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Coldrsx Apr 23, 2008 11:04 PM

EDMONTON | Never Built Projects
 
http://i184.photobucket.com/albums/x...rbuildlist.jpg

2 images of Eaton centre - we got the podium, but only 1 little delta

http://i184.photobucket.com/albums/x...toncentre2.jpg

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

Fidelity - was to be home to peter pocklington

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

http://i184.photobucket.com/albums/x...EDMT2BIG-1.jpg

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

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

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

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

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

one of my fav's - eagle's nest

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

more concept but cool

http://i184.photobucket.com/albums/x...concept1-2.jpg

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

http://i184.photobucket.com/albums/x...rsx/yarmon.jpg

one on the left "century 2" - Where Icon I and II are going now.

http://i184.photobucket.com/albums/x...x/DSC01616.jpg

top 2/3 of this didnt make the cut

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

Hampton house - would have liked to see this one go with art deco

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

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please add for i am missing at a minimum:

-manu 2
-commerce 2
-hotel on SEC 99st/jasper

Coldrsx Apr 23, 2008 11:13 PM

manulife 2 (on the right)

http://i184.photobucket.com/albums/x...drsx/manu2.jpg

Coldrsx Apr 23, 2008 11:20 PM

canterra on whyte - truly a shame this didnt go

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

TimB09 Apr 23, 2008 11:30 PM

All I have to say is thank God the Century 2 was not built.

To bad about that Canterra project on Whyte. Looked like a solid building.

sdimedru Apr 24, 2008 12:05 AM

where was Eagle's Nest slated to go?

I also like the looks of that one....

sdimedru Apr 24, 2008 12:05 AM

Oh, and where's the pic of the proposed multi-use facility where the stadium is now? That could be added to the list
edit: meaning i'm looking for it but cant find it!

Coldrsx Apr 24, 2008 12:20 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by sdimedru (Post 3506091)
where was Eagle's Nest slated to go?

I also like the looks of that one....

with some but limited confidence i believe on or around where the marriott is now.

Jarrod Apr 24, 2008 1:15 AM

Wow... 90% crap... thank god.

canucklehead2 Apr 24, 2008 2:19 AM

Eagle's Nest would be built on the empty parking lot between the Shaw Conference Centre and One Thornton Court aka the Marriott.

feepa Apr 24, 2008 2:37 AM

http://img294.imageshack.us/img294/3...5284536ye2.jpg

http://img170.imageshack.us/img170/5...2044548hb7.jpg

http://img143.imageshack.us/img143/2...2045749jr3.jpg

http://img291.imageshack.us/img291/3218/dlm1ul1.jpg

http://img166.imageshack.us/img166/4518/foundersrj7.jpg

http://img88.imageshack.us/img88/464...5283418wc2.gif

feepa Apr 24, 2008 2:40 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by sdimedru (Post 3506095)
Oh, and where's the pic of the proposed multi-use facility where the stadium is now? That could be added to the list
edit: meaning i'm looking for it but cant find it!


http://www.suntorytimes.com/images/Misc/othumb.jpg

http://www.suntorytimes.com/images/Misc/o2thumb.jpg

http://www.mccauley.info/Media/Multimedia/Boyle-McCauley%20N ews%20Nov%202005.pdf
New art gallery sparks memories of OMNIPLEX
GARRY SPOTOWSKI
The recent competition to rebuild the Edmonton Art Gallery spurred a couple Edmonton
Journal letter writers to compare the grandiosity of the plan with that of the Omniplex.
Younger readers of the Journal, and even a few older ones, probably didn’t have a clue what
the writers were referring to. But had the Omniplex actually been built, the Boyle McCauley
area – Edmonton for that matter - would have a totally different look.
The Omniplex was a gargantuan building proposed in the late 60s to “revitalize” the downtown
core. It combined features of the Commonwealth Stadium, the Edmonton Coliseum,
the Shaw Convention Centre, and the Winspear Concert Hall – all under one roof. It’s likely
none of those major structures would have been built had the Omniplex been approved. It
was to be located roughly where the Law Courts building and the main Post Office are now.
Perhaps the most spectacular feature of the Omniplex was a floating or raisable football field
that could be elevated to uncover the hockey facility below. The ceiling of the hockey rink
would be the elevated floor of the football stadium.
As its name implies, the Omniplex would have it all: 100,000 square feet of convention space
with seating for up to 25,000 delegates; a 3400 seat cultural theatre; movie theatres; an LRT
station; a 32,000 seat football stadium, a 12,000 seat ice arena and much more.
It was such a major proposal that it went to Edmonton voters twice. Once in 1968 when they
were asked if the City should seriously consider looking at it, which voters agreed to, and
again in 1970 when they were asked in a plebiscite if Council should borrow the $26 million
to build it, which – momentously - they did not agree to. The rest is history.
For the record, I can remember sitting at the kitchen table when my dad came home after
voting. He had voted no. “Not enough parking,” he said.

IKAN104 Apr 24, 2008 3:00 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by feepa (Post 3506514)

^ What is that? Was that a proposal for city hall? It looks like some evil alien space ship.

Quote:

Originally Posted by feepa (Post 3506514)

^ Is this officially dead now?

Quote:

Originally Posted by feepa (Post 3506514)

^ Commerce 2 - probably my favourite "never built" :(

feepa Apr 24, 2008 3:02 AM

Yes to all 3 ^^

fortroad Apr 24, 2008 3:40 AM

^ Too bad Founders Ridge is dead.. well I am not surprised, would have been a half assed project tho.

feepa Apr 24, 2008 3:44 AM

I dont know that its actually dead, but come on...

rapid_business Apr 24, 2008 4:47 AM

What about the CN Pylon? Or was that just vision?

feepa Apr 24, 2008 2:04 PM

^^I think I've seen images of that somewhere before online...^^

Coldrsx Apr 24, 2008 3:19 PM

Founder's isnt dead.

240glt Apr 24, 2008 4:50 PM

Question: Was Commerce Place 2 just conceptual or was the infrastructure built into the podium so that it could be done at some point ?

Coldrsx Apr 24, 2008 8:21 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by 240glt (Post 3507657)
Question: Was Commerce Place 2 just conceptual or was the infrastructure built into the podium so that it could be done at some point ?

they didnt own the land if i recall, CIBC did/does...but had plans to incorporate the historic building on the corner as per the image. If you look into that loading zone behind the CIBC you can see roughed in doorways and the such.

Out of any building in the city that didnt go ahead, to me this would have been the most influencial on the current look and feel of the downtown.

Not to say it couldnt still happen, but it would be much harder nowadays.


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