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Old October 7th, 2014, 11:37 PM   #41
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Cool. Calgary has a beautiful skyline!
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Old November 27th, 2014, 01:58 PM   #42
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Old November 27th, 2014, 05:10 PM   #43
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You Torontonians need to give Calgary a break. When I first started visiting Toronto, in the 90's, its public realm ranged from underwhelming to ugly, easily the least impressive of any global city I'd experienced.

Of course it's improved leaps-and-bounds since. And I suspect Calgary's will too.
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Old November 30th, 2014, 08:27 AM   #44
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You Torontonians need to give Calgary a break. When I first started visiting Toronto, in the 90's, its public realm ranged from underwhelming to ugly, easily the least impressive of any global city I'd experienced.
So because Toronto has lots of crappy sidewalks means Torontonians are barred from pointing out problem areas in other Canadian cities? That's like arguing that you can't point out that income inequality is an issue if it also exists in one's own city. If it needs fixing it needs fixing. I shouldn't have to move to Calgary in order to say so.

That said, did you really need to dig up a discussion that happened 7 weeks ago?
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Old November 30th, 2014, 08:44 AM   #45
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Enough f*ckin twins. With Calgary's prominence in the country, it needs at least one supertall!!! #novision
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Old November 30th, 2014, 08:46 AM   #46
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Enough f*ckin twins. With Calgary's prominence in the country, it needs at least one supertall!!! #novision
Patience. Calgary is growing very quickly and the skyline is getting significantly taller. Calgary will get a super tall in due course. Quality is more important than height though and Calgary is delivering with the latest crop of buildings. The Bow, Eighth Avenue Place, this building, and Telus Sky have taken the city up a few notches.
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Old December 3rd, 2014, 03:09 AM   #47
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Toronto and Calgary would have the biggest economies in Canada, yeah?

I cannot imagine Montreal has much of an economy??
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Why can developers and business leaders here not be more like those in Australia? They are reaching for the sky, while embracing exciting architecture. With Calgary's economic might, surely we can expect something like this???

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Old January 16th, 2015, 12:12 PM   #49
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Old January 17th, 2015, 11:08 AM   #50
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Toronto and Calgary would have the biggest economies in Canada, yeah?

I cannot imagine Montreal has much of an economy??
Montreal is a far bigger city by practically every measure. Head office count is likely the only area where Calgary is ahead. Montreal is a relatively poor city by Canadian standards but you're talking about a metro of 4 million people, and our former #1. Calgary is super wealthy, but still likely 4th in Canada by GDP.

Calgary? Think Perth.
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Old January 17th, 2015, 11:20 AM   #51
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Why can developers and business leaders here not be more like those in Australia?
Canada is an excruciatingly conservative country at times. Residential tower design seems to be getting far more interesting, but office is as stripped down boring as humanly conceivable. Toronto has now built 7 glass office boxes in a row. I've almost given up that we'll build an office building that's stimulating or thought provoking.

Brookfield Place will look great in the Calgary skyline but I hope it's an aberration and buildings like the Bow will be the norm.
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Old January 17th, 2015, 11:55 PM   #52
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Yes, this is a decent tower but not spectacular or provoking. Brookfield is developing very similar towers in New York.
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Old January 18th, 2015, 01:57 AM   #53
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Old January 18th, 2015, 06:05 AM   #54
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Montreal is a far bigger city by practically every measure. Head office count is likely the only area where Calgary is ahead. Montreal is a relatively poor city by Canadian standards but you're talking about a metro of 4 million people, and our former #1. Calgary is super wealthy, but still likely 4th in Canada by GDP.

Calgary? Think Perth.
So what it sounds like is that Calgary, along with Perth is kind of like Washington here in the US. Not the biggest city, but its high office population and rich populace put it on the map economically.
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Old January 18th, 2015, 06:26 AM   #55
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So what it sounds like is that Calgary, along with Perth is kind of like Washington here in the US. Not the biggest city, but its high office population and rich populace put it on the map economically.
Western Part of the country. Resourced based, growing economically.

Perth is booming based on mining.
Calgary relies heavily on oil.
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Old January 18th, 2015, 06:55 AM   #56
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So, Houston?
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Old January 18th, 2015, 10:22 PM   #57
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Houston is the best equivilant, by far. Conservative, but extremely wealthy part of the country built on oil wealth. Head offices for the oil companies run the economy, while actual oil extraction occurs elsewhere. (Primarily Edmonton and Fort McMurray)

Big difference is that Calgary is a lot smaller at a metro population of roughly 1.3 million. It grows by 40,000 people a year though, so its getting bigger pretty quickly.

Canadian city populations go like this, to show how Calgary fits in with the rest of the Country. Its essentially the same size as Edmonton and Ottawa.

Toronto: 6 million
Montreal: 4 million
Vancouver: 2.5 million
Calgary: 1.3 million
Edmonton: 1.2 million
Ottawa: 1.2 million
Quebec City: 800,000
Winnipeg: 700,000

Then a lot of smaller cities like Waterloo, London, Halifax, etc. in the 400-600,000 range.

Canada is a pretty small country, we only really have 2 "big" cities, a couple of midsize cities, and a bunch of small ones. 35 million people can't produce the huge list of 4+ million person cities that the US has.

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Old January 21st, 2015, 07:33 PM   #58
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Old February 10th, 2015, 07:13 PM   #59
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Why can developers and business leaders here not be more like those in Australia? They are reaching for the sky, while embracing exciting architecture. With Calgary's economic might, surely we can expect something like this???
Something like, that would be nice of course, but you can't really expect Calgary to compare to a city like Melbourne, wealthy or not..... a more apt comparison would be Montreal/Toronto vs Sydney/Melbourne...Brisbane vs Vancouver. Our cities compare quite well IMO. There are only a couple of towers in Melbourne and none in Sydney that might even be considered more interesting than say... Absolute or L-Tower in Toronto.

Calgary would be more of a comparison to Perth or Adelaide, and neither of those cities has a Bow or Telus sky...both of which would also be stand-out towers in Sydney or Melbourne so I think we are doing quite nicely.



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