Just a few weeks since we reported on the removal of Stantec Tower's crane, and the steady stream of photos on our Forum suggest that the crane-free tower has captured the imaginations of Edmontonians of all stripes. Brilliantly blue against the Edmonton winter skies, the unencumbered, 251-metre, Stantec Tower has truly come to be a sight to behold. 

Stantec Tower, crane-free, image by Forum contributor Kaizen

Having come down in stages over the last two weeks, the gradual disappearance of the tower's large yellow crane, long a companion of the project, has served to dramatically improve Stantec Tower's impressive silhouette. Sleek and modern in its bold angularity, the tallest Canadian high-rise outside of Toronto has made a significant mark upon the ever-evolving Edmonton skyline. 

Stantec Tower, close-up view, image by Forum contributor Daveography

Captured in close-up view above, the top of the tower appears as a giant blue monolith, its unmistakable presence visible from every corner of the city. Seen again below, framed in a canopy of winter weary trees, Stantec Tower makes for an effective contrast to the low-rise forms still common within much of the inner city. 

Stantec Tower, spotted from 84 Ave, image by Forum contributor Kaizen

Free from its crane, Stantec Tower now stands on its own. An impressive sight from any angle, Stantec Tower has now entered into its final stage prior to completion. 

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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