News   Apr 03, 2020
 2.5K     1 
News   Apr 02, 2020
 4.5K     3 
News   Apr 02, 2020
 2.2K     0 

Calgary Skylines

GoVertical

Senior Member
Member Bio
Joined
Feb 1, 2017
Messages
1,496
Reaction score
18,140
Location
Beltline
20200126_172107.jpg
20200126_172015.jpg
20200126_171113.jpg
 

Silence&Motion

Senior Member
Member Bio
Joined
Aug 7, 2008
Messages
2,182
Reaction score
5,251
Location
Marda Loop
It's interesting to think that the skyline of Calgary is now pretty much locked in for the next couple decades. There will be some residential buildings going up around the edges, but the skyline will continue to be dominated by a small group of distinct towers: the Bow, Telus Sky, Brookfield, Suncor, 8th Ave Place, Banker's Hall, and the Calgary Tower.

It reminds me of how Toronto's skyline was basically static from the late 1980s until the early 2010s, dominated by the CN Tower, Skydome, the Royal York and the six distinct bank towers (black TD, white BMO, silver CIBC, red Scotia, gold RBC, and green Canada Trust). Now that iconic skyline is almost completely lost behind an ever changing forest of largely undifferentiated blue glass towers.
 

UrbanWarrior

Senior Member
Member Bio
Joined
Mar 28, 2016
Messages
5,019
Reaction score
26,228
Location
Mission
I'm fine with the locking in of our skyline, as it is fantastic. Best case scenario over the next 20 years is all of the lots lining the railway get developed with towers between 80 and 170 meters, residential and hotel, and bridge the height gap between the CBD and Beltline. East Village, Victoria Park, and Eau Claire continue to fill in, with EV somewhat blocking the overwhelming prominence that The Bow has from the east. It'll be great for the city to mature/grow into itself for the first time in history.
 

Top