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darwink

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Some more obscure proposals for someone to find:
-really obscure: Spray Lakes resort proposal from early 80’s that would have spanned from Tent Ridge at the south of the lake to Mt. Lougheed at the north. Included 4 skiable mountains, several mid rise hotels and a very long gondola lift connecting it all together
I think I saw some of that proposal in the bid book for 80s Olympic bid. Will see if I saved that anywhere.
 

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Is it too soon to put Harvard's Eau Claire iterations in this thread for posterity?

I can only find the iteration from 2013, there was a much older one from 2006 or so that was very different.

 

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The first phase won’t interact with Eau Claire Station, only the other phases will.

I actually really like the simplified version. It’s less pie in the sky and more functional.
 

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Yea I wouldn't mind the first phase going ahead. Looks like good street activation and the towers ain't bad, the rest of the land needs to be worked out better.
 

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I kinda like that version as well but I wish the buildings weren’t identical twins.
If these 2 are "twins" but the other 4 buildings are different - I'll take it. As long they aren't quadruplets too. Some diversity would be nice. Waterfront next door did not bad at this until the most recent phase that put up many buildings which look all too similar.
 

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Just going through this thread again (because I love it in a bittersweet way) a couple of the more recent (i.e. post 1980's) projects I really wish had got built include:

- Hairy Pontinari on 9th Ave.
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- Kings on Fourth - I remember the version posted here plus an earlier PoMo design - I actually liked them both.
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- Alberta Boot site
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and I'm sorry but the Bow at it's originally proposed height would have kicked ass !
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There are a couple of others no one has posted renderings of yet that I would love to see:
- The Exchange
- The Shard (City Centre)


Thanks all.
Isn't the Harry Pontinari one now being done by One Properties with a pretty similar concept?
 

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Did you guys mean Hariri Pontarini being the architect of the buildings in the first attachment? I have a very very vague recollection of them proposing something, some time ago.
 

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The original Eau Claire proposal combined with the original Waterfront proposal left a pretty sterile area with 10+ towers with 2 designs. The good thing in these phased multi building proposals is the design changes a bit as each building goes up. Usually.. lol
 

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With the current state of things, I wonder how many of the current proposals will end up in this thread?
 

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Some more obscure proposals for someone to find:
-really obscure: Spray Lakes resort proposal from early 80’s that would have spanned from Tent Ridge at the south of the lake to Mt. Lougheed at the north. Included 4 skiable mountains, several mid rise hotels and a very long gondola lift connecting it all together
some proposed 88 Olympic Venue/infrstructure options which weren't built
A paved Smith-Dorrien Trail
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Calgary LRT south spurs:
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Bragg Creek:
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We could have had that instead of Nakiska? Wonder if the snow on that side would have been better than the east facing Nakiska.

Does anyone know what the old ski hill is on Pigeon Mt is? There is a lookout to Lougheed Mt and Banff Gate Resort is there too.
 

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instead of Nakiska? Wonder if the snow on that side would have been better than the east facing Nakiska.
Yes, instead. As for snow, the bid book said that that valley got the best snow of the entire Rockies range in Alberta. The main resort would have been north facing (sparrowhawk). the secondary would be west facing. Not sure how much higher the elevation of the valley bottom is on the spray side if any.
 

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