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Check out the view from the 13th floor of the River Landing condo tower

The 17-storey hotel and 20-storey condo building are about half complete, says the project manager. Here's an early peek inside.

17-storey hotel and 20-storey condo building are about half complete, says project manager

A view from the (near) top of River Landing

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The hotel and condo project at Saskatoon's River Landing development is almost half completed, according to project manager Triovest.

"I would say plus or minus 40 per cent complete, with placement of exterior walls now underway," said Blair Sinclair, an executive vice president with Triovest.

The 17-storey hotel and 20-storey condo building will stand side by side across from the Remai Modern Art Museum.

The condo building offers a unique view of the newly-opened Remai Modern Art Museum. (Guy Quenneville/CBC)

"Both are targeting to be operational in 2019.  Exact dates are unknown," said Sinclair.

The foundation of a nearby office tower, which counts law firm MLT Aitkins as a confirmed tenant, can be seen in the above video.

Going up?

The Alt Hotel will offer a sweeping view of downtown Saskatoon, while condos will face the South Saskatchewan River.

CBC was able to take a tour of the 13th floor of the condo building on a clear sunny day last week, via a lift being used during the construction stage. Construction work on the upper floors prevented access higher up.

Access to the upper floors of the condo tower is via a lift installed during the construction phase. (Guy Quenneville/CBC)

But the 13th floor, standing more than 40 metres tall, still gives a pretty good idea of what the River Landing view will look like.

The Traffic Bridge, right, is scheduled to open to traffic this October. (Guy Quenneville/CBC)

Brutal wind coursed through the empty floor.

It's cold up there, even on a sunny day. (Guy Quenneville/CBC)

"Cold weather creates productivity challenges but on the office side we have added more resources to maintain our schedule to have the building ready for tenant fixturing in the second quarter of 2019," said Sinclair.

Here's another view of downtown Saskatoon from the 13th floor, with the development casting a long shadow on the provincial courthouse. The next-door Alt Hotel can be seen on the left at the start of the video.

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Guy Quenneville

Reporter at CBC Saskatoon

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