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 .

11 comments:

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

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

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

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  4. Very interesting buildings!
    Blessings,
    Catherine

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  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!

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  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.

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  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!

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  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!

    A+

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  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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