CTrain in the East Village, with the new ArriVa condo tower in the background
another Saturday night in Forest Harlem
traffic backed up heading IN to downtown in the afternoon rush hour
I was offered crack within about 12 seconds of pulling in to the beer store parking lot to take this pic
Seventh Avenue transit mall looking west
rainy night on Macleod Trail, the Cactus Club Cafe
Gulf Canada Square framed by Bankers Hall in the reflection. Gulf Canada Square is named for an oil company that no longer exists. It was ahead of its time in energy conservation in the early 1980s and is unique in that there is no furnace for the building.
inner courtyard of Olive live-work condos at The Bridges, Bridgeland
Bankers Hall east tower and the Hollingsworth building in the foreground
Calgary Courts Centre atrium in the rain. A security guard kicked me out of the alley after I took this pic. It is the largest court house in Canada, over 1 million square feet including the atrium between the 2 towers.
Sasso + Vetro condo towers
CTrain carries a phenomenal 250,000 sardines every weekday. North America's most successful LRT system for ridership.
TransCanada building. Tied for 4th tallest in Calgary with Canterra. It was the last major office building to be built in Calgary around the turn of the century. Now there are about a dozen office buildings in various stages of construction with plenty more planned. Two of the projects are in the billion dollar range.
Stella and Nova condos, to be joined by third sister Luna
cranes at Keynote, 2 condo towers and one office building, ArriVa condos in the distance which is the first of three towers, and the short crane in the distance is the Ribtor office building.
acrobatics in the alley across the street from the Hyatt
Opus on 8, office building almost finished construction. The project was started on spec but was quickly fully leased.
IBM campus, building 2 almost finished,and building 3 about half way done. As seen from the Hotel Arts office building construction
Union Square condos, tower one of two
Centrium Place, office building almost finished construction.
Cranes on Bankers Court and across the street tower one of Homberg Harris nears completion and tower 2 is at the foundation stage
From the top of the Bow parkade the night before the Stampede Parade:
the LEDs above the CTrain platform change colours
Beat Niq, the place for jazz in the basement of the Grain Exchange, Calgary's original "skyscraper"
Glenmore Trail looking eastbound. Calgary's biggest road project ($110 million +) partially opened this summer. Traffic has really improved in the GE5 area from my point of view.
ArriVa condos in June. Move-ins start any week now. The first of 3 condo towers. The crane for the Stampede casino is in the foreground.
Huge downpour, June 5, Elbow Drive. It was way worse elsewhere but I was stranded on high ground at home, thankfully!
The mud in the foreground is our driveway and the shrub floating away was sacrificed for GE5 (Glenmore Elbow 5 Street) road widening. It took 13 months, but we now have a paved driveway, a new sprinkler system, and a new front lawn.
McDougall Centre park at night
First Canadian Centre and Energy Plaza
London condos 1-2-3
Centennial Place -23 and 40 storey offfice buildings spec project by Oxford
Livingston Place 2 new 22 storey office buildings, Pengrowth head office
The Bridges, urban renewal on the site of the former Calgary General Hospital which was imploded in 1998 by the provincial government
London Calgary (again)
the bike couriers call this 'The Tranny', TransCanada Tower
Canterra, named for a defunct oil company.
Boulevard of Broken Dreams at the Blackfoot Truck Stop
Nova, Sold Out
Barron Building, vintage 1950s era office building, now being renovated
looking up at TD Canada Trust tower, a BASE jumper fell through one of these skylights once. He lived.
Eatons Centre Sears with the new courthouse in the distance.
Sears is closing their downtown former Eatons store and Holt Renfrew is moving in.
Eatons Centre, the baby to the giant in Toronto
Apparently the building was the venue for Joni Mitchell's first pro gig. She went to the Alberta College of Art here.
old and new on Stephen Avenue Mall. The 3 buildings on the left (where Subway is) are going to become "Fashion Central"
The Bay Arcade on Stephen Avenue Walk
Colt Engineering (now Australian owned) and called Colt Worley Parsons on Southport Road, with Southland Crossing and fire hall in foreground
Indian Oil and Gas head office on the Tsu'u Tina Nation
Second Street is a dead end for no good reason
One of the quads: Bow Valley Square Two, will there ever be a BVS5?
Calgary Chamber of Commerce sold their air rights to the PetroCanada Centre which takes up the rest of the block. PCC west tower is the tallest building west of Toronto in Canada.
From Crescent Heights looking south east
Bow river, downtown west end
E.R. at the new Alberta Children's Hospital
part of the wind breaker sculpture on Stephen Avenue Walk, blue version
Children's Hospital from across the Bow valley
Quarry Park, a billion dollar suburban office park in SE Calgary, the new Canadian head office for Jacobs Engineering
food court at Chinook Centre, Calgary's largest mall about to get even bigger, hauling in the dough...
The Bay and CTrain, Seventh Avenue SW
Five West tower 2
Union Square condos, tower 1, and Mescalero restaurant sign
dawn of another day
Bravo and Encore, to be joined by Ovation
Crestmont looking towards NW Calgary
June 25 after a hail storm, Elbow drive south of Heritage about 1pm
the City has issued over 600 demolition permits so far this year, but squatters set this place on fire before it could be torn down
Cowboy's bar bites the dust to make way for a billion dollar project of 2 office towers.
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