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Old Posted Feb 11, 2015, 7:55 AM
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First Street SE Calgary, from the river to the Beltline...


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Dunsmuir and Howe, Vancouver...


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What's the amazing building on the right?
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Old Posted Feb 24, 2015, 3:52 AM
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Sixth Avenue from both ends, 2 kilometers straight of scrapers.


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Those pedestrian bridges kind of ruin the canyon for me by obscuring the horizon.
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I agree. I prefer the Fifth Avenue canyon the most, taken from the bridge of the former Calgary Board of Education Building (Brutalist building on the right of my first pic), as there are no bridges for several hundred meters, so you can still see the Paskapoo Escarpment in the distance.
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What's the amazing building on the right?
i used to work there - 900 west hastings. one of my favourites. it used to be the old bank of canada building. there's a huge vault in the basement that we used as a data centre.

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That is a masterpiece of Brutalism, love it!
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^yup, incredible. I have always had a bit of a soft spot for brutalism, i gotta admit.
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I know what you mean. I actually used to hate it, but over the last two or three years it has really grown on me. I'm happy to see that some Brutalist buildings (such as the former CBE Building in Calgary) are starting to be treated with heritage respect, which many of them deserve.
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What's the amazing building on the right?
Maybe you mean Park Place? Clad in granite with copper coloured glazing, it's Vancouver's highest quality office tower. None of the new office towers built in Canada these days even come close.


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Maybe you mean Park Place?
I meant 900 West Hastings.
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Almost every Canadian city has one or two versions of Park Place. There is no way I'd say it's better then Bow or a few other new office towers.
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The Bow is huge but they deployed the same strategy that almost all commercial and residential towers now use. That is clad the building in as much glass as possible. And glass that's the same as every other building that's being built, so just put some balconies on the bow and you got yourself a condo tower. Why would they clad the bow in seafoam green glass? The Bow is a circus side show freak. The Suncor towers are much more humane.
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The Bow is huge but they deployed the same strategy that almost all commercial and residential towers now use. That is clad the building in as much glass as possible. And glass that's the same as every other building that's being built, so just put some balconies on the bow and you got yourself a condo tower. Why would they clad the bow in seafoam green glass? The Bow is a circus side show freak. The Suncor towers are much more humane.
Well it's clad in glass because nobody wants a granite clad metallic window circa 1980's - 90's tower these days. It's called moving forward and building using current trends and building materials. The Bow is hardly a circus freak and Park Place is far from better then it.
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I love 900 West Hastings.
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Never seen it before but 900 West Hastings is awesome
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Never seen it before but 900 West Hastings is awesome
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