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12-02-2013, 11:36 PM
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To me the worst offender is the Telus building. Almost all skyline shots are from the River Valley and that thing is front and centre. Only in the winter night does it have a redeeming quality. Where the buildings you mentioned are in the back hidden.
The skyline worst for me is Coast hotel. Followed by some of those ugly ass 80s apartments.

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12-03-2013, 12:10 AM
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To me the worst offender is the Telus building. Almost all skyline shots are from the River Valley and that thing is front and centre. Only in the winter night does it have a redeeming quality. Where the buildings you mentioned are in the back hidden.
Nothing wrong with the Telus tower was very modern for its day, same people will be *****ing about all the glass towers looking stale as well in 40 years. New York is building a similar tower like telus with the large box windows except it is like 500 meters.


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12-03-2013, 12:29 AM
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The worst is the CN tower. That thing is the eyesore of eyesores.

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12-03-2013, 12:39 AM
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CN Tower is a thing of early '60s architectural beauty. The location is poor, though. Once more lots are filled near it, the tower will stand out in a good way.


Edit: I will say the podium could use some major work, though.

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12-03-2013, 12:41 AM
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Telus is undergoing a pretty extensive renovation to its exterior. I am excited to see what the LED scheme will look like once it's completed.

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12-03-2013, 12:48 AM
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CN Tower is a thing of early '60s architectural beauty. The location is poor, though. Once more lots are filled near it, the tower will stand out in a good way.


Edit: I will say the podium could use some major work, though.
Yeah, problem is that it's the one of two skyscrapers in the immediate area so it stands out in a really blah way. Also because that area of town is looking really sketchy atm. Once the arena district is built around it, it'll look like "the old school backdrop in a modern city" thing that most major cities have in their downtowns.

The Telus building though… I dunno, it's at the forefront of the skyline so it pretty much defines the city's downtown skyline along with the Convention Centre, Coast Plaza hotel, and part of Canada Place.

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12-03-2013, 08:43 AM
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The worst is the CN tower. That thing is the eyesore of eyesores.
Its a real mistake to look at it that way. Yesterdays designs often get swept away in this notion of progress where everything has to be new and fit a particular style. The CN is of a renowned architectural style. With some work it can be back to being a distinctive looking tower. Picture it as unique and look at it again.

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CN Tower is a thing of early '60s architectural beauty. The location is poor, though. Once more lots are filled near it, the tower will stand out in a good way.


Edit: I will say the podium could use some major work, though.
Its too bad the Via Rail station isn't there anymore. Used to enjoy going in there to take a train. CN Tower really fit that ethos of a modernist Train station somehow. I don't know if its the verticle lines going up or what but it fit for me as a symbolic depiction of rails. (Although I don't think that was even the intent in the design.)

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Yeah, problem is that it's the one of two skyscrapers in the immediate area so it stands out in a really blah way. Also because that area of town is looking really sketchy atm. Once the arena district is built around it, it'll look like "the old school backdrop in a modern city" thing that most major cities have in their downtowns.

The Telus building though… I dunno, it's at the forefront of the skyline so it pretty much defines the city's downtown skyline along with the Convention Centre, Coast Plaza hotel, and part of Canada Place.
Yep. Agreed on CN Tower which is distinct. Its too bad some of those river valley towers went up. At the time there was a one way view of things. Build vantage points for people that would be attractive to look outside. It seems as if in the cost analysis not virtue was had in those looking AT these structures. Many of you probably don't even remember the horrendous Hotel Macdonald addon that also sullied the river valley frontage. Good thing they demolished that. This helped the skyline as did the Convention Center.

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12-03-2013, 09:17 AM
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12-03-2013, 09:47 AM
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Why do people care so much about high rises in this town? Skyscraper fetishism is weird.

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So when is this announcement today supposed to be made?

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Rexall Sports Corp. to make major announcement

Rexall Sports Corporation invites you to a major announcement regarding the new downtown arena on Tuesday, December 3, 2013. The announcement will take place at Startup Edmonton in the Mercer Warehouse. Edmonton Mayor Don Iveson will also be on hand for comment.

WHO: Rexall Sports Corp.

WHAT: Downtown Arena Announcement

WHERE: Startup Edmonton, Mercer Warehouse (10363 104 Street, NW)

WHEN: Tuesday, December 3, 2013 at 1:00pm


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12-03-2013, 11:41 AM
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CBC is saying the announcement is to announce that Rogers has naming rights for the new arena.

https://twitter.com/cbcjanjohnston/s...25233396776960

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#CBC News has confirmed the @edmontonoilers news conference today is to announce Rogers has naming rights for new arena. #yeg #yegarena

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12-03-2013, 11:44 AM
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Telus is undergoing a pretty extensive renovation to its exterior. I am excited to see what the LED scheme will look like once it's completed.
Is that the former AGT tower next to the McDonald hotel ? If it is, that's great. That's one ugly looking building. Too bad Canada place never got that fourth extension. Love that building.

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12-03-2013, 11:46 AM
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CBC is saying the announcement is to announce that Rogers has naming rights for the new arena.

https://twitter.com/cbcjanjohnston/s...25233396776960
Wow, what a major announcement! Definitely need to rile people up in advance and get the mayor on hand for that one.

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12-03-2013, 11:47 AM
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^ No kidding, do you really need the Mayor on hand for naming rights?

A little surprised that its not gonna be Rexall again. I guess Katz can make more money off Rogers naming rights than naming the new Arena after Rexall.

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12-03-2013, 11:49 AM
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CBC is saying the announcement is to announce that Rogers has naming rights for the new arena.

https://twitter.com/cbcjanjohnston/s...25233396776960
Rogers is taking over the world

Sportsnet for 12 years and "Rogers Place" in Edmonton for probably 35 years

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12-03-2013, 11:52 AM
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Next thing you know the team will be called the Edmonton Rogers.

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When Rogers goes hard....they go hard.

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Telus is undergoing a pretty extensive renovation to its exterior. I am excited to see what the LED scheme will look like once it's completed.
Is that the former AGT tower next to the McDonald hotel ? If it is, that's great. That's one ugly looking building. Too bad Canada place never got that fourth extension. Love that building.

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12-03-2013, 12:19 PM
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It would be nice if maybe Rogers was also announcing they would be setting up a western head office in Edmonton and occupying space in a new downtown office tower.

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12-03-2013, 12:25 PM
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Rogers is apparently also paying Edmonton to change its slogan to City of Rogers.

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12-03-2013, 12:28 PM
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12-03-2013, 12:30 PM
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It would be nice if maybe Rogers was also announcing they would be setting up a western head office in Edmonton and occupying space in a new downtown office tower.
That's what I thought the nature of the move actually was.

Would be funny to see our downtown core dominated by Telus and Rogers... Just need Bell to move into a brand new building...

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12-03-2013, 12:33 PM
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Don't like that we basically have the same arena name as the Nucks, but what can you do.

I think it would be pretty cool if they called it Rogers Colesium.

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12-03-2013, 12:34 PM
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Rogers is apparently also paying Edmonton to change its slogan to City of Rogers.
Roger that.

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