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  • Encore | Residential Tower | Under Construction| 43 floors - 138m

    http://www.edmontonjournal.com/mobil...tml?id=6730801

    "He also said Westrich will announce another condominium tower in downtown Edmonton before the end of the year."
    Last edited by ScottieA; 06-06-2012, 07:09 AM.
    Don't feed the trolls!

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    Your link doesn't work...

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      Fixed
      Don't feed the trolls!

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      • #4
        Any bets on where they'll build? I'm presuming they'll want to stay near the arena district.
        “You have to dream big. If we want to be a little city, we dream small. If we want to be a big city, we dream big, and this is a big idea.” - Mayor Stephen Mandel, 02/22/2012

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        • #5
          Hmmmm, I'm curious which properties they own in the downtown area.
          LRT is our future, time to push forward.

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          • #6
            I think the Ultima is good for the downtown/arena district. I would like to see a similar building near the river in the West Jasper area.

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            • #7
              More good news for downtown
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              • #8
                They should name the building "Stuccoless", just to slap down the uninspired competitors even further. I'd laugh if they sold out two entire towers in a year when the competition struggles to find buyers in their ugly buildings.
                "Men never do evil so completely and cheerfully as when they do it from religious conviction" - Blaise Pascal

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                • #9
                  ^It's exactly the reason why there were lineups for the first edition of Century Park (glassy, Vancouver-esque), and why there is such a huge draw for the Ultima. Building appearance does play a huge role in whether people will want to buy in to a condo tower.

                  I wonder how much it struck in the craw of Procura's CEO that his comments, about how Vancouver-style architecture doesn't sell in Edmonton, was proved absolutely wrong by Westrich with the Ultima.
                  Don't feed the trolls!

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                  • #10
                    Some of you may want to go back and re-read his comments. He never said that Vancouver-style architecture wouldn't sell in Edmonton. He said that his vision for the Century Park site would be more of a "campus" style architecture, with more brick and stone than glass.

                    In his response to Chmilz, he did indicate that budget issues given Edmonton real estate values tend to prevent the kind of architecture that people are demanding here and elsewhere.

                    And before anyone says "YEAH BUT ULTIMA", keep in mind that Westrich has virtually no secured trades pricing at this point, so they don't even know what the building is going to cost to build, other than perhaps some budgeting.

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                    • #11
                      I think something similar to the Ultima would do well around 107 Street/103 Avenue, near MacEwan and Norquest.
                      "Talk minus action equals zero." - Joe Keithley, D. O. A.

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Marcel Petrin View Post
                        And before anyone says "YEAH BUT ULTIMA", keep in mind that Westrich has virtually no secured trades pricing at this point, so they don't even know what the building is going to cost to build, other than perhaps some budgeting.
                        Maybe they had a look outside of Edmonton at what developers are doing and how they are pricing, in other cities? Just because it hasn't been done in Edmonton, doesn't mean it can't be done.

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Marcel Petrin View Post
                          Some of you may want to go back and re-read his comments. He never said that Vancouver-style architecture wouldn't sell in Edmonton. He said that his vision for the Century Park site would be more of a "campus" style architecture, with more brick and stone than glass
                          Developer George Schluessel argues thin glass towers – the kind originally proposed for the Century Park site – have no place in Edmonton.
                          http://blogs.edmontonjournal.com/201...ancouver-look/

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by Marcel Petrin View Post
                            And before anyone says "YEAH BUT ULTIMA", keep in mind that Westrich has virtually no secured trades pricing at this point, so they don't even know what the building is going to cost to build, other than perhaps some budgeting.
                            In other words...
                            “Son, one day this will be an iconic structure shaping Edmonton’s skyline.”

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by Marcel Petrin View Post
                              And before anyone says "YEAH BUT ULTIMA", keep in mind that Westrich has virtually no secured trades pricing at this point, so they don't even know what the building is going to cost to build, other than perhaps some budgeting.
                              Nor do they yet have a development permit. (it's in the works though)

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