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Old Posted Jan 28, 2008, 12:46 AM
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I agree, I think one tower looks way better, I'm sick of all the twin towers cheapening our skyline.
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as much as twin towers are over done in calgary, I do like the look of Bankers Hall, 8th ave place and Husky Towers all lined up. I'm keeping my fingers crossed that both towers get built.
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Glad to finally see this one in the construction section. I'd prefer just a single tower.
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beautiful renderings, shame that the finished product will look very sterile.
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I thought this looked like a Pickard Chilton and I went to the website and I was right. This is a slightly altered design of a never-built Centennial Hill building in Atlanta by them. Glad the design is getting used.
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Old Posted Jan 28, 2008, 5:31 PM
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One tower definetly looks better... Too many twins in Cowtown for sure.

Good thing they went with the big tower too!
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Old Posted Jan 29, 2008, 5:15 AM
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Yeah, there are more than enough twin towers in Calgary, we definitely don't need any more.

most of us from the Calgary thread are hoping a second tower of a completely different design gets built later. Some sort of mixed use tower.
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I dont know, i would like to see a better rendering thats for sure...

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I'm hoping they go with a silver cladding. I think that would look sharp
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Copy?

The taller tower in the new design looks absolutely 100% identical to a tower once proposed (a few years back) for the Allen Plaza area of downtown Atlanta. I guess Hines decided not to "waste" the design...recycle, recyle, recycle.
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Good on Calgary!!

You guys make me so proud.
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Old Posted Jan 30, 2008, 5:00 PM
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Not bad at all. They look nice. I bet they will be look even better in person once they are completed...

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I think it would only take some minor tweaking to really make these drab designs stand out which could happen between now and whenever construction commences.
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I think it would only take some minor tweaking to really make these drab designs stand out which could happen between now and whenever construction commences.
Even minor tweaking in this city means they will have to submit another development permit and have it go through the entire process all over again...
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The taller tower in the new design looks absolutely 100% identical to a tower once proposed (a few years back) for the Allen Plaza area of downtown Atlanta. I guess Hines decided not to "waste" the design...recycle, recyle, recycle.
Could be the same design. Maybe the architects here, purchased the plans or something.
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I'm still holding out they'll be better in real life than the rendering. For me alot of it will be the facade materials.
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Interesting..... Any renderings kicking around?
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Glad to see this baby in the construction section. i think the towers will look decent in person, the design could be better, but these are still decent.
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Even minor tweaking in this city means they will have to submit another development permit and have it go through the entire process all over again
Really? Same height, same density but with some subtle Philly Cira Center lines?
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Really? Same height, same density but with some subtle Philly Cira Center lines?
Yep. It has to go back before Urban Design Panel. It's pretty much the equivalent of "back to the drawing board."
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