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Old Posted Jul 27, 2013, 3:56 AM
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CALGARY | Manulife | 124 M / 408 FT | 27 Floors

Manulife already has an anchor tenant for this one and plans to go ahead with tower which will be 27 floors, and 564,000 sq ft..

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Manulife going ahead with two office tower developments in Western Canada

Manulife Financial Corp.’s massive real estate arm is expanding in Western Canada – and increasingly choosing to develop towers rather than buy them.

The insurance company, whose real estate portfolio amounted to more than $8.5-billion at the end of 2012, is set to announce next week that it will develop a 27-storey office tower in downtown Calgary, bringing its portfolio in the city to about 1.3 million square feet.

The lead tenant will be Brion Energy (previously called Dover Operating Corp.), a three-year-old Calgary-based joint venture between Athabasca Oil Corp. and PetroChina Company Ltd. that operates two leases in the oil sands near Fort McMurray.

“We want to make a greater allocation to Western Canada. We strongly believe in the fundamentals there and we think that the eastern markets are very crowded right now,” said Ted Wilcocks, global head of asset management at Manulife Real Estate.

Manulife announced this week that it has begun construction on 980 Howe St., a 16-storey Vancouver tower that many thought would not go ahead, given the city’s building boom. But Manulife managed to secure engineering and consulting firm BGC as a lead tenant.

The Calgary tower, which will be 564,00 square feet, will sit on land that Manulife already owns, and replace a 41-year-old 88,000-square foot office building (as well as a former restaurant and retail site and a parkade)...


http://www.theglobeandmail.com/repor...ticle13466688/

Manulife by Calgary Renders, on Flickr

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Old Posted Jul 27, 2013, 5:35 AM
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Another day another office project in Calgary.

I like this one.
     
     
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Old Posted Jul 27, 2013, 7:31 AM
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Whereabouts in DT Calgary will this building be? I see the illustration shows it being on 7th Avenue...
     
     
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And when is construction slated for?
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Whereabouts in DT Calgary will this building be? I see the illustration shows it being on 7th Avenue...
South side of 7th Ave west of 5 St SW. The address of the office building to be torn down to make way for the new tower is 603 7 Ave SW.
     
     
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I like this one a lot! I think it has great potential, albeit if they were to bury the 7th Ave C-train lines, I'd be even more optimistic about this particular location downtown. 7th Ave has always had this negative, ghosttown-ish feel to it compared the blocks all around it IMHO.
     
     
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Old Posted Jul 27, 2013, 9:59 PM
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looks great not to flashy,solid design
     
     
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Looks like a smaller version of the Goldman Sachs New World Headquarters in NYC. It will be a great addition amongst the boxes in the area.
     
     
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The DP has been submitted to the city of Calgary. As per the DP sumbitted byarchtect SOM it is 27 floors and a structural height of 124.5M - 408.5Ft
     
     
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The DP has been submitted to the city of Calgary. As per the DP sumbitted byarchtect SOM it is 27 floors and a structural height of 124.5M - 408.5Ft
Can we add these new heights to the thread title?
     
     
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Can we add these new heights to the thread title?
I sent a message to one of the mods.
     
     
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Really liking the soft-curved edges. It's nice to see more of that in rigid-box loving Calgary.

This should be a really nice project when all is said and done. Too bad it's not twice/thrice as tall!
     
     
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That looks completely awesome Calgary: City of the future
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It will be interesting to see if the swooping and specially-finished "interior" portion of that roof treatment won't get value engineered out. Looks great in the rendering but only 0.00001% of Calgary would ever get to see it in real life.
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Design overall is nice but the grade level interaction with the sidewalk & LRT platform is super weak. No main level retail connection to the street is also a miss for such a busy area.
     
     
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