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Calgary - Downtown - Skylines, Plazas, and Historic Buildings

Calgary is the 3rd largest city in Canada by population (1,240,000) and is the largest city of the Calgary Census Metropolitan Area in Alberta (containing 1,393,000, the 4th largest in Canada).

Downtown is located on a gentle bend of the Bow River which forms its Northern boundary. I will define Downtown as including the adjacent districts of Downtown Commercial Core, Downtown West End, Eau Claire, Downtown East Village, and Chinatown, as well as Beltline to the South of those districts.

This thread will focus on some skylines and then to various public plazas and spaces before showing a collection of the historic buildings in the area.

Skyline as seen from the Southern Alberta Institute of Technology:

Skylines around Downtown:

Stephen Avenue Walk structures:
One block of this pedestrian mall features these soaring sculptures.

The Core Shopping Centre:
This indoor mall connects three blocks of downtown's retail concentration.

CTrain stations along 7th Avenue:
For nearly it's entire length of downtown, this street forms the spine of the city's light rail system.

A small plaza at the corner of 1 St SW and 9 Ave SW:

A larger plaza along Centre St. S:

Another plaza, this one is located in the East Village:

Beltline Park:

Harley Hotchkiss Gardens:

Olympic Park:
This plaza was built for the 1988 Winter Olympics hosted by Calgary.

A sculpture group in another half-block park:

Central Memorial Park:

Stephen Avenue:
Downtown's greatest concentration of historic buildings is situated along several blocks of a renamed 8th Ave that forms a pedestrian mall.

More historic buildings, not located along Stephen Avenue:

Mewata Armoury:

More historic buildings, with prominent brick facades:

Fairmont Palliser Hotel:

Old Courthouse:

Memorial Park Public Library:

More historic buildings:

All photos taken by geomorph in 2017.

For my other Calgary threads, see:

Downtown - Bow River Waterfront: http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/showthread.php?t=234312

Downtown - Highrises 1: http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/show...17#post8247517

Downtown - Highrises 2: http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/show...89#post8276889

Last edited by geomorph; Aug 10, 2018 at 12:18 AM.
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