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Old Posted Mar 15, 2009, 4:27 PM
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Ouch! That really sucks. The next phase of Arriva would've been the tallest residential in Calgary correct?
It would have been the tallest residential tower in Alberta, that spot is currently held by arriVa tower 1.
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Old Posted Mar 15, 2009, 6:13 PM
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Old Posted Mar 15, 2009, 11:29 PM
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It would have been the tallest residential tower in Alberta, that spot is currently held by arriVa tower 1.
Well it's only on hold and there is probably a very real chance that it will be built once market conditions improve.

On a side note I gotta say it's crazy how this forum has fostered in me a sense of national pride. Back when I first joined this site I would have hated on Calgary or Toronto but now the opposite is true. I find myself defending the other parts of Canada that I haven't even been to to friends/family.
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On a side note I gotta say it's crazy how this forum has fostered in me a sense of national pride. Back when I first joined this site I would have hated on Calgary or Toronto but now the opposite is true. I find myself defending the other parts of Canada that I haven't even been to to friends/family.
Haha, I guess it comes from discussing with people who really love/know their own cities, instead of sticking with old stereotypes.

You wouldn't believe how many times I've heard Montrealers describing the "fugly giant redneck suburb" that is Calgary...
After hearing things like that, here I see Calgarians posting nice pics and showing actual facts, giving a more balanced view.
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This project is huge!! - These towers will be extremely tall skyscrapers!!
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Old Posted Mar 16, 2009, 12:33 AM
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For those that have never taken a drive on the gardiner, here is what it feels like to drive down a road with skyscrapers blocking you in on both sides....

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Old Posted Mar 16, 2009, 12:28 PM
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Old Posted Mar 16, 2009, 1:57 PM
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Well it's only on hold and there is probably a very real chance that it will be built once market conditions improve.

On a side note I gotta say it's crazy how this forum has fostered in me a sense of national pride. Back when I first joined this site I would have hated on Calgary or Toronto but now the opposite is true. I find myself defending the other parts of Canada that I haven't even been to to friends/family.
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Haha, I guess it comes from discussing with people who really love/know their own cities, instead of sticking with old stereotypes.

You wouldn't believe how many times I've heard Montrealers describing the "fugly giant redneck suburb" that is Calgary...
After hearing things like that, here I see Calgarians posting nice pics and showing actual facts, giving a more balanced view.
To see this love in the Canada section is mindblowing!
Perhaps not as mindblowing as Success at 54 stories though! It just bums me out that Calgary's tallest residential at 43 stories just got put on hold!
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Old Posted Mar 16, 2009, 2:45 PM
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Haha, I guess it comes from discussing with people who really love/know their own cities, instead of sticking with old stereotypes.

You wouldn't believe how many times I've heard Montrealers describing the "fugly giant redneck suburb" that is Calgary...
After hearing things like that, here I see Calgarians posting nice pics and showing actual facts, giving a more balanced view.
Calgary isn't "giant"!
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Old Posted Mar 16, 2009, 2:53 PM
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Old Posted Mar 16, 2009, 7:58 PM
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For those of you getting sick of all this glass....

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Old Posted Mar 17, 2009, 10:33 PM
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Haha, I guess it comes from discussing with people who really love/know their own cities, instead of sticking with old stereotypes.

You wouldn't believe how many times I've heard Montrealers describing the "fugly giant redneck suburb" that is Calgary...
After hearing things like that, here I see Calgarians posting nice pics and showing actual facts, giving a more balanced view.
Exactly my point. It makes it tough to remain ignorant lol.
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Old Posted Mar 18, 2009, 5:49 PM
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from lxmoss at UT - Success Tower at Pinnacle Centre!!!!

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^but very, very tall!! - which makes it....interesting

...and I like the precast racing stripe and the dark green glass!!
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reminds me of all of those boring bland towers in HK

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Old Posted Mar 18, 2009, 6:04 PM
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That has way more exterior precasting than Success.

It's also the proportions that make the building look good. It's slim and slender, the glass works by the lake, and the precast is used to good effect.
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Old Posted Mar 18, 2009, 6:36 PM
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reminds me of all of those boring bland towers in HK
Funny thing is those HK towers look a lot more like the Icon towers we got here. While Pinnacle isn't an architectural wonder by any stretch, it's still a good tower, even as a boring one.
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The real problem for me with Pinnacle Centre is it's rather dank podium levels. Not very inviting to me - everything just seems too big and overscaled.
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