cranes atop the new EEEL building on campus. the recent provincial budget included cuts to the funds that will be needed to actually open the building, so we may wind up with a kick-ass lasertag facility.
2010/02/16: Things are always a-changin’. Make a photo that offers a snapshot of something being built, fabricated, or assembled. #ds93
downtown calgary is the product of decades of boom-and-bust cycles. we’re in the middle of another construction boom cycle, with dozens of cranes working the downtown area. the calgary tower is about to be dwarfed by the new Bow tower – which nearly stalled due to financing difficulties. too big to fail, too fast to stop. and we’ll be seeing vacancy rates that will make much of the downtown commercial real estate listed cheaply.
the current tallest building – petro canada tower (53 stories) – is now owned by suncor, who bought petro canada, and is now laying off thousands of workers. the new champion will be the Bow complex, 58 floors and 1.7 million square feet of space for EnCana.
2010/01/28: The economy is in the news all the time. Make a photo that illustrates the economy or its impact on you in some way. #ds74
downtown calgary marches upward, unabated.
early morning activity along the north side of campus. construction crews were just firing up the cranes, and traffic began to pour through the area.
The two main cranes at the EEEL construction site on the University of Calgary main campus, both busy at the crack of dawn.
construction cranes at the EEEL building site on the main University of Calgary campus