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Old Posted Oct 17, 2014, 6:08 AM
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Looking at the diagram....it really looks pretty thin from one side!! Hopefully, we don't get too many more of these "Wide Bodies"!
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Yup, that would be nice indeed. Even nicer if they added a half dozen more floors.
easy there Tallbob! Haha! No I agree, it would look awesome at 70 floors. So tall and slender. It has really grown on me since we first saw it. I love its interaction with the skyline and the effect it will have. Either this, or an American-style pyramid-topped tower is perfect for this location to balance the skyline, only as long as it is noticeably taller than Brookfield Place.
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I'm actually starting to like this one quite a bit. If it end sup being 61 floors as rumored, then it'll be pretty decent IMO.

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easy there Tallbob! Haha! No I agree, it would look awesome at 70 floors. So tall and slender. It has really grown on me since we first saw it. I love its interaction with the skyline and the effect it will have. Either this, or an American-style pyramid-topped tower is perfect for this location to balance the skyline, only as long as it is noticeably taller than Brookfield Place.
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Same feelings. I mean, even if it's the 47 storey version, at least we're getting another 200+ meter tower, but a new tallest would be awesome. It's also a unique design to Canada so all in all it's really not that bad. A carbon copy of none
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Wow. 860ft is pretty huge.
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^^ Yep! And 900' would be More Huge!! LOL!
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^^ Yep! And 900' would be More Huge!! LOL!
Make it 1000'!
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^^ I'm not going to raise.... Sounds like poker! ^^
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As a Torontonian, I can say that I'm quite jealous that you guys have such a wonderful proposal which is fairly likely to be approved. Congrats Calgary!
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Make it 1000'!
This would be a nice supertall actually, it would definitely turn the tables and Calgary will be the country's focus for a while. (architecturally and urban developmentally speaking)
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Interesting design. Not sold on this just yet. Sorta looks like a rehash of the original penny lane design.
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As a Torontonian, I can say that I'm quite jealous that you guys have such a wonderful proposal which is fairly likely to be approved. Congrats Calgary!

This would be a nice supertall actually, it would definitely turn the tables and Calgary will be the country's focus for a while. (architecturally and urban developmentally speaking)
I thin the taller this tower was, the better it would look. I'm not sure if the shown version of rendering is the 860' version. I guess will find out more as we go.
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Surreal: All buildings would all look better if they ALL were taller!!!
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i hope and pray they build this as soon as possible. i love how calgary is showing up much larger cities as far as big office skyscrapers are concerned. just shows how much financial power calgary is building up. in time it will certainly matter what the business men and women in calgary think. it trickles down to us people living in the west as well. whats better for them is better for me. in the line of work i'm in. it means everything.
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Old Posted Oct 30, 2014, 5:40 AM
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^^ Ya! Especially if oil continues to fall past $80! The lower gas prices are sure a big help for consumers and businesses.... So it isn't all bad!
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Hopefully this fall in oil prices well help spur more/better diversification initiatives.
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^^ Chad... That's the best word I like to hear.... "Diversified"! ^^
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Old Posted Oct 31, 2014, 4:03 PM
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^^ Ya! Especially if oil continues to fall past $80! The lower gas prices are sure a big help for consumers and businesses.... So it isn't all bad!
True...on the other hand if oil were to spike up to 100 bucks or higher, the floodgates on new towers will open.
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Old Posted Oct 31, 2014, 8:12 PM
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I wonder if the architecture of this building suggests anything about a tenant they may have lined up. Conservative architecture for a conservative tenant?
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Old Posted Oct 31, 2014, 8:27 PM
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More like conservative architecture for a conservative owner. Buildings outlives their tenants and their tenants' tastes. Oxford is the real estate investment arm of a pension fund.
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More like conservative architecture for a conservative owner. Buildings outlives their tenants and their tenants' tastes. Oxford is the real estate investment arm of a pension fund.
True that Oxford in the past has been very conservative in the past, but has been pushing for less conservative as they go head to head with Brookfield (their closest competitors). Look at the proposal they had for Toronto that fell through. They had Norman Foster as the architect, and it was more than just a square box. I think this is just the beginning of Oxford pushing the bounds. Hopefully we will see a less conservative approach in the future.
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