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Coldrsx Oct 31, 2007 7:53 PM

EDMONTON | Symphony Tower | ~78m | 27 floors
 
One of the best locations left in the city as it will have river valley views and views of the Alberta Provincial Legislature Building:

http://i184.photobucket.com/albums/x...sneatower1.jpg

http://i184.photobucket.com/albums/x...sneatower2.jpg

Blue 24 Oct 31, 2007 10:49 PM

U G L Y, its got no alibi it's UGLY! and far to close to the legislative building.
The legislative building is so nice and this, isn't. If they want to build there they should make is a nice Art deco, or gothic style.

and get rid of the anex:tup:

Coldrsx Oct 31, 2007 11:23 PM

personally i like the modern contrast, but still have reservations about the tower as this doesnt give us enough information.

yes, please kill the annex*



*the teal and aquamarine tower on the lower far left, Edmonton's first curtain wall tower.

skrish Oct 31, 2007 11:31 PM

Can't tell from the pic, but is that red building part of the base?

cityguy Nov 1, 2007 2:27 AM

I think this is just an early design to show the impact on the neigborhood and site .

Coldrsx Nov 1, 2007 3:56 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by skrish (Post 3138494)
Can't tell from the pic, but is that red building part of the base?

probably not...that is a semi-historic apartment with a house attached in which the developers engineering office is in. I do know the last proposal included these in a comprehensive development, but not a base or podium.

enek Dec 6, 2007 5:14 AM

Wasnea Photos
 
Here are a couple more photos from the Open House.

http://i247.photobucket.com/albums/g...k/IMG_1400.jpg
http://i247.photobucket.com/albums/g...k/IMG_1397.jpg
http://i247.photobucket.com/albums/g...k/IMG_1395.jpg
http://i247.photobucket.com/albums/g...k/IMG_1392.jpg

I live at The Marquis with a west view, so this building if built would destroy my view...

http://i247.photobucket.com/albums/g...ek/view_ba.jpg

This building is still minimum 3 years away. They are still applying for rezoning to increase the allowable density from 500 to 729 units per hectare and a building height from 15 to 29 stories...

Personally I wouldn't mind a 15 story... but 29 seems a bit excessive here...

murman Dec 6, 2007 9:29 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by enek (Post 3209029)
Personally I wouldn't mind a 15 story... but 29 seems a bit excessive here...

29 is excessive?

uh-huh...

enek Dec 6, 2007 10:50 PM

I'm not sure if that was sarcasm... but...

Yes I think it is a little execessive on the outer reaches of downtown. A good looking downtown IMO has the tallest buildings in the middle and gradually lowers as it spreads out.

But somewhat like the Edmonton ring road we build around the boarder and pull everyone away from the middle. If we build super tall structures around the boarder then downtown starts looking like a fortress (i.e. Stationlands).

At a height of 29 stories I think the ugliest view is from the Legislature grounds.

This has little to do with the view from my building because even at 15 stories it will be blocking my view.

Coldrsx Dec 7, 2007 2:44 AM

i personally still think this building is kinda meh, especially the podium and "townhouses"...

29 floors is fine there, i like that, but it could use some setbacks to reduce the mass of this thing as you go up.

itom 987 Dec 9, 2007 10:22 PM

29 storeys will do wonders for Edmonton's skyline. I don't think height should be an issue.

SHOFEAR Dec 10, 2007 5:58 PM

http://i247.photobucket.com/albums/g...k/IMG_1392.jpg

That black glass looks sexy. The stucco looks horribly out of place, although i do like the articulation. Not sure what the fix is.... concrete..??

CanadianCentaur Dec 13, 2007 7:13 PM

I don't mind how the glass part of Wasnea looks. Actually, the most recent two renderings from the open house look good with the black glass. The only problem is that the red base portion looks weirdly out of place with the rest of the tower. I think the red base might be made with brick rather than stucco, but I'm inferring this from the shade of red in the renderings, so I could be wrong.

The Wasnea site appears to be farther down in the river valley and doesn't detract too much from the Provincial Legislature building, so the proposed height shouldn't be an issue. Hell, the ICON towers higher up in downtown will have more floors than that!

Kevin_foster Dec 13, 2007 10:48 PM

Your view isn't ruined, you still will have ample view of the river valley. Just not the LEG.

rapid_business Dec 14, 2007 6:24 AM

Yeah, it looks better in the latest rendition.

