Three weeks since our last update, and glazing and cladding work at Encore Tower has continued to move swiftly. Windows and glass spandrel paneling now rise at least seven storeys above the podium level, giving observers a better idea of the finished product. 

Encore Tower, glazing work continues, image by Forum contributor Kaizen

The 43-storey Encore Tower, now rising at the corner of 103 St NW and 102 St NW in downtown Edmonton, promises to be a transformative development for the core. Designed by Dub Architects for Westrich Pacific Corp., the glass-clad residential high-rise is among the first of its kind to be situated directly within the city centre. 

Encore Tower, rising fast, image by Forum contributor Kaizen

Close to the YMCA, City Centre Mall, and Jasper Ave, Encore Tower offers those looking for a downtown address with a solid alternative to the nearby ICE District. Grittier and significantly more urban, Edmonton's downtown core provides a more authentic streetscape and urban experience than its modern, squeaky clean neighbour. 

Encore Tower, urban context view, image by Forum contributor Kaizen

Encore Tower will be home to upwards of 250 residents, spread across 179 units. The double height podium base will in turn be home to retail, which combined with the residents, will serve to further enliven the surrounding area. 

SkyriseEdmonton will be sure to return to this project as progress continues. For more information, check out the associated Database file and Forum thread, and as always, feel free to join the conversation in the comments section below. 

Related Companies:  Dub Architects, Westrich Pacific Corp.