29-storey hotel and office tower proposed at Edmonton’s historic Kelly Ramsey Building
BY GORDON KENT, EDMONTON JOURNAL MARCH 28, 2013 1:47 PM
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Architect's rendering of the Kelly Ramsey building with new tower above. The Ramsey Building (stone building) will be the new entrance to the hotel. The Kelly Building (brick building) will have retail units on the ground floor.
Photograph by: Supplied , Edmonton Journal
EDMONTON - The fire-ravaged Kelly Ramsey Building downtown on Rice Howard Way is being gutted and two adjoining structures will be razed for a $250-million office and hotel project.
The south and east facades of the historic building on 101A Avenue will be dismantled and rebuilt as the base of a 29-storey tower, bricks and windows will be reused or reproduced, but most of the remainder will go, says a city report released Thursday.
To the west of the building, the developer wants to start tearing down the modern one-storey former Sony building on 101st Street on Monday. Two weeks later, it’s hoped the former home of Swedish Jewellers next door will be demolished.