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It's in the making, but I'll post it when I'm done
As for L&M, do you think they will be the first victims, now that Skytower is starting back up?
lets hope so. For one, that area is not ready for that type of development, for two, it's the ugliest POS proposed ever, and for three, let's be serious, it's a pipe dream anyway.
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Cathedral Square - 18th Avenue & 1st Street SW - Ross E. Hayes and IBI Group (1980)

I'd like to see this resurrected in some fasion.
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Oh, I think when you guys were wondering what American city it looked like, you might have been thinking of Atlanta.
Never mind, it definitely looks like Houston.
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Just looked at these again, oh what could have been.
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oh is it that time of the year again to bring these back:>
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I was just talking about the boom and bust of Calgary's past and brought this page up as a good example.
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One Boulevard West - 1st Avenue and 2nd Avenue SW
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26,900 s.f.

I get a kick out of this one. It looks like stuff that's getting built in Dubai these days.
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McIntyre Plaza - 7th Avenue and 3rd Street SW - Burgener Gallant Lachapelle Architects for Cascade Development Corp. (1981)

1.5 million s.f. - 66 storey - typical floor area 24,000 s.f.

I always liked this one. Even today it would still look good.
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I get a kick out of this one. It looks like stuff that's getting built in Dubai these days.

It reminds me of something my son would build out of Lego.
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Found this on Flickr, taken by jhails on May 25, 2007. Amazing to think that these models are still kicking around. This one is Alberta Plaza:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/25403068@N00/513499092/


These are definately going into my National Museum of Architecture, Planning, and Design (NMAPD)... as examples of Calgary Architecture during the last boom *rubs hands*
IIRC, this one was at one point called "plaza" 75 for it's 75 storeys, before being called "Alberta Plaza"
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I always liked this one. Even today it would still look good.
It looks a lot like this Arthur Erickson building in LA.

http://arthurerickson.com/B_cali.html

I don't know how to copy just the picture, so I put the link.
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Lausanne/Montreux can now be included in this thread. Same goes for those old Penny Lane Towers designs.
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Are Lausanne and Montreux oficially cancelled?
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Well the site is bought out by another company, I think, but on the office of the architect/advertiser's office the poster is still there and being currently advertised.
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It was reported by Zilla I believe that the deposits were returned to purchasers of condos at Lausanne/Montreux.
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What a weird proposal, just a waste of money for the developer.
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What a weird proposal, just a waste of money for the developer.
AFAIK, this is pretty normal for Renoir. They buy a lot, upzone it and sit on it for a little while, and then sell off the property. They probably made a bundle if they managed to sell at the $31M they wanted...
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$31 for that land? Last I heard the Co-op site (exchange) was worth $15mil, and it is a bigger, better lot.
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