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Old Posted Jan 12, 2006, 2:08 AM
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Someone did not like my original thread title of "Calgary 1 million metro boom" I guess.

i would suggest you op't for something like:

"WE RULE, YOU SUCK CAUSE, WE RULE projects"

or

"dont be ashamed, you were not gonna get any of this $hit anyways"

or

"got towers?"
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Old Posted Jan 12, 2006, 4:39 PM
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The Penny Lane Office Tower proposal seems to have been revived. A lot of mixed feelings on this one, as it will replace a fairly attractive brick facade along 8th avenue downtown. The height of both buildings has been increased from the original design seen in these two renderings. The taller of the two will likely be about 212 metres.

The sky's the limit
Duelling towers planned for downtown Calgary

By MICHAEL PLATT, CALGARY SUN

A second office tower super-project is being planned for Calgary's downtown, with a revamped plan for Penny Lane development now exceeding 2-million sq. ft.

Developers of the site, where Penny Lane Mall and Cowboys nightclub now sit, increased the scale of a previously planned $250-million twin-tower project to match that of EnCana Corp.

Mayor Dave Bronconnier said it's more proof of the growing demand for workspace. "There is definitely a need for new office space in downtown Calgary, so I'm not surprised," he said.

The Penny Lane project consists of two towers, increased by 10 floors each to 49 and 40, and is expected to be clad in glass resembling alpine glaciers and jagged green granite.

The 8 Ave. and 5 St. S.W. structures will feature an indoor park complete with waterfall.

The height increase will place the taller of the two towers fourth on the list of Calgary's highest buildings, assuming rumours of the EnCana Tower reaching 60 storeys are true.

Calgary Downtown Association spokesman Richard White said the development just adds to Calgary's blistering pace of development.

"Calgary has more office tower construction than the rest of Canada's downtowns put together," he said.



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Old Posted Jan 12, 2006, 7:35 PM
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still cant get over the amount of things ongoing in the city right now!
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Old Posted Jan 12, 2006, 9:05 PM
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Penny Lane will now have a real impact on the skyline.
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Old Posted Jan 13, 2006, 6:08 AM
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funny thing is that Edmonton might have challenged for the title of twins...


Manulife was to have a twin as were:

commerce
bell

and we have twins/trips :

oxford towers
scotia
ATB/SUNLIFE

Not likely! Edmonton couldn't hold a candle to Calgary with this!!!

Twins for Calgary,

Petro-Can
Bankers Hall
WesternCanadian Place
TD Square
5&5
Calgary Place
Calgary Place Apt.
Sasso/Vetro
Elveden Centre
Continental Apt.
Eau-Calaire Estates
Riverside Towers
Westin Hotel
Pinnacle Apt.
Discovery Condos
Glenmore Gardens
The Point on The Bow
Brentview Towers
Princeton Condos
5 West
Calgary Courts Centre
Livingstone Place Office Complex


Approved and soon:twins

Riverfront Point
Kai-Mortinson
Union Square
Midtown
Homgurg Harris Centre
PennyLane Office Complex
Centennial Place Office Complex
EnCana Office Complex
Palliser Square Twin Office Complex


Tri-building developments

Sunlife Plaza (built)
Arriva Towers (underconstruction)
Odyssey Towers (built)

And yep.. we even have an old QUAD:
-Bow Valley Square

Not to mention all those developments "Never built"
including the second towers of:
First Canadian Centre
Nexen Tower
Canterra...
...etc...

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Great pictures Josh.

As for SOuthland Tower, well it was supposely going to start back in November, but as of this day the site is still untouched and remains a outdoor parking lot for the CHR office. next to the LRT station.

Maybe it was delayed for some reason. Maybe springtime, it might get going.
I drove by last week. The lot is fenced off. A new lot has been cleared a few blocks north next to the CPR line (behind Shanks) which is now being used as the CHR parking lot.
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that is good news! not the greatest of designs, but definately an improvement for that area!
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Arriva 42

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Old Posted Jan 17, 2006, 4:21 PM
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it looks like they have changed the design?
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The roof and penthouse floors appear to have changed the most in this new rendering. I still have the floor count at 42.
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"Not likely! Edmonton couldn't hold a candle to Calgary with this!!!

Twins for Calgary,"

i didnt even start a list, but who cares.....penny lane has always been one of my favs.
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I agree with you, it's just so unique (I could be wrong I haven't seen every building in the world). I think that Penny Lane would be one of the best projects to have to fill the gap between the East and West Downtown clusters.
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Old Posted Jan 21, 2006, 11:14 PM
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Here's some pictures that I took of construction projects in Calgary when I was there over the Xmas holidays.


Vantage Pointe. It's massive and slablike, but the materials are actually quite decent. Along with Tarjan Pointe I'm actually rather impressed




Vantage Pointe and Stella. Stella was a project I really had heard nothing about till I saw it in person


5West, 1st tower.


Chocolate. I LOVE this project. It's effing hot.



Sasso against the skyline

More Sasso:










Courts Centre.



The hole for Arriva
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Old Posted Jan 22, 2006, 4:59 AM
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what Calgary might look like from the extreme south once EnCana and Penny Lane are built.

Courtesy of 'IntotheWest'

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Neat stuff!

I really like that Penny Lane design. It reminds me of Charlotte Plaza (in . . . Charlotte, duh) except that it's better.
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and not to forget that pano doesnt have any of the downtown and beltline condos included
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It has Arriva though!

The Pennylane looks kinda skinny from this view. None the less an interesting going up the steps type of impression the two towers bring.
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Should the associated buildings in 'The Bridges - Phase II" be added to the projects list?



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Old Posted Feb 8, 2006, 4:09 AM
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i would say so!
what is going on with vetro? they havent errected a crane yet. are they waiting for the completion of sasso?
what is the status of national condos?
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what Calgary might look like from the extreme south once EnCana and Penny Lane are built.

Courtesy of 'IntotheWest'

For some reason I'm overlooking the EnCana and Penny Lane renderings. Can someone help me? What page are they on in this thread?
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