General rating of the project

  • Great

    Votes: 53 72.6%
  • Very Good

    Votes: 16 21.9%
  • Good

    Votes: 4 5.5%
  • So so

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Not Very Good

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Terrible

    Votes: 0 0.0%

  • Total voters
    73

UrbanWarrior

Senior Member
Member Bio
Joined
Mar 29, 2016
Messages
5,044
Reaction score
26,916
City:
Calgary
That would be ideal.
 

UrbanWarrior

Senior Member
Member Bio
Joined
Mar 29, 2016
Messages
5,044
Reaction score
26,916
City:
Calgary
From the other day, a complete tour of the exterior...


VLod5wsbRmqIpu0PnaD6fg.jpg
iSoyqq0JR++dV7x6hKE9FA.jpg
eCP03KIHS3aXXJ3Mn2COxQ.jpg
fullsizeoutput_32dd.jpeg
fullsizeoutput_32db.jpeg
fullsizeoutput_32d9.jpeg
fullsizeoutput_32d8.jpeg
U9tpD0EISTKto7KBeQQmyA.jpg
 

dazzlingdave88

Active Member
Member Bio
Joined
May 2, 2016
Messages
246
Reaction score
882
City:
Calgary
When I went on a tour last year, they said that they were trying to find someone to build a boutique hotel in that location. I doubt they have had any luck.
 

Rollerstud98

Active Member
Member Bio
Joined
Jul 9, 2017
Messages
427
Reaction score
816

Won’t compete with this but Airdrie is also getting a new library. 50,000 square foot facility going to be built at the location of the old downtown fire hall. I couldn’t find the article saying the decision was made. Only setting aside a little under $30 million for it I think.
 

heightjunkie

Active Member
Member Bio
Joined
Apr 1, 2019
Messages
170
Reaction score
468
This was expensive, but damn did they ever do it right. This marvelous building will be a dominant feature of downtown for our whole lives, and I am glad they spent the money ensuring it was as beautiful as envisioned. I hope Calgary never forgets this example and builds all large cultural projects to the same standard (or at least with the same vision!) Well done.
 

Just build it

Active Member
Member Bio
Joined
May 12, 2017
Messages
386
Reaction score
842
I stopped by the library this weekend, the first time since February and I am still extremely impressed.

For those who thought the library's vibrancy was going to take a dive after a couple of months when the novelty wore off, they couldn't be more wrong. The place is still buzzing. It's a complete success and arguably Calgary's best public space.
 

Top