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Calgary's Best Skyscraper?

  • Bankers Hall

    Votes: 12 24.0%
  • Canterra Tower

    Votes: 15 30.0%
  • Nexen Building

    Votes: 9 18.0%
  • Petro Canada Centre

    Votes: 7 14.0%
  • TD Canada Trust Tower

    Votes: 2 4.0%
  • Other

    Votes: 5 10.0%
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I would like to make a note here, I have changed my mind since I made that post in the Canterra thread. It is now my #1 favourite in the city. After going through downtown enough, Bankers Hall starts to look less great while Canterra still manages to be sexy.
 

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I gotta go with Nexen on this one. That sharp edge is one of my favorite architectural and structural creations -- especially in Calgary.
 

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Cantera is so classy. I love the way it looks from all angles. I think Calgary could use a few more like it.

BTW, I think the Husky Oil buildings are also worthy of a mention.
 

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Waterloo_Guy said:
Cantera is so classy. I love the way it looks from all angles. I think Calgary could use a few more like it.

BTW, I think the Husky Oil buildings are also worthy of a mention.
True, I was walking past them today, and I just love the way the glass looks from street-level. They sky reflects off the gold glass from some angles (and at dusk you can see through a lot of it as well) so the towers end up being lovely patterns and shades of blue, purple, and gold.
 

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Definately the Husky Oil towers. I've always loved them the most. I only wish they were one super tall, instead of the two average heights. Cantera is number two and then Bankers Hall.
 

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I vote for Husky Oil Towers too!
I remember when I first came to Calgary 5 years ago and I first viewed downtown from my hotel room, thinking they were the city's tallest. They stand so proudly and clearly from the southwest, looking like 2 big gold bars.
 

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Nexen is very cool looking also. But Cantera is a cut above. I would really like to see another building built along similar lines, maybe as a taller twin--Calgary needs more twins.
 

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Nexen is awesome - such a simple but impressive design - I hadn't seen this building before - was quite a surprise to me.


Petro Canada Tower seems to have taken quite a beating in the forums, personally, I think it's a pretty good looking tower - nice and big, too.
 

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Nexen was at one time to have a taller twin facing the other direction. Now that would have been cool!
 
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