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  • Counting the Construction Cranes

    Just for fun. Let's try to keep track of how many construction cranes are in Edmonton at any one time. Anybody willing to contribute with new information, I have a few rules.

    - only "permanent" construction cranes apply. Permanent meaning they will be there for a majority of the build-out. Please no temporary cranes.
    - copy and paste the most recent list into your reply, and make your revision.
    - make sure to update the numbers down the list, as well as the totals at the bottom
    - above or below the list, please tell us what you added, or removed.
    - if possible, update population figure with most current municipal or federal census.

    And so, here we go. Here's the first edition:

    1. The Pearl
    2. Ultima
    3. Edgewater East
    4. Edgewater West
    5. Fox Towers (Phase 1)
    6. Glenora Skyline (Phase 1)
    7. Our Parents Home
    8. Quarters Hotel
    9. Signature Condos (x2)
    10. Signature Condos (x2)
    11. The Horizon
    12. NAIT Centre for Applied Technology
    13. PCL Headquarters Expansion
    14. U of A Physical Activity & Wellness Centre (x2)
    15. U of A Physical Activity & Wellness Centre (x2)
    16. Ukrainian Museum

    Current Total: 16
    Record Total: 16
    (Since Oct. 24, 2013)
    City Population: 817,498 (April 1, 2012 municipal census)

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    Soon to have cranes up

    17. Royal Alberta Museum
    18. Downtown Arena
    19. Gene Dub 107 street tower
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    • #3
      I'm very excited for both RAM and Arena. I imagine both projects will need more than one crane each...

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      • #4
        I've taken off the shoes and socks to count this high. I guess the crane is no longer an endangered species in Edmonton!
        "Talk minus action equals zero." - Joe Keithley, D. O. A.

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        • #5
          20. Kelly Ramsey (coming soon).
          "Talk minus action equals zero." - Joe Keithley, D. O. A.

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          • #6
            When I was in Hong Kong a few years ago I counted cranes, but quit at 100. I also remember not so long ago when there were none in Edmonton. Quite the change!!
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            • #7
              Yeah, I was going to say, when I moved here 2 years ago, I believe there were less than five (Pearl, and maybe a few at the University)!

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              • #8
                Originally posted by The_Cat View Post
                20. Kelly Ramsey (coming soon).
                21. Norquest or was that in the count...what about EDACC?

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                • #9
                  There is another one close to the two signature cranes- roughly about 3 blocks away.
                  " The strength of a man is in the stride he walks."

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                  • #10
                    Very true, thank you. I'll add it:

                    1. The Pearl
                    2. Ultima
                    3. Edgewater East
                    4. Edgewater West
                    5. Fox Towers (Phase 1)
                    6. Glenora Skyline (Phase 1)
                    7. Our Parents Home
                    8. Quarters Hotel
                    9. Signature Condos (x2)
                    10. Signature Condos (x2)
                    11. The Horizon
                    12. NAIT Centre for Applied Technology
                    13. PCL Headquarters Expansion
                    14. U of A Physical Activity & Wellness Centre (x2)
                    15. U of A Physical Activity & Wellness Centre (x2)
                    16. Ukrainian Museum
                    17. Windermere Mansions

                    Current Total: 17
                    Record Total: 17
                    (Since Oct. 24, 2013)
                    City Population: 817,498 (April 1, 2012 municipal census)

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                    • #11
                      Very cool thread, can't wait to see how many are used at the arena and RAM projects.

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                      • #12
                        I believe we were at 21 at the nexus of the last construction boom, IIRC as we were keeping track over on SSP
                        Over promise and under deliver. It’s the most Edmonton thing you can do.

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                        • #13
                          There's also that hotel being constructed in the west end (concrete, about 8 floors, near west ed). There is a crane there
                          "The difference between genius and stupidity is that genius has its limits" - Einstein

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by 240GLT View Post
                            I believe we were at 21 at the nexus of the last construction boom, IIRC as we were keeping track over on SSP
                            I believe 21 was the number, hoping to see 30 this time.


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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by GizmoForMayor View Post
                              There's also that hotel being constructed in the west end (concrete, about 8 floors, near west ed). There is a crane there
                              They're expanding the Sandman Hotel out there.

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