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  1. Danpersand

    Calgary | BMO Centre Expansion | ?m | ?s | CMLC

    I have some anecdotal news. I walk to work several times a week, and my route goes right through Stampede Park. About a year ago, there was a large area of excavation at the south end of the Victoria Park LRT ramp, opposite 17th ave. On one particular day, there was also a crew with a crane...
  2. Danpersand

    Calgary | BMO Centre Expansion | ?m | ?s | CMLC

    This seems pretty obvious. This city already hosts a giant rodeo for ten days every year, along with several notable horse and cow related events. A few minutes of very serious Google related research assures me that rodeo related fun is a year-round, surprisingly popular and profitable...
  3. Danpersand

    The Barron | 43m | 11s | Strategic

    Yes! From City Hall to Mewata. The parkade access issues would be fairly easy to work around, as others have mentioned. It could be a great opportunity for the blocks West of 8th street to develop into something vibrant and pedestrian friendly. Why not go the distance? Extend Stephen Ave to...
  4. Danpersand

    General Construction Updates

    GREAT idea. Hard to believe that thirty(ish) years ago there were so many more options in the Core to catch a movie. Esso Plaza, The Grand, The Palace, The Towne and The Uptown, Bankers Hall, Palliser etc. That's quite a list. Thanks to everyone above who reminded me of a few of these I had...
  5. Danpersand

    General Photos of Calgary

    Great pics everyone! A few random ones from me.
  6. Danpersand

    General Construction Updates

    Other old man agrees. Want to play checkers in the park and yell at squirrels ?
  7. Danpersand

    Calgary | Century Garden Park | ?m | ?s | City of Calgary | PFS Studio

    Oh, it will definitely be a brighter, more welcoming place. That SW corner especially had a weird dystopian vibe after dark, and people seemed to generally avoid the park even over the lunch hour. I am thrilled the water features will survive in some form, as this is something sorely lacking in...
  8. Danpersand

    Calgary | Brookfield Place | 246.88m | 56s | Brookfield Property | AFK

    No problem. And in the future, Ill keep my indignation on the back burner. This place is a breath of fresh air after spending too much time on that other forum.
  9. Danpersand

    General Construction Updates

    Hello all. I wasn't really sure where to post this. I couldn't find a "deconstruction/demolition" thread. My apologies if this is not the right place for this post. The spooky, cinder-block haunted house that was the former Meals-On-Wheels building at 34th ave and Macleod Tr. is finally being...
  10. Danpersand

    General Construction Updates

    Well Said.
  11. Danpersand

    Calgary | Brookfield Place | 246.88m | 56s | Brookfield Property | AFK

    The post I was responding to was about the second Brookfield tower, which would replace the eyesore of a parkade at 7th ave and 2nd St. S.W. Formerly the Bay Parkade. Now the Bow Parkade. Thanks for your incredibly insightful post. Keep up the good work.
  12. Danpersand

    Calgary | Brookfield Place | 246.88m | 56s | Brookfield Property | AFK

    Anything to get rid of the Bay parkade, The 7th ave corridor has morphed splendidly over the last ten years, and this is one of the last remaining blights.
  13. Danpersand

    Calgary | Brookfield Place | 246.88m | 56s | Brookfield Property | AFK

    Did you have an onion tied to your belt?
  14. Danpersand

    General Construction Updates

    That's the first I've heard of the Canadian Tire in the Royal Block. Great news!
  15. Danpersand

    Calgary | Century Garden Park | ?m | ?s | City of Calgary | PFS Studio

    Hello all. I looked around here and couldn't find anything specific to Century Gardens. Would love to know how everyone feels about the redevelopment. I was hoping they would find a way to revitalize this corner, but still retain it's quirky, Brutalist charm. I was shocked and saddened with the...
  16. Danpersand

    Calgary | Green Line LRT | ?m | ?s | Calgary Transit

    My organization has secured a meeting with Calgary Transit early next week, and we have received encouraging support for my proposal. One word. MONORAIL!
  17. Danpersand

    General Photos of Calgary

    Love this pic. Thanks!
  18. Danpersand

    General Construction Updates

    Holy Cow. For the record, I am (or was) enthusiastic about an injection of life into this space. Not like this. While it has always been a unique, and occasionally weird spot to hang out in the core, time has obviously not been kind to some elements of the park. The always strange vertical...
  19. Danpersand

    Calgary | 707 Fifth Street | 124m | 27s | Manulife Real Estate | SOM

    Hello all, Was out today and snapped a few pics of 707 5th. Coming along nicely. They wouldn't let me in the lobby, but had a peak from outside. Apologies for the reflection.

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