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  1. DiscoStu

    General Construction Updates

    Boo, the plane was the best part.
  2. DiscoStu

    Blume | 48m | 15s | Remington | Systemic Architecture

    Agreed, this looks so much nicer than the rendering. Red is my favourite color...I love it for cars, sports teams, bikes, random gear etc. But I think it looks terrible as a color for most architectural uses (it's the one thing, besides the terrible build quality, I hate about the Peace bridge).
  3. DiscoStu

    General Construction Updates

    Oh man, that little store was perfect. I wish we had one of those in our neighborhood.
  4. DiscoStu

    1520 | 135m | 38s | Grosvenor | McKinley Burkart

    Back to panic mode!
  5. DiscoStu

    1520 | 135m | 38s | Grosvenor | McKinley Burkart

    Good to hear. Carry on then!
  6. DiscoStu

    1520 | 135m | 38s | Grosvenor | McKinley Burkart

    Hopefully it's nothing overbearing that places the height directly against 17th itself (or 4th to a lesser extent). Having mostly smaller, human-scaled buildings, is what makes streets like 17th work. Leave the tall stuff for the back (not unlike the McKinley Burkart version).
  7. DiscoStu

    Blume | 48m | 15s | Remington | Systemic Architecture

    Great project, but I'm kinda let down by the lighting. With the overall tech-forward look of the place, I was expecting the lighting to be a little more funky or something.
  8. DiscoStu

    Calgary Event Centre | 36.85m | 11s | CSEC | HOK

    Old-ass me still calls places Lindsay Park, Petro-Canada Centre, and ACAD. So despite being a new building, I'll probably just call the new place the Dome too. Screw Rogers or Scotiabank, you're not the boss of me!
  9. DiscoStu

    Glenbow Museum | 43m | 9s | DIALOG

    Yeah, the gaps in the facade tiles really kill the flow. I'm still hoping that they add some white grout or something at the end to minimize the grid pattern. I was never particularly enamoured by this design, but in the end it's the inside that will make or break it.
  10. DiscoStu

    Calgary Car Thread

    All that money, yet a complete lack of imagination in color scheme. Honestly, I'm sure they are awesome for their owners, but as unobtanium to us mere mortals, I've never been able to get excited about the Chiron. The Veyron was a complete game changer at the time, but this one...meh? That new...
  11. DiscoStu

    Urban Development and Proposals Discussion

    Fort Calgary seems like it would've been a much more ideal spot to me. It already acts as a festival spot at times, plus its close enough to Stampede to be part of the activities during that week.
  12. DiscoStu

    4th Street Lofts | 115m | 29s | Western Securities | Gibbs Gage

    It's going to be one of those buildings that look great as long as you don't look too close or for too long. It's like the sun or cleavage... you don't stare at it, you get a sense of it and look away.
  13. DiscoStu

    Calgary Event Centre | 36.85m | 11s | CSEC | HOK

    Good to know. I haven't been to a game since maybe the late 90s/early 2000s.
  14. DiscoStu

    Calgary Event Centre | 36.85m | 11s | CSEC | HOK

    It would be nice if they could find a way to bring it over to McMahon. Perhaps it can be suspended like that giant speaker they have there now.
  15. DiscoStu

    Place 800 | 68m | 17s | Peoplefirst

    I honestly just prefer the Before.
  16. DiscoStu

    The Hive | 27m | 9s | Jemm Properties | LOLA

    I didn't really notice it before, but it's nice how they staggered the balconies, increasing the amount of people who have views towards downtown and the river.
  17. DiscoStu

    Trinity Hills | 20m | 6s | Trinity Group

    Well I guess the good news is that there's not much to walk to. The place is pretty much an island.
  18. DiscoStu

    Riverview West 4th Avenue | 78.5m | 24s | Trico Homes | S2

    It's been almost two decades now, but another Arriva would still look better than most condos that are being built today.
  19. DiscoStu

    EV606 | 22m | 6s | Alston Properties | ATLRG

    Looks like the position has opened up. 😢 https://calgaryherald.com/news/local-news/ol-beautiful-brewery-taproom-damaged-overnight-fire

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