Palace Place, 1 Palace Pier Court, Suite 3501 – $2,999,000

Modern living and classical elegance captivatingly merged without compromise.

Suite 3501 is a newly renovated, lavish, and palatial condominium residence, with approximately 2,836 square feet of luxury living space, 3-bedrooms, and the most enchanting views of the lake, the city skyline, and High Park. This spectacular residence has been thoughtfully built using the finest materials, refined finishes, one-of-a-kind details, and quality craftsmanship that have been beautifully combined to create timeless appeal.

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Palace Place IS NOT Palace Pier

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Palace Place IS NOT Palace Pier

Why are Palace Pier condos being sold for $500 to $600 per square foot when Palace Place condos sell for up to $1,168 per square foot?

Because Palace Place offers:

Superior Construction 

Palace Place is a younger building that was built by Bramalea Limited, Canada’s biggest builder at the time. Palace Place had been built like a New York or Hong Kong skyscraper, and its unrivalled construction gained headlines around the world.

Palace Pier was built by a speculator almost 50-years ago. 

Superior Financial Management

Palace Place is considered the flagship condominium of Crossbridge Condominium Services, who manage over 800 condominiums in Ontario. 

Palace Place is widely regarded by condominium professionals as the gold standard in condominium financial management.

Superior Lifestyle

Palace Place offers true 5-star amenities and services, including a Les Clefs d’Or concierge, the same that you would find at a Four Seasons hotel.

Palace Place offers better unobstructed views and thoughtfully designed floor plans to maximize space and minimize cost.

Buyers, Do your homework! 

These 2 condos are not an apples to apples comparison.

Call us today so that we can educate you on what you need to know to make an informed decision!

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JUST SOLD: Palace Place, Suite 906 – A new Record Price for 06 suites!

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Palace Place, 1 Palace Pier Court, Suite 906 – Just Sold for $1,870,000

Luke Dalinda has achieved a new record price for 06 suites at Palace Place, by having sold Suite 906 for $1,870,000, by having represented the seller. The 06 suites are one of the largest 2-bedroom suites at Palace Place with 1,985 square feet (2,028 above the 28th floor) and the most windows directly on the water of any suite at Palace Place, making them trophy residences for buyers.

This incredible accomplishment has been achieved through hard work. In addition to his unrivalled marketing plan, Luke Dalinda had accompanied every single showing, even if with other realtors, to ensure that all prospects fully understood the value and opportunity of Palace Place.

Palace Place is an Amazing Deal for Buyers:  Where else can you get the 5-star life for this price?

The buyers did well too. While smaller sized suites will always generate a higher price per square foot than the larger suites, at $942 per square foot, when the building record is $1,168 per square foot (also set by Luke Dalinda), the buyers have purchased a brand new, turn-key renovation with thousands in upgrades.

When new, inferior construction is charging up to $1,600 per square foot, buyers are learning of the incomparable advantages that only Palace Place can offer. Why buy the K-car when you can own the Mercedes-Benz?

Buyers want space, and, most importantly, buyers want quality. New construction fails to deliver these two key requirements. Palace Place offers unrivalled construction, spacious floor plans, 5-star amenities and services, and million dollar forever views that you cannot find in new buildings today!

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Having set the all-time record price for Palace Place at $1,168 per square foot, when the building average is $962 per square foot, and a brand new record for Palace Pier at $922 per square foot, when the building average is $631 per square foot, Luke Dalinda knows exactly what it takes to get top dollar for your suite.

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The Results are in – Luke Dalinda is the #1 Top Selling Realtor in Humber Bay Shores for the 7th Consecutive Year!

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There are many awards in real estate, but this one means the most. I am deeply thankful to my clients for this great honor.

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Luke Dalinda achieves $1,168 per square foot for Palace Place!

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Palace Place, 1 Palace Pier Court, Suite 3804 – Just Sold for $973,000 (Seller Representative) 

Luke Dalinda has achieved a historic $1,168 per square foot for Palace Place, by having sold Suite 3804 for $973,000, by having represented the seller. Suite 3804 is an incredible renovation that features a re-imagined floor plan that creates a rare trophy residence.

The last record price per square foot, also set by Luke Dalinda, was $1,141.

Fact: Luke Dalinda is the ONLY realtor to CONSISTENTLY achieve over $1,100 per square foot for Palace Place.

This incredible accomplishment has been achieved through hard work. In addition to his unrivalled marketing plan, Luke Dalinda had ensured that every single showing understood the value and opportunity of Palace Place.

Palace Place is an Amazing Deal for Buyers:  Where else can you get the 5-star life for this price?

The buyer did well too. While smaller sized suites will always generate a higher price per square foot than the larger suites, at $1,168 per square foot, the buyer has purchased a brand new, turn-key renovation with thousands in upgrades.

When new, inferior construction is charging up to $1,600 per square foot, buyers are learning of the incomparable advantages that only Palace Place can offer. Why buy the K-car when you can own the Mercedes-Benz?

Buyers want space, and, most importantly, buyers want quality. New construction fails to deliver these two key requirements. Palace Place offers unrivalled construction, spacious floor plans, 5-star amenities and services, and million dollar forever views that you cannot find in new buildings today!

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  • Why Palace Place - Private Shuttle
  • Why Palace Place - Valet Parking
  • Why Palace Place - Adventure

Fact: When the average price of Palace Place is $914 per square foot, Luke Dalinda is the ONLY realtor to CONSISTENTLY achieve over $1,100 per square foot for Palace Place.

Other realtors cannot replicate these results because they are uninformed about the numerous features that set Palace Place apart from other buildings. Also, their focus is everywhere else but Palace Place, so they want a fast sale so they can move on to other deals.

This is why when it comes to Palace Place, it pays to list with Luke Dalinda. Luke offers better service and better results (for less than what your cousin/brother/friend realtor charges).

Call, text, or email me today to learn exactly what I bring to the table to help you to achieve the best price possible.

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Palace Place and Palace Pier – The updated Private Shuttle schedule is now available

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Due to the ongoing work to the Gardiner Expressway, the Palace Place and Palace Pier Private Shuttle Service schedule has been updated to reflect that change in traffic patterns.

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Palace Place, 1 Palace Pier Court, Suite 3302: Just sold in 1-day! Sold over asking!

Palace Place, 1 Palace Pier Court, Suite 3302 – Just Sold for $1,020,000 (Represented Seller)

In these times of market uncertainty, it takes experience to get the deal done.

Luke Dalinda has over 27-years of experience selling at Palace Place. Let him be your guide.

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Just Listed: Palace Place, 1 Palace Pier Court, Suite 4010

Palace Place, 1 Palace Pier Court, Suite 4010 – $1,199,000

Suite 4010 is a magnificent, renovated condominium residence, with approximately 1,395 square feet of living space, 2-bedrooms (both with windows), 2 full baths, and enchanting views of the lake, Humber River, High Park, and much more! This suite features beautiful floors throughout.

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