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Old Posted Feb 5, 2008, 6:31 PM
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let's be civil.

I didn't create this thread for it to get locked on the first day.
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Old Posted Feb 5, 2008, 6:43 PM
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Hey, it's not my fault your city decided to build your airport downtown, and as such don't have buildings over 150m. And don't get mad at me because you aren't building tons of highrises like Calgary, Toronto and Vancouver are. You can try to make what I said an insuly all you want, it wasn't intended to be so fuck off.
FYI Edmonton has more buildings over 12 storeys than calgary...


regardless, all cdn cities are doing much better and im happy to see that.

remind me to buy you a prairie fire we meet for drinks
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Minto Midtown -160 Meters will be finished in a couple of months.

That should free up some space for some other projects in The big 3 or Montreal & Edmonton.

Cross your fingers.
Much like the top ten, it's still all about the GTA with a smattering of Calgary and Vancouver...
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The reason I made this list was to track the construction progress of tall buildings across Canada that are not on the 1-10 list.

I said inclusive , because of just Toronto, Calgary and Vancouver we get more Canadian cities included and more forumers included.

Even though...in the end it was still mainly Toronto, Calgary and Vancouver.


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Ok ok now I get it. Thank you
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FYI Edmonton has more buildings over 12 storeys than calgary...
Because that means a lot doesn't it.
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Did you not try clicking on diagrams, set country to Canada and status to construction?

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FYI Edmonton has more buildings over 12 storeys than calgary
FYI, Calgary just surpassed Edmonton for completed over 12 storey buildings. (36-7 Calgary for those under construction)
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Old Posted Feb 5, 2008, 10:36 PM
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Because that means a lot doesn't it.


i would rather have more towers than fewer with more height.
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..anyways...

start posting your pictures of the Montreal building on the list.
400 Sherbrooke west, ~120m, 37 floors (Montreal's tallest since 1992)


at 14 floors on January 20, 2008... now it's 15 (around the same level as Bay/Adelaide and RBC?)




crane seen from McGill University (12th bla bla) on December 20, 2007






To me the building is basically the Verve (Toronto) with beige instead of green, and dark grey instead of white.
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i would rather have more towers than fewer with more height.
No to drag this on, but I can't help this one. Would you rather have Edmonton's skyline or Calgary's? cause from the sounds of it you prefer Edmonton's (which seems kinda weird to me).
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I find it quite bland, the rendering made it seem like it was going to e quality, this looks like yet another pre-fab concrete mindless skyscraper that we've benn getting these past few years
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^i love the density of calgary's but honestly find Edmonton's much more balanced and given the river valley for more photogenic.

however, the quality and volume of recent projects in calgary does make me green with envy.
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^i love the density of calgary's but honestly find Edmonton's much more balanced and given the river valley for more photogenic.

however, the quality and volume of recent projects in calgary does make me green with envy.

Some home town biases on this site are so funny. It's obvious that at some point in the last economic boom in Alberta that Calgary's skyline surpassed Edmonton's in style, height, balance, and scale. Their really is no question about it. And if Edmonton's was so photogenic, why do I have a tough time picturing it without googling it? I mean if I saw a picture of it I'd know what city I'm looking at, but if somebody asked me to make a simple sketch I wouldn't know where to begin. Calgary on the other hand I could get most of it right.

Sorry for perpetuating this argument, when I get home I'll try and ad something a bit more constructive.
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Old Posted Feb 5, 2008, 11:05 PM
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^not hometown bias...seriously.
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It just seems small town compared to Calgary. And each year the gap gets greater and greater. Actually it reminds me a lot of North Yorks Skyline.

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Funny, an Edmonton /Calgary Rivalry? Now there's a new one!

It's part of our heritage. No matter what, Edmonton is better than Calgary, in every aspect, simply because I'm from Edmonton. They teach this in schools here.

And visa versa, if I was from Calgary...

But it's an intimate feud. Only those who enjoy S&M would understand. And in this case, calgary is our bitch.

These arguments are a part of Canadian history. Your watching a longstanding tradition carry out here folks. Admission should be charged!
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without turning this into an off-topic...the shear length of the skyline is ridiculous and almost impossible to capture in a decent shot....

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It just seems small town compared to Calgary. And each year the gap gets greater and greater. Actually it reminds me a lot of North Yorks Skyline.
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It's not that Edmonton is small time, it's just that Calgary's skyline is that of a city 5x the size, we are just so big time (not to get cocky, but it is true) we make Edmonton look small, when in fact it has a skyline of a city 2-3x it's size.
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My God, this thread is flooded with testosterone.

I'm really surprised how close that Montreal tower is being built to its neighbour.
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i would rather have more towers than fewer with more height.
again ... since Calgary has more of both
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^incorrect.
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