I love skyscrapers. I love architecture. Here you’ll see some of downtown’s taller and older architecture. But this is only part one! There will be a couple more posts that feature some of the more beautiful architecture.
First up is MacEwan University. It’s a unique set of buildings downtown.
And here is the main entrance.
Not under construction yet, you can see an ad for the Encore Tower, which will be a forty storey condo building. Behind to the left is Fox Tower I and on the right is one of the Icon towers.
Here is the Quest Condominium building.
Here’s an older building I don’t quite remember the name of.
And this is the Neon Sign Museum. The entire museum is on the wall of that building, which is an old AGT building, now Telus.
The building in the middle is Manulife Place, now the second tallest in the city, though was the tallest for many years. To its right is Commerce Place.
Here’s a closer look. I really like these two buildings.
Here’s the Epcor Tower. It’s the current tallest in the city, though a couple under construction will be much taller.
And the always attractive Manulife Place again.
The gold towers are Scotia Place, which are going to change colour soon. They don’t make the gold glass anymore, and it’s too expensive to maintain.
And this is downtown’s famous hotel, the Fairmont MacDonald Hotel. It’s a very expensive luxury hotel. Don’t mind my finger.
This used to be a place where you could make phone calls. The payphones have been removed. Now you can get a little shelter from the rain and look at lots of posters and ads.
This is the Alberta Hotel. It was reconstructed recently. Every brick was catalogued and stored for a long time, then they rebuilt it from the records they had.
And there’s Canada Place, the federal government’s home in Edmonton. It’s actually a massive building, though not tall. It’s quite long and has the largest floor space of any building downtown.
A look down Jasper Avenue, the main street through downtown.
The Sunlife building, my old workplace. That was a long time ago.
And that is downtown. At least, those are the skyscrapers and older buildings. Next time, I’ll show you around the Arts District, a very lively area with some unique architecture.
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