Coldrsx Apr 22, 2013 8:17 PM

EDMONTON | Symphony | ~78m | 27 floors
 
Raintree - Edmonton

http://i184.photobucket.com/albums/x...sneatower1.jpg
(http://i184.photobucket.com/albums/x...sneatower1.jpg

The maximum floor plate sizes shall not exceed:

Floor 1 (parkade plus residential units) 1765 m2

Floor 2 650 m2

Floor 3(mezzanine) 464 m2

Floor 4 to 17 743 m2

Floor 18 to 25 650 m2

Floor 26 534 m2

Floor 27 372 m2

The maximum Height shall not exceed 27 storeys nor 78.0 m measured from the highest point of the parapet to average grade as defined in Section 4.1.c. of this provision, with exceptions as noted in section 52 of the Zoning Bylaw.

http://webdocs.edmonton.ca/zoningbylaw/dc1/15217a.GIF
(http://webdocs.edmonton.ca/zoningbylaw/dc1/15217a.GIF)

http://webdocs.edmonton.ca/zoningbyl...5217_App1a.GIF
(http://webdocs.edmonton.ca/zoningbyl...5217_App1a.GIF)

http://webdocs.edmonton.ca/zoningbyl...5217_AppII.GIF
(http://webdocs.edmonton.ca/zoningbyl...5217_AppII.GIF)

http://webdocs.edmonton.ca/zoningbyl...217_AppIII.GIF
(http://webdocs.edmonton.ca/zoningbyl...217_AppIII.GIF)

http://webdocs.edmonton.ca/zoningbyl...5217_AppIV.GIF
(http://webdocs.edmonton.ca/zoningbyl...5217_AppIV.GIF)

http://webdocs.edmonton.ca/zoningbyl...15217_AppV.GIF
(http://webdocs.edmonton.ca/zoningbyl...15217_AppV.GIF)

http://webdocs.edmonton.ca/zoningbyl...217_AppVII.GIF
(http://webdocs.edmonton.ca/zoningbyl...217_AppVII.GIF)

http://webdocs.edmonton.ca/zoningbylaw/dc1/whnjs.htm

Coldrsx May 2, 2013 8:20 PM

Raintree is now 'Symphony Living'... launching soon.

http://www.symphonyliving.ca/index.html

http://i184.photobucket.com/albums/x...ps082d1225.png

http://i184.photobucket.com/albums/x...psc36af41a.png

Surrealplaces May 2, 2013 8:25 PM

The newer rendering looks better. I like the location too, I can't see them having a hard time selling units.

Coldrsx May 2, 2013 8:46 PM

Location and views will be almost unmatched... plus the leg grounds are an incredible area amenity, I live 2 blocks north of this.

Surrealplaces May 3, 2013 6:43 PM

Agreed. This is pretty much a shoe in to get built.

Coldrsx May 3, 2013 8:00 PM

I do worry about the north side... this architect often does 3 sided buildings.

Design-mind May 3, 2013 8:03 PM

The nice thing about being in a condo across from the Legislative grounds is no developer can come in and block your view of the river valley.

Coldrsx May 3, 2013 8:19 PM

For shits and giggles, the original proposal.

http://i184.photobucket.com/albums/x...raintree-1.jpg
(http://i184.photobucket.com/albums/x...raintree-1.jpg)

Coldrsx May 28, 2013 3:08 PM

Symphony Living

https://fbcdn-sphotos-c-a.akamaihd.n...44546961_n.jpg
(https://fbcdn-sphotos-c-a.akamaihd.n...44546961_n.jpg)

https://fbcdn-sphotos-g-a.akamaihd.n...22652460_o.jpg
(https://fbcdn-sphotos-g-a.akamaihd.n...22652460_o.jpg)

Coldrsx May 28, 2013 3:35 PM

Ask and you shall receive - Symphony

http://i184.photobucket.com/albums/x...ps2788839a.jpg

http://i184.photobucket.com/albums/x...ps74d05ea8.png

http://i184.photobucket.com/albums/x...ps18b856d8.jpg

http://i184.photobucket.com/albums/x...ps49af3eed.jpg

http://i184.photobucket.com/albums/x...ps9d310304.jpg

http://i184.photobucket.com/albums/x...ps686e3a34.jpg

http://i184.photobucket.com/albums/x...psdb96f236.jpg

http://i184.photobucket.com/albums/x...ps298e125f.jpg

http://i184.photobucket.com/albums/x...ps270f0007.jpg

http://i184.photobucket.com/albums/x...ps49689bb9.jpg

Design-mind May 28, 2013 5:01 PM

Wow some fantastic renderings. Much much much better than the original proposal!

