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Old October 18th, 2006, 08:31 PM   #21
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Great tower for Calgary.
It may not fit perfectly into the existing skyline, but you have to start building non-boxy towers sometime
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Old October 19th, 2006, 03:42 AM   #22
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It's pretty but the interlaced triangles were just done at NYC's Hearst.

so....they were done on the gerkin before that building in new york was even planned..its Fosters "thing", why he liked triangles is beyond me//they do look nice i guess.
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Old October 19th, 2006, 05:00 AM   #23
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Their strong.
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Old October 19th, 2006, 05:58 AM   #24
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Their strong.
That's not all. This will be Calgary first steel-frame skyscraper. By using Foster's trademark external bracings, Encana will save about 30% of their steel costs. The move to a steel frame already bypasses much of the pressure, as Calgary seen quite large concrete shortages and skyrocketing costs of construction in the last few years.
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Old October 19th, 2006, 07:41 AM   #25
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The design isn't that spectacular (although it is very nice) but I do love the pods.
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Old October 20th, 2006, 12:01 AM   #26
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I love it. it's so ... massive.
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Old October 26th, 2006, 08:00 PM   #27
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It's a nice rendering, but it's out of scale. Makes it look like Petro and a number of other buildings are taller than Encana.
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Old October 26th, 2006, 08:06 PM   #28
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EnCana IS the tallest building in that rendering.
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Old October 26th, 2006, 08:23 PM   #29
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EnCana IS the tallest building in that rendering.
I understand that. I'm saying that the rendering makes it look like it's not. Notice that though Encana is in the foreground, Petro actually looks taller.
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Old October 27th, 2006, 05:41 AM   #30
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Nice pic D.
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Old October 28th, 2006, 12:06 AM   #31
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It's pretty but the interlaced triangles were just done at NYC's Hearst.

Ummm... actually they've been done numerous times around the world... it's nothing unique to NYC.

Anyways, the Encana Tower is really going to be a nice addition to Calgary!
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Old October 28th, 2006, 09:31 PM   #32
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It is PERFECT for Calgary's skyline. Foster does it again!
It is a beauty!
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Old October 28th, 2006, 10:49 PM   #33
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Gorgeous tower. I have only just understood the shape of the tower after knowing about it for over a week now.
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Old October 29th, 2006, 08:37 PM   #34
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It is amazing! A big boost for Calgary skyline! The design is superb!
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Old November 5th, 2006, 06:27 PM   #35
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I think it's a great looking tower.
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Old November 5th, 2006, 10:44 PM   #36
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I think its a pretty nice design, IMO it will add greatly to Calgary's character and identity.
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Old March 20th, 2007, 07:34 PM   #37
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Complements the skyline very well, and adds height.
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Old March 21st, 2007, 03:01 PM   #38
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Brilliant - will look spectular in what is already a very impressive skyline.

Love the shape.
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Old March 21st, 2007, 03:11 PM   #39
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Stunning. A few more non-boxy designed towers like this and Calgary could have the most interesting skyline in Canada.
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Old March 23rd, 2007, 08:54 PM   #40
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Not sure if I like it with the skyline but definately an interesting project.
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