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Old Posted Oct 31, 2007, 7:53 PM
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EDMONTON | Wasnea Tower | ? HEIGHT | 29 FLOORS | PRO

One of the best locations left in the city as it will have river valley views and views of the Alberta Provincial Legislature Building:



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U G L Y, its got no alibi it's UGLY! and far to close to the legislative building.
The legislative building is so nice and this, isn't. If they want to build there they should make is a nice Art deco, or gothic style.

and get rid of the anex
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Old Posted Oct 31, 2007, 11:23 PM
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personally i like the modern contrast, but still have reservations about the tower as this doesnt give us enough information.

yes, please kill the annex*



*the teal and aquamarine tower on the lower far left, Edmonton's first curtain wall tower.
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Can't tell from the pic, but is that red building part of the base?
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I think this is just an early design to show the impact on the neigborhood and site .
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Can't tell from the pic, but is that red building part of the base?
probably not...that is a semi-historic apartment with a house attached in which the developers engineering office is in. I do know the last proposal included these in a comprehensive development, but not a base or podium.
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Wasnea Photos

Here are a couple more photos from the Open House.






I live at The Marquis with a west view, so this building if built would destroy my view...



This building is still minimum 3 years away. They are still applying for rezoning to increase the allowable density from 500 to 729 units per hectare and a building height from 15 to 29 stories...

Personally I wouldn't mind a 15 story... but 29 seems a bit excessive here...
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Personally I wouldn't mind a 15 story... but 29 seems a bit excessive here...
29 is excessive?

uh-huh...
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I'm not sure if that was sarcasm... but...

Yes I think it is a little execessive on the outer reaches of downtown. A good looking downtown IMO has the tallest buildings in the middle and gradually lowers as it spreads out.

But somewhat like the Edmonton ring road we build around the boarder and pull everyone away from the middle. If we build super tall structures around the boarder then downtown starts looking like a fortress (i.e. Stationlands).

At a height of 29 stories I think the ugliest view is from the Legislature grounds.

This has little to do with the view from my building because even at 15 stories it will be blocking my view.
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i personally still think this building is kinda meh, especially the podium and "townhouses"...

29 floors is fine there, i like that, but it could use some setbacks to reduce the mass of this thing as you go up.
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29 storeys will do wonders for Edmonton's skyline. I don't think height should be an issue.
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That black glass looks sexy. The stucco looks horribly out of place, although i do like the articulation. Not sure what the fix is.... concrete..??
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I don't mind how the glass part of Wasnea looks. Actually, the most recent two renderings from the open house look good with the black glass. The only problem is that the red base portion looks weirdly out of place with the rest of the tower. I think the red base might be made with brick rather than stucco, but I'm inferring this from the shade of red in the renderings, so I could be wrong.

The Wasnea site appears to be farther down in the river valley and doesn't detract too much from the Provincial Legislature building, so the proposed height shouldn't be an issue. Hell, the ICON towers higher up in downtown will have more floors than that!
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Your view isn't ruined, you still will have ample view of the river valley. Just not the LEG.
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Yeah, it looks better in the latest rendition.
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