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Old January 29th, 2010, 07:59 PM   #221
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Old January 30th, 2010, 02:10 AM   #222
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The glazing is sleek and impressive.
The renders don't do it justice.
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Old January 31st, 2010, 08:15 PM   #223
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Roughly another 25 floors to go?
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Old January 31st, 2010, 08:16 PM   #224
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It does look different than the renders.......
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Old January 31st, 2010, 09:16 PM   #225
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It does look different than the renders.......
How so? I don't think people considered that the curve will make the building look quite fat head on. From all other angles it will look much more slender. Or were you talking about the glazing?
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Old February 1st, 2010, 03:05 AM   #226
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I really like this project! It;s gonna be great when it's complete!
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Old February 1st, 2010, 06:48 PM   #227
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Oh now we can see how it will look like when finished= awesome!!!

tastes like for more for Calgary, don't you think so?

great addition to the city's skyline.
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Old February 1st, 2010, 08:16 PM   #228
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great progress.
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Old February 2nd, 2010, 11:35 PM   #229
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the cladding is ridiculously nice...
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Old February 3rd, 2010, 12:30 PM   #230
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the cladding is ridiculously nice...
How come " ridiculously" ?

You are funny Yin Yang
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Old February 3rd, 2010, 08:08 PM   #231
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H&R REIT pays back Fairfax; Real estate trust sells $230-million of bonds
27 January 2010
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When the financial world was melting down in December, 2008, H&R Real Estate Investment Trust got a $200-million financial lifeline from insurer Fairfax Financial.

H&R REIT was badly in need of cash to finance construction of The Bow tower in Calgary, the future home of oil company EnCana.

Fairfax stepped up by purchasing $200-million of five-year debentures from H&R REIT, bonds that carried an 11.5 per cent interest rate. It was expensive capital, but the bond offering kept H&R REIT going, and The Bow moving forward. From Fairfax's point of view, this was a great place to put its money to work, as the underlying assets were strong, and the insurer was able to exploit a credit market crisis.

In the latest sign of just how credit markets have improved over the past 13 months, H&R REIT is back in the bond market Wednesday, with pair of bond offerings that will raise cash earmarked for retiring the debentures sold to Fairfax.

Fairfax will receive $230-million for the paper it holds, for a tidy 15 per cent capital gain over the past year. Fairfax has also received interest payments on its debentures over the past year.

H&R REIT sold $115-million of five-year debt that pays 5.196 per cent interest, and a second slug of seven-year debt that banks 5.902 per cent. The bonds were purchased in a bought deal financing by a syndicate of dealers led by RBC Dominion Securities and TD Securities.
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Old February 5th, 2010, 04:33 AM   #232
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Old February 5th, 2010, 02:57 PM   #234
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What is located inside that tower btw?

I 've never been to Calgary, that is why I ask. is it a restaurant that rotates or just some office etc?

Calgary will look a lot different in the summer this year!
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Old February 5th, 2010, 05:09 PM   #235
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What is located inside that tower btw?

I 've never been to Calgary, that is why I ask. is it a restaurant that rotates or just some office etc?

Calgary will look a lot different in the summer this year!
This tower?



There's an observation deck - views : http://www.globalphotos.org/calgary-tower.htm

The tower's website - http://www.calgarytower.com/
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Old February 5th, 2010, 05:17 PM   #236
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Yes, thank you... am going to check it out.
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Old February 7th, 2010, 04:52 PM   #237
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Nice updates thanxs.
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Old February 7th, 2010, 05:05 PM   #238
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I think the Calgary tower is one of the ugliest observation towers i have seen. I have been up the Skytower (Auckland),CN tower (toronto), Skylon tower (Niagara falls) & Stratosphere tower (Las Vegas) and think they are all way more attractive than this one. I think a great city like Calgary could have done a lot better. The Skytower in Auckland (New Zealand) is the best looking by far!
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Old February 7th, 2010, 09:02 PM   #239
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How come " ridiculously" ?

You are funny Yin Yang

it be 'cause i'm really impressed by the silver part

p.s. the observation tower in calgary is brutal, and not in a good way
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Old February 8th, 2010, 09:06 PM   #240
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I do agree on the Observation tower..... it can be adjust or improved in height and appearance a bit for sure. ... they can make it look shining/gleaming silverish new age looking bla bla bla, maybe add and build one or two more floors on top of it! ?!
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