Dylan Leblanc May 29, 2013 2:24 AM

http://i184.photobucket.com/albums/x...ps2788839a.jpg

http://i184.photobucket.com/albums/x...ps74d05ea8.png

http://i184.photobucket.com/albums/x...ps18b856d8.jpg

http://i184.photobucket.com/albums/x...ps49af3eed.jpg

http://i184.photobucket.com/albums/x...ps9d310304.jpg

http://i184.photobucket.com/albums/x...ps686e3a34.jpg

http://i184.photobucket.com/albums/x...psdb96f236.jpg

http://i184.photobucket.com/albums/x...ps298e125f.jpg

http://i184.photobucket.com/albums/x...ps270f0007.jpg

http://i184.photobucket.com/albums/x...ps49689bb9.jpg

Coldrsx May 29, 2013 4:56 AM

Merge please

http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/showthread.php?t=205163

canucklehead2 May 30, 2013 2:51 AM

Well so far, this last version has been the best proposal for the site and a decent design, for Edmonton anyways... ;-)

Coldrsx Jun 3, 2013 2:48 PM

Screenshots from their website video - http://symphonyliving.com

http://i184.photobucket.com/albums/x...ps84de6a1e.png

http://i184.photobucket.com/albums/x...ps61de2cc1.png

http://i184.photobucket.com/albums/x...psc55a9e18.png

http://i184.photobucket.com/albums/x...ps0e069d82.png

http://i184.photobucket.com/albums/x...pse662c312.png

http://i184.photobucket.com/albums/x...psb2f498dd.png

Coldrsx Jun 25, 2014 8:58 PM

Geotech at Symphony.

http://i184.photobucket.com/albums/x...ps79c5260a.jpg

https://www.facebook.com/SymphonyTowerEdmonton

Coldrsx Mar 3, 2015 3:35 PM

Sounds like sales are still kicking along and that we should see action in a few weeks.

Coldrsx Apr 16, 2015 6:32 PM

Construction starting soon so the owner tells me.

Design-mind Apr 19, 2015 10:38 PM

Can't wait, I love how this tower integrates with the old house on the corner.

Coldrsx Jun 23, 2015 8:39 PM

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CIMzUYvUkAESHcD.jpg
twitter/symphonytower

itom 987 Jun 25, 2015 1:41 AM

It's great to see another skyscraper getting built in Edmonton!

Coldrsx Aug 18, 2015 2:14 PM

Underway!

https://farm1.staticflickr.com/572/2...15f4c8d1_b.jpg
SymphonyTower_2015-08-18_064734 hosted by davidjmathew, on Flickr
from Symphony Tower Live Webcam

Daveography Aug 18, 2015 7:21 PM

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/Ft...AHERQ=w1024-no

Coldrsx Aug 19, 2015 4:09 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Coldrsx (Post 3138054)
One of the best locations left in the city as it will have river valley views and views of the Alberta Provincial Legislature Building:

http://i184.photobucket.com/albums/x...sneatower1.jpg

http://i184.photobucket.com/albums/x...sneatower2.jpg

First post, oct 17, ten yrs start to finish?

Coldrsx Aug 25, 2015 1:27 PM

http://i184.photobucket.com/albums/x...pss8rj8kbx.jpg

http://i184.photobucket.com/albums/x...psi7r7sb8y.jpg

http://i184.photobucket.com/albums/x...ps1mnasd4w.jpg

http://i184.photobucket.com/albums/x...psbqrlkvct.jpg

Coldrsx Oct 13, 2015 6:36 PM

Most definitely U/C... please move.

Daveography Oct 15, 2015 8:22 PM

^ C'mon, cold, you know that the definition of "under construction" is different in this section. See the first post in this thread (also, incidentally, that is the thread where you are supposed to request threads be moved to construction if they are indeed U/C).

Anyway, under the definition there, Symphony does not yet qualify as they are still only preparing for excavation:

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/nG...I8l1U=w1600-no

Coldrsx Oct 16, 2015 4:17 PM

I take issue with their definition of u/c... this is most definitely U/C.

Daveography Oct 16, 2015 7:19 PM

I don't agree with it either, but it's their forum and database, not ours.

Daveography Nov 10, 2015 9:04 PM

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/uT...337r8=w1600-no

Coldrsx Nov 10, 2015 9:29 PM

A challenging site indeed.

Surrealplaces Nov 12, 2015 3:55 PM

Agreed. The easiest thing to do is just wait it out a bit. Won't be long until there is a crane base and some concrete.

Quote:

Originally Posted by Coldrsx (Post 7199989)
I take issue with their definition of u/c... this is most definitely U/C.

Quote:

Originally Posted by Daveography (Post 7200367)
I don't agree with it either, but it's their forum and database, not ours.


Daveography Dec 10, 2015 9:34 PM

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/60...VsQbA=w1600-no

Daveography Jan 12, 2016 10:59 PM

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/ue...5UZ5w=w1400-no

Coldrsx Jan 18, 2016 8:01 PM

http://user:tower@70.74.248.74:5301/...jpg?rand=69198
http://symphonytower.ca/view-live/


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