Originally Posted by TallBob
JB: I agree! A 216-220 meter tower would have been great. But we'll have to see how this new proposal works out. I like the Hotel/Residential componant of this new proposal over the office, and I hope it gets built first.
In this instance I like this shorter design better, it helps the city "taper" towards downtown in a better fashion, the original design would have created too much of a "wall" effect on the riverfront.
Plus with this design I love how they incorperated the gardens and trees above ground level on multiple tiers, it is about time we started to see more of that in Calgary. The multi-story entrance on their website that has the palm trees and waterfall in the background looks absolutely nuts too, in a very good way.
I am very happy with this design, get these guys to redesign the Herald Square IMO. Heck take the old City Center design and put that on the HS site,, we get both designs and lose the Herald Square box, win/win/win.