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    Public Art

    P■■■L□□■A U□■■I■■□R B■□■C□■□T That, in case you were not aware was my attempt at being artistic. It's probably highly derivative of something I've seen in the past that I can't quite put my finger on, but hey I'm trying. This is why I'm an analyst not an artist. You can probably argue that I...
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    Fantasy Geography/Politics

    I think we might have been at risk of totally derailing the brand spanking new Statcan data thread with inane maps, stats and flags. Therefore I give you the Fantasy Geography/Politics Thread! Home to all that is inane maps, stats and flags! Picking-up where @UrbanWarrior and I left off, topic...
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    Cavalry FC

    Calgary's new professional soccer team is starting to become a little more concrete. They have a name, if you haven't guessed: Cavalry FC. http://cavalryfc.canpl.ca/ I'm not really a devoted soccer fan by any stretch, but I've gotta say I really like what I'm seeing from Spruce Meadows...
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    Calgary Music & Concerts

    I'm sure we have a pretty broad range of tastes between us. If you've been to a good show lately or know of anything coming up that's worth sharing you should post about it here. :) If there are any fellow Metalheads in the crowd, I'm going to the Sabaton at the Palace on Feb 17th. I saw them...
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    Industrial Development

    Here's an interesting article in the Herald regarding Calgary-area industrial development outside of city limits. http://calgaryherald.com/business/real-estate/parker-resland Industrial development generally isn't very sexy when it comes to the city of Calgary, but it's a big chunk of the...
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    Calgary Appears on South Korean TV

    Calgary & Banff recently appeared on a South Korean TV show called Battle Trip. My buddy shared the video with me on the weekend. I thought you guys might find it fun and interesting. The premise of the show is that two teams of hosts travel to different locations then the audience votes on the...
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    Calgary | Oakridge Crossing | ?m | 12s | Quarry Bay | Sahuri + Partners

    There's an interesting interview in the Herald with the CEO of Co-op. He addresses some of the redevelopment plans. It sounds like there's a lot of negotiating left to do regarding the Brentwood and Dalhousie redevelopments, but that another one in Oakridge is more likely to progress sooner. The...
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    Roads, Highways & Infrastructure

    The announcement, as reported in several news outlets and on the front page of SC, that the city's transportation has approved a plan for the Crowchild Trail seems like a logical place to kick off this thread. Despite all the articles, there was very little about the plan itself. So I managed to...
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    Question about Value Engineering

    I'm not in any way involved in the industry, so I'm curious about value engineering. It sucks big butts, but I'm wondering how it usually plays out. At what stage does it usually sneak in? Do architecture and design firms usually do multiple value designs early on and we only get to see the...
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    Google Earth Engine

    I read about this in the paper today, but it wouldn't work on my work computer so I didn't get the chance to play with it until now. It is very cool. Google has put together a global time-lapse of satellite shots from 1984 to present. It's called Google Earth Engine. It is very worth looking...
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    Calgary & Alberta Economy

    Obviously the economic situation is something that is weighing heavily over Calgarians and other Albertans. A few discussions have started to pop up in other threads so I thought it might me a good idea to have a dedicated thread for sharing news and holding discussions. I've prepared some...
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    About the Calgary Tower...

    Construction was begun on the Husky Tower in 1967 in celebration of Canada's Centennial. The project was completed in 1968. And it was given it's more familiar name, the Calgary Tower, in 1971. Given the tower's connection to the Centennial, Canada's approaching 150th seems like a good time to...
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    Projects Around Southern Alberta

    I'm not sure where the best place to put this would be. I'll start with here and the mods can work their wyzardry should they desire. This is to be a thread on projects going on outside of the Calgary Area in Southern Alberta. If you know of anything neat going down in Lethbridge, Medicine Hat...
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    Calgary's Potential 2026 Winter Olympic Bid

    It was hard to find a place for this one, and since it touches on just about every potential topic (buidling, transport, urban life, politics), general seemed like the way to go. I think most of us last heard about this back in October, but it seems like the issue of the bid will soon be before...
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    Off Topic: 2016 NHL Entry Draft Lottery

    Anyone else excited for the Draft Lottery on Saturday? I worked up a spread sheet that shows' the Flames' present odds in the lotto. The odds will change depending on who wins what round, but going in they look like this: Calgary Picks 1st: 8.50% Calgary Picks 2nd: 8.77% Calgary Picks 3rd...
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    What is your favourite low or mid-rise building in Calgary?

    This may seem a little derivative of the highrise thread, and it is, but simply by the nature of low or mid-rises against high-rises there is can be so much more diversity. There is a much wider range of ages, styles and uses among these buildings. I picked several of my favourites for the list...
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    Calgary Stadiums and Arenas

    http://calgaryherald.com/opinion/columnists/breakenridge-flames-should-share-their-plan-b-for-a-new-arena-with-calgarians Granted, I don't follow this particular issue as closely as I did when the CalgaryNEXT proposal was still fresh in all our minds. However, this is the first I've heard of...
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    Calgary Regional Rail Transit

    When I was younger, the city of Calgary felt like an island of development unto itself. It didn't really have a metropolitan region like most major cities. There are now hundreds of thousands of people who live in Calgary's satellites. Airdrie, the largest of them has nearly sextupled in size...
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    Old Calgary Board of Education Building

    Does this thread belong here? I don't know. I'll let the admins sort it out. Is there anyone out there who knows what the fate of the old CBE building might be? Everything I've read says that it suffered tremendous damage in the flood and that it's future is up in the air. Over time this has...

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