A month since our last update, and The MacLaren has now topped off at the corner of 123 St NW and 102 Ave NW. Exterior cladding and glazing work has kept pace, with spandrel and glass now appearing across the vast majority of the tower and podium. 

The MacLaren, standing tall on 124 St NW, image by Forum contributor Kaizen

The 27-storey, 240-unit, residential tower has risen high above its historic footing, the yet to be revealed facsimile facade of the old Glenora Bed & Breakfast Inn (Buena Vista Apartments), remaining under wraps. Nonetheless, the sight of white and grey spandrel and glass has caught the eye of our dedicated Forum members, sparking ample excitement about the finished product. 

The MacLaren, cladding close-up view, image by Forum contributor Kaizen

The MacLaren's completion will restore the row of retail that was lost during its construction, the base of the tower, within the reconstructed heritage facade, to be home to a cafe and small commercial space. Situated within one of Edmonton's oldest, and thus most walkable neighbourhoods, The MacLaren will represent a fine addition to the local streetscape. 

The MacLaren, tower and podium view, image by Forum contributor Kaizen

Viewed from behind, The MacLaren's physical imprint on the area can almost be felt. Indeed, it will likely not be long before a host of new projects of this scale begin to expand outwards from the city centre, as transit projects and future expansions continue to develop. 

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. 

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