CWB is staying here because the industrial, the experimental, and the growth potential of the Country will be centered here. I know, some of the naysayers on this site think I am exaggerating, but I am not.
Likewise, the Shaw story for historical reference:^^^^ Here in a nutshell is the Oxford story -- https://www.theglobeandmail.com/rep...of-familys-real-estate-company/article762945/
Agreed, While I like this better than the last couple of renders of their proposed residential tower, it's a far cry from what was in the original. Nice to have an all glass office building but this is pretty short and stumpy and doesn't look right in that location. Just flew over Doha a couple of days ago so seeing this bums me out a bit.Does this show how rough the market is right now? That we're only building 16 story office buildings in the core of our downtown amongst 25-66floor towers? I wouldn't mind this elsewhere, but these feels sort of lame. I think 25flrs minimum is needed to "fit" this area. 16 will be one of our shortest modern office towers, right next to the tallest tower in western canada.
I'm sure this is motivated by the market/money, but it makes me nervous. I would have rather seen a 16flr tower in phase 2 as part of the "step down" to the northern neighbourhoods. Mixed feelings overall.
...this city has quite the documented long and unfortunate history of corporations leaving the city and public spats between councilors and corporation (see Jan Riemer and Shaw).
It was in the Globe article I posted in post 1,652 and will share the link again here:What happened between Mayor Reimer and Shaw if you don't mind elaborating.
I see Shaw just gifted Calgary's Glenbow Museum $35 million for an artist's program and to provide free admission to the museum forever.
Agreed, While I like this better than the last couple of renders of their proposed residential tower, it's a far cry from what was in the original.
^^^^ Edmonton (and area) has great Architecture far beyond Gene Dub's efforts and there is a lot more on the books. Some of us are working to get a school of Architecture back. Btw as I have said before Athabasca University has a great Architecture program and is already turning out top students.
Like many aspects of human endeavor, there is a herd mentality in business, people often see success or money and chase it. Sometimes it works well, sometimes not and not every business needs to be located in a major city to succeed.. I think Vancouver is often more a lifestyle choice than a business one and I don't think, despite some people's delusions, it is very easy to serve a western Canadian market well from Toronto.@CaptainBL Misery loves company -- that is why they move to Toronto (especially) and Vancouver. Edmonton is getting there. From a population perspective I believe it will overtake Calgary within the next decade to land in fourth spot and it will be challenging metro Vancouver for third by 2050. It has a bright and shiny future. I would just like to see northern Alberta's economy diversify with more creation of secondary and tertiary industries, with more emphasis on manufacturing than the sale of raw product -- I believe that is starting to happen.