Calgary's skyline heading higher with tower taller than The Bow
from Calgary Herald
Calgary's skyline will again be redefined in a few years, with a new downtown skyscraper designed to stand even taller than the Bow. Brookfield Properties submitted this week plans for a 56-storey, 247-metre tower to rise on the site of the former Herald building, along with a 178-metre similarly styled tower on the same block. A stylized box whose edges curve and taper upward to its crown, it won't outshoot the Norman Foster-designed Bow for iconic architecture. But it will, by 11 metres, lay to rest the Encana/Cenovus highrise's bragging rights as tallest building in Western Canada. The project, variously called '225 Sixth' and 'Brookfield Place' in the development permit, replaces Brookfield's proposal for a simpler square tower at 1st Street and 7th Avenue S.W.
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