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Old Posted Mar 14, 2018, 3:12 PM
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You know, it’s kinda funny because I knew this was going to happen ! That’s it !! Edmonton is number 2# in Canada for best city skyline ! Let’s not forget the density !
From certain points, sure, others no. At street level it becomes apparent the two are not in the same league.
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Old Posted Mar 14, 2018, 4:10 PM
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Old Posted Mar 14, 2018, 4:13 PM
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^^ despite the spamming of every thread imaginable with the same two towers ad nauseam, Edmonton’s downtown still has a LONG ways to go before it’s even reached Calgary’s level of development, urbanity and maturity. It’s very early days here yet and downtown Edmonton still leaves a lot to be desired
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Old Posted Mar 14, 2018, 4:48 PM
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Vancouver House contrasts all that green glass very nicely!

What is that brick cylinder in that Winnipeg shot, looks like a turret!
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^^ despite the spamming of every thread imaginable with the same two towers ad nauseam, Edmonton’s downtown still has a LONG ways to go before it’s even reached Calgary’s level of development, urbanity and maturity. It’s very early days here yet and downtown Edmonton still leaves a lot to be desired
...This makes no sense. People are posting pictures because they are excited about some things changing and improving, and probably the most dramatic skyline change happening in the country right now - not a race Edmonton has ever had a horse in before, at least for the the life of this forum. You are acting like the posts are people's attempts to claim Edmonton is Canada's premier urban destination or something.
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240 does have a point, the daily updates on Stantec and JW are a bit much. It's awesome that you guys are excited for a new tallest, maybe don't post the same pics to every thread every day.
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Old Posted Mar 14, 2018, 5:34 PM
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^ and honestly, the two towers look like shit, especially side by side. they're boring stantec factory designs, they are lined up beside each other so they blend together from most angles, and they honestly just look silly with the mass of parking lots and walk ups around it. awful development, at least Katz is getting rich from it though right?
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Old Posted Mar 14, 2018, 5:46 PM
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^ and honestly, the two towers look like shit, especially side by side. they're boring stantec factory designs, they are lined up beside each other so they blend together from most angles, and they honestly just look silly with the mass of parking lots and walk ups around it. awful development, at least Katz is getting rich from it though right?
They aren't the nicest towers, but they are revitalizing a previously dead part of downtown Edmonton, so maybe try to get some context before shitting all over something.
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Old Posted Mar 14, 2018, 6:00 PM
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Well that escalated quickly
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Old Posted Mar 14, 2018, 6:01 PM
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Anyone know when the Baccarat Casino will be leaving lol?

Honestly, it's hard not to cheer for Edmonton after seeing this:

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Old Posted Mar 14, 2018, 6:12 PM
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They aren't the nicest towers, but they are revitalizing a previously dead part of downtown Edmonton, so maybe try to get some context before shitting all over something.
revitalizing by building a gated community for rich folks? because that's the only people who will get to live/stay/shop there. it's gentrification, it's a bad deal for most citizens for Edmonton, and it's tacky as hell.
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revitalizing by building a gated community for rich folks? because that's the only people who will get to live/stay/shop there. it's gentrification, it's a bad deal for most citizens for Edmonton, and it's tacky as hell.
I don't see how an office tower, condos and an arena represent gentrification or anything bad but alright.

There was literally nothing there but a casino and a Staples. And tons of surface parking.
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revitalizing by building a gated community for rich folks? because that's the only people who will get to live/stay/shop there. it's gentrification, it's a bad deal for most citizens for Edmonton, and it's tacky as hell.
Gated community? you lost all credibility with that comment lol.
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Old Posted Mar 14, 2018, 6:18 PM
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I don't see how an office tower, condos and an arena represent gentrification or anything bad but alright.

There was literally nothing there but a casino and a Staples. And tons of surface parking.
there was low income housing (bought out by Katz) and a community services centre that is trying to figure out what to do.. katz nor this development has done anything for the people that frequent/live in this neighbourhood. they've plopped a bunch of million dollar revenue properties in a neighbourhood that has for decades struggled with housing.
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Old Posted Mar 14, 2018, 6:19 PM
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Gated community? you lost all credibility with that comment lol.
ok, so the buildings won't have security/be for a certain class of people/closed to the general public? people need to expand their definition of gated communities because it absolutely includes developments like this
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Give it a rest Horse. Hardworking people with money have the right to some exclusive living. In terms of design, you live in the armpit of the country where nothing is happening. JW and Stantec are beautiful towers, and your taste is dubious to say the least.
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Old Posted Mar 14, 2018, 6:25 PM
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ok, so the buildings won't have security/be for a certain class of people/closed to the general public?
Are you for real? you realize there is a public element to go with the private element. You can go in the plaza all you want, but obviously can't just walk into a private residence or office building, one of which houses City of Edmonton staff, not a bunch of plutocrats as you are trying to make out lol.
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...This makes no sense. People are posting pictures because they are excited about some things changing and improving, and probably the most dramatic skyline change happening in the country right now - not a race Edmonton has ever had a horse in before, at least for the the life of this forum. You are acting like the posts are people's attempts to claim Edmonton is Canada's premier urban destination or something.
That's not fair either. The excitement of two new tallest across SSP Canada is understandable however, comparison are being made, in particular, to Calgary.

Most skylines are seeing dramatic intensification through height. Most skylines have an Ice District type development being built. Let's keep in mind Edmonton before the Ice District may not have had the tallest skyline but, it still was one of the larger skylines with good height in the country.
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Old Posted Mar 14, 2018, 6:27 PM
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Give it a rest Horse. Hardworking people with money have the right to some exclusive living. In terms of design, you live in the armpit of the country where nothing is happening. JW and Stantec are beautiful towers, and your taste is dubious to say the least.
you mean people who steal labour/resources? because that's how you get rich in our economy. and no, no one has the right to "exclusive" living, especially when it's partially paid for by tax incentives from the city

and i honestly, i don't give a shit about architecture compared to the way we design buildings/cities for people. that should be the focus, not how high you can build something.
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