Is this Beazly from Skyscraperpage?I would agree. I would be interesting to see how it works with the pending Ramsay ARP rework, and the closing off of 8th Street. With
all the talk about the Victoria park Master-plan, it is a great location. What gets me is that on 9th Avenue we get "small on 9th", yet they have
the ability to design this, which is actually tolerable. But as they say " God is in the details". I do think the main entry is a little hidden. http://www.calgary.ca/PDA/pd/Documents/calgary_planning_commission/agenda/2017/agenda-cpc-may 04.pdf
When we first arrived in Calgary, we moved into the Orange Lofts in the East Village. We were facing south, with the trains rumbling by at slow speed. I'm not very knowledgeable about rail transport, at that location they can move at a fair clip too. Having said that, we got used to the noise over time. I don't think height makes much of a difference when it comes to noise. The noise factor Inglewood is facing are the train horns, which CP tends to blast in the vicinity of the brewery. But that is a whole other story.
Do the trains sound off the horn at the 8th street crossing?
Shunting would rattle the pictures in my old apartment.At 8th, I think the main issue is shunting. When CP was doing track work a year or two ago, there was shunting the length of downtown into Sunalta, and that was loud. Just cruising through isn't bad, slow sucks.