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Old Posted Apr 23, 2008, 11:04 PM
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2 images of Eaton centre - we got the podium, but only 1 little delta





Fidelity - was to be home to peter pocklington















one of my fav's - eagle's nest















more concept but cool







one on the left "century 2" - Where Icon I and II are going now.



top 2/3 of this didnt make the cut



Hampton house - would have liked to see this one go with art deco



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please add for i am missing at a minimum:

-manu 2
-commerce 2
-hotel on SEC 99st/jasper
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manulife 2 (on the right)

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canterra on whyte - truly a shame this didnt go

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All I have to say is thank God the Century 2 was not built.

To bad about that Canterra project on Whyte. Looked like a solid building.
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where was Eagle's Nest slated to go?

I also like the looks of that one....
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Oh, and where's the pic of the proposed multi-use facility where the stadium is now? That could be added to the list
edit: meaning i'm looking for it but cant find it!

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where was Eagle's Nest slated to go?

I also like the looks of that one....
with some but limited confidence i believe on or around where the marriott is now.
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Wow... 90% crap... thank god.
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Eagle's Nest would be built on the empty parking lot between the Shaw Conference Centre and One Thornton Court aka the Marriott.
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Oh, and where's the pic of the proposed multi-use facility where the stadium is now? That could be added to the list
edit: meaning i'm looking for it but cant find it!





http://www.mccauley.info/Media/Multimedia/Boyle-McCauley%20N ews%20Nov%202005.pdf
New art gallery sparks memories of OMNIPLEX
GARRY SPOTOWSKI
The recent competition to rebuild the Edmonton Art Gallery spurred a couple Edmonton
Journal letter writers to compare the grandiosity of the plan with that of the Omniplex.
Younger readers of the Journal, and even a few older ones, probably didn’t have a clue what
the writers were referring to. But had the Omniplex actually been built, the Boyle McCauley
area – Edmonton for that matter - would have a totally different look.
The Omniplex was a gargantuan building proposed in the late 60s to “revitalize” the downtown
core. It combined features of the Commonwealth Stadium, the Edmonton Coliseum,
the Shaw Convention Centre, and the Winspear Concert Hall – all under one roof. It’s likely
none of those major structures would have been built had the Omniplex been approved. It
was to be located roughly where the Law Courts building and the main Post Office are now.
Perhaps the most spectacular feature of the Omniplex was a floating or raisable football field
that could be elevated to uncover the hockey facility below. The ceiling of the hockey rink
would be the elevated floor of the football stadium.
As its name implies, the Omniplex would have it all: 100,000 square feet of convention space
with seating for up to 25,000 delegates; a 3400 seat cultural theatre; movie theatres; an LRT
station; a 32,000 seat football stadium, a 12,000 seat ice arena and much more.
It was such a major proposal that it went to Edmonton voters twice. Once in 1968 when they
were asked if the City should seriously consider looking at it, which voters agreed to, and
again in 1970 when they were asked in a plebiscite if Council should borrow the $26 million
to build it, which – momentously - they did not agree to. The rest is history.
For the record, I can remember sitting at the kitchen table when my dad came home after
voting. He had voted no. “Not enough parking,” he said.
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^ What is that? Was that a proposal for city hall? It looks like some evil alien space ship.

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^ Is this officially dead now?

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^ Commerce 2 - probably my favourite "never built"
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Yes to all 3 ^^
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^ Too bad Founders Ridge is dead.. well I am not surprised, would have been a half assed project tho.
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I dont know that its actually dead, but come on...
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What about the CN Pylon? Or was that just vision?
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^^I think I've seen images of that somewhere before online...^^
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Founder's isnt dead.
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Question: Was Commerce Place 2 just conceptual or was the infrastructure built into the podium so that it could be done at some point ?
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Question: Was Commerce Place 2 just conceptual or was the infrastructure built into the podium so that it could be done at some point ?
they didnt own the land if i recall, CIBC did/does...but had plans to incorporate the historic building on the corner as per the image. If you look into that loading zone behind the CIBC you can see roughed in doorways and the such.

Out of any building in the city that didnt go ahead, to me this would have been the most influencial on the current look and feel of the downtown.

Not to say it couldnt still happen, but it would be much harder nowadays.
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