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BuzzBuzzