April 28, 2011

The Bow Tower

The circled building is
where I used to live
Calgary has a new skyscraper called The Bow . I lived downtown when they started construction on it 4 years ago and it's a massive 775 feet that covers the majority of two city blocks. It's the tallest building in Canada outside Toronto.
massive hole for the future Bow Tower

I took a picture from my apartment window when it was just a hole in the ground and unfortunately it was going to cut out my tiny view I had of the mountains. I'd rather see the mountains from afar then skyscrapers that are billboards . Anyway, the tower is made of steel. While I don't find it beautiful , it is visually interesting , like most buildings .


  1. That is a very interesting building but, I'm with you...I'd rather see the mountains.

  2. Awww, that's a shame about the mountains.

  3. The Hancock building in Chicago. The first skyscraper I ever fell in love with. And the only one.

  4. Very interesting buildings!

  5. I'm totally with you! Building is interesting, but give me the mountains any ol' day! It is my dream to live near the Rockies. I envy you!

  6. Yep, I live in the mountains, that way I can admire the buildings when I visit the city, but be grateful that I don't have to look at them daily. although, I must admit that I do love old architecture.

  7. Oh my goodness! that certainly is huge!!! Yes, ideally mountains, my first choice for viewing! But it really is amazing that structures like that can even be built!

    Blessings & Aloha!
    (I once again, can't keep track of the lovely visits from my last post...so in the event that I didnt say it before...Thank you my friend for stopping by :o) ...and I read your comment to my hubby :o) Have a wonderful, wonderful weekend!

  8. Like you, I'm not a huge fan of skyscrapers...I'd rather look at the mountains or nature anyday.

    But that is a lovely building, isn't it? The curve gives it a sense of movement that is often missing in buildings.

    Thanks for a neat post this week!


  9. Living in a city full of tall building, I share your desire to see a bit more nature! I do appreciate an odd-looking building here and there though.


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