IN MEMORIAM: ALEX STRYCHALUK
Alex Strychaluk passed away on February 3. Strychaluk’s career began with Otis in Paris in 1959 before moving to Canada, where he worked for KJA Consultants as one of the firm’s first employees. Thereafter, he worked with Roelofson Elevator, Montgomery and KONE, from which he retired as manager of Mechanical Engineering in 1994. He founded Mainline Industries Corp. with his sons, Eric and Carl, in 1987. He worked at Mainline until the family founded MAD Elevator Fixtures in 2004 with partners the Emiliani family of DMG SpA in Rome. In addition to his sons, Strychaluk is survived by his wife of 56 years, Nounia “Nina”; sister, Marie; brother, Paul; daughter, Sandra; five grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. Memorial donations to St. Joseph’s Health Care Centre in Toronto would be appreciated.
MANILA DEVELOPMENT INCLUDES SOARING RESIDENTIAL TOWERS
Sixty-four and 62-story residential towers, The Royalton and The Imperium, respectively, are being built in the Pasig area of metropolitan Manila, the Philippines, Skyrise Cities reports. Scheduled to be complete in 2018, they are part of Ortigas & Co.’s Capitol Commons, a mixed-use development on 10 ha that will include a shopping mall, entertainment venues, offices and green space. The 230-m-tall Royalton boasts curved balconies and views of the Pasig River and Sierra Madre mountain range. The development is set to have five towers in all.
FLORIDA RESIDENTIAL HIGH RISE MOVING FORWARD
Seaglass at Bonita Bay, a 26-story residential building in the Bonita Bay community of Bonita Springs, Florida, is moving forward with sales in excess of US million and construction poised to start, Naples Daily News reports. The Ronto Group is the developer of the project, set to include 120 units, a private beach, five golf courses and a tennis complex, among other amenities.