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JesseLikesCities

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Not sure where else to ask this but I was lurking on the below thread and noticed Ottawa that while obviously doesn't hold a candle to our skyline they do have quite a few high rises spread about the city. I was curious to see how anyone here felt about how Calgary stacked up against the country's capital in regards to suburban skylines and high rises?

Edit: Please move to bettersuited thread if there is one?

 
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DougB

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Not sure where else to ask this but I was lurking on the below thread and noticed Ottawa that while obviously doesn't hold a candle to our skyline they do have quite a few high rises spread about the city. I was curious to see how anyone here felt about how Calgary stacked up against the country's capital in regards to suburban skylines and high rises?

Edit: Please move to bettersuited thread if there is one?

No thanks. Ottawa has lots of suburban commie blocks. I'd take striip malls over those.
 

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New DP for Chinatown



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https://www.linkedin.com/posts/conn...ths-of-work-activity-6879824501102710784-edyP

Not sure if this is a real project or just a proposal, but I just saw this on LinkedIn. Project between between Western Surety, LOLA Architecture and the U of C's SAPL. Love the vertical green feature!
Looks good, but unfortunately I suspect it's a little too nice to be a serious proposal, especially for affordable housing. Hopefully I'm wrong though, because that site would be great for what they're proposing.

Also, it looks like there's a lot of wood, I wonder if this design is for cross laminated timber construction? That would be pretty neat.
 
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Really cool looking proposal although the proposal doesn't appear to have street facing retail and that is desperately needed on that lot to make sure the commercial spaces in new projects like The Theodore aren't cut off from the rest of 10th.

Agreed. There should be at least 4 CRUs + residential lobby.
 

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What is this eye-sore?
That 'eye-sore' is Baker House Annex. Social and affordable housing operated by CIWA - a culturally diverse settlement agency that recognizes, responds to, and focuses on the unique concerns and needs of immigrant and refugee women, girls and, their families.
 

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