Looking up at One Richmond Row as if emerging from the tree tops along with the crane at sunset

Construction Photos of One Richmond Row – Autumn 2019

After creating a few abstract architecture art pieces around the upcoming One Richmond Row (515 Richmond Street), I couldn’t wait to see it in real life. With the building at around 18 or 19 floors right now, I think the anticipation is really growing for the Old Oak tower in Downtown London! I also felt this to be a great time to start taking some construction photos and document a big change happening in the core.

Okay, Okay, I should admit that my original intent on this outing was to wander the downtown, without my tripod and tilt-shift lenses for once. In 2019, the anxiety I’ve dealt with has been the worst ever and I was actually feeling some relief on this late autumn afternoon. I only took my camera (Sony A7RIII) and one lens (Sony 16-35mm f4). After about an hour or so, my photos are all focused around the construction. Not only was I trying to document things, but I was challenging myself creatively. After all, I was out to photograph at a time the light wasn’t technically optimal. The side of the tower I could mainly photograph was in complete shade come sundown.

But wait till you see the glow from the sunset!

Streetscape of construction on Richmond Street in Downtown London as of Autumn 2019 by Scott Webb
The Streetscape of Richmond Street in Downtown London Ontario by Photographer Scott Webb

Construction Photo of One Richmond Row in Downtown London as of October 2019 by Scott Webb Photography
Sun bursting through the construction of One Richmond Row // 515 Richmond Street, London

TWISTING ONE RICHMOND ROW

pathway leading to Twisting Highrise Building being constructed in Downtown Ldnont
Twisting Highrise Building being constructed in Downtown

IMAGES FROM AROUND DUFFERIN AVE AND RICHMOND STREET

I took quite a few images around Dufferin Ave & Richmond St. The light was changing quite quickly as the sun was going down. Normally, I’d be using my trusty tripod for sharper images, but I am quite happy with how the handheld photos turned out. Next time, I’ll be armed with the tripod and tilt-shift lens with the objective to capture only a couple of images that consist of the compositions I explored.

People crossing Richmond Street at Dufferin Ave with Construction of One Richmond Row in the Background
People crossing Richmond Street at Dufferin Ave with Construction of One Richmond Row in the Background
Looking towards 515 Richmond Street Building as it is under construction and there is activity on the street
Looking towards 515 Richmond Street Building as it is under construction and there is activity on the street
looking towards Old Oak development tower from intersection
Looking across the intersection to the tower being developed by Old Oak as the light is fleeting

Looking up

I also took a number of photos looking up at the progress of the construction. I especially liked trying to include a softer element like the tree:

Looking up at the In-progress construction as if emerging from the treetops along with the crane at sunset
Looking up at the In-progress construction as if emerging from the treetops along with the crane at sunset
Tower being built in Downtown London Ontario
Autumn Sunset and Tower being built Downtown London Ontario – It was getting quite dark at this time

I look forward to seeing One Richmond Row future develop and grow higher.

Eventually, I’ll have a full gallery with other photos to browse.

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