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Old Posted Apr 7, 2013, 6:07 PM
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Old Posted Apr 7, 2013, 6:26 PM
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Very nice.
That's a city we certainly don't seem to see enough of.
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Thank you so much for posting a comprehensive thread of a downtown that is not covered enough in this forum!
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Someone on FB was talking about your thread. I had to come see.

Brilliant shots! And a city I don't know well, so great to see more of it!
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Thanks for posting these pics Flar..Edmonton's downtown is looking good...I too, never seen too many pics of this city.Tons of Calgary, but not too many of this fine looking city.
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Nice pictures. I figured that Edmonton, and Calgary, were like Las Vegas, in that buildings from before 1960 are historic because he city is so new. There seem to be plenty of buildings from the 1910s and 1920s.

That ATCO highrise looks great. The atrium archway gives it a distinctive look.
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Old Posted Apr 8, 2013, 6:17 PM
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Great shots of Edmonton, really nice looking place. Manulife and CN are very cool buildings I think.
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Nice tour of my City. Walked by my condo I see.
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Old Posted Apr 8, 2013, 8:35 PM
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Nice pictures. I figured that Edmonton, and Calgary, were like Las Vegas, in that buildings from before 1960 are historic because he city is so new. There seem to be plenty of buildings from the 1910s and 1920s.

That ATCO highrise looks great. The atrium archway gives it a distinctive look.
You're not completely off base, but it isn't exactly like that. For one, there seems to be more pre-war buildings in both Edmonton and Calgary than Vegas. I'd say buildings from 1949 and earlier are considered historic, buildings from 1950 to 1969, while not considered "historic" generally, are definitely considered old, perhaps on the verge of being historic. There is a surplus of buildings from the 1930s to the 1960s.

You're right, lots of 1900s-1920s architecture, hardly any 19th century architecture. From the 1790s to the 1880s, Edmonton was a fort, not a town or city, and nothing remains from that era aside from replicas at our historic park, Fort Edmonton.
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Pretty good job showcasing some of the more subtle details on the older towers. The convex/concave faces on the CN tower are an awesome example.
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Great assortment of shots. Well done!
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From the 1790s to the 1880s, Edmonton was a fort, not a town or city, and nothing remains from that era aside from replicas at our historic park, Fort Edmonton.
Fort Edmonton. Defending Canada from invading Mooses. And rogue flying hockey pucks.

Seriously though, thanks, we don't get enough of this city here.
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Wow last time I was in Edmonton was 20 years ago and I can see how much the skyline has changed. More buildings and it feels more expanded than just the one skyline that I saw when I was there.

Cheers for the photos.
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Edmonton is awesome
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Art Deco in Alberta...or is it Art Moderne?

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Thankyou flar for your photo essay on my city!
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Art Deco in Alberta...or is it Art Moderne?

Art Moderne, and it is scheduled for demolition as part of the Kelly-Ramsey block rebuild.
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I do love me some Edmonton. Nice set.
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Spectacular!
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I like Edmonton and I liked your thread.
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