Two months since we last checked in at the MacKimmie Complex and Professional Faculties redevelopment project, and progress upon the MacKimmie Tower's signature cladding has moved swiftly ahead. The suspended glass panels have now climbed higher towards the top of the 15-storey tower, their diagrid pattern now an unmistakeable beacon for the project visible from every corner of the UofC campus. 

MacKimmie Tower, glazing work rising fast, image by Forum contributor UrbanWarrior

Designed by DIALOG for the UofC, the MacKimmie Tower will eventually become home to the Hunter Hub for Entrepreneurial Thinking, taking in a year-round contingent of 500 full-load business students. As seen below, there is still plenty of work to be done, as there is upon the curved corners of the tower, which for the moment remain bare.  

MacKimmie Tower, corner view, image by Forum contributor UrbanWarrior

Barer still, at least one of the tower's four sides (below) still has a ways to go before it catches up to the rest. Affixed to the tower via a comprehensive network of steel frames, the diagrid glass panels form an exoskeleton overtop of the tower's completely retrofitted interior. 

MacKimmie Tower, work yet to be done, image by Forum contributor UrbanWarrior

Slated for completion later this year, the MacKimmie Tower - and its future four-storey counterpart - is on track to become one of the most exciting new projects upon the UofC campus in recent memory. 

SkyriseCalgary will be sure to return to this project as progress continues. For more information, check out the associated Database file and Forum thread, and as always, feel free to join the conversation in the comments section below.