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Calgary Photos (massive Bow update too!)

Ummagumma66

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2008/01/09 Calgary Photos (massive Bow update too!)

there are about alot of pics, so please be patient....

Centennial Place








Jamison Place












Waterfront Condos







The Bow



















Le Germain

















Eighth Avenue Place (Penny Lane)














 

simply Dan

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Nice pics - great to see another Canadian city booming like Toronto...

what the hell kind of a hideous building is this?!?

 

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its the first of 3 high rise condo towers called Arriva, they are actually quite nice , its just a lousy angle.
 

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Thank you for the good pictures.

The "hideous" building doesn't actually look so bad to me, it looks interesting. Although I would have to comment that, on the Etobicoke waterfront, the "sail" on top of the building might be construed as a reference to the sailboats out on the lake. I don't think such a connection would be made in Calgary.
 

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I believe the story is its supposed to be a "feather" a throw back to the pioneer tradition of out here. I think it looks kinda art deco-ish...
 

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...and less taste.

There are few projects I'd love to steal ... the mondrian inspired boutique office building is a real looker both inside and out.
 

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It's really interesting that a city as small as Calgary (well at least in international terms) has so many highrise buildings.
 

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its boom-town, this year should be an interesting one, there are rumours of a 900' tower will be proposed this year, the bow should start to rise out of that giant pit, and I'm sure there will be a few other little suprises.
 

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Calgary is like a small Toronto with more money.

More money? Not really. There's a joke that all of Alberta's wealth is held by a small handfull of investors who live in the Bridle Path, Oakville and Burlington.
 

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