Yeah, wasn’t the final calculation for the main tower to be 214 meters? That would put it as fifth tallest in the city, sixth tallest outside of Toronto.
Sounds like there may be some tweaks to this development coming in about 2 weeks. Also disappointed in the Mayor's comments in this article. Telus Sky is an enhancement to our skyline, not to the area. The streetlife and vitality of that corner is far less today than it was when Art Central was on there. So in terms of postcard photos, Telus Sky is a win. In terms of a vibrant downtown, it was a loss. Same as the Bow. The Triovest proposal will kill the vibrancy in the same way but will do so on Calgary's most important downtown street and without delivering any sort of signature tower into the skyline either.
Development planned for Calgary’s Stephen Avenue fuels debate about protecting city’s heritage buildingsStephen Avenue Quarter would include the tallest building in Western Canada, and result in changes to or the complete demolition of a number of historic buildingswww.theglobeandmail.com
Which is ironic, isn't Wong the one who's so anti-development in Chinatown?Got through the paywall and read the article. I have zero hope now. Gondek and Wong (who is a terrible replacement for Farrell btw) both sound desperate to rubber stamp any large development DT at any cost. Development for the sake of development. Calgary’s ethos that has led us to this point of windswept corporate plazas and taxpayers footing the bill to convert now useless and empty office buildings. I’m so disillusioned by this city and how much it sucks corporate dick. Triovest must know this council will be afraid to stand up to them or be painted anti development next election.
Also I was surprised that it said it would only retain the exterior of the BMO building. I thought that property was outside the scope of the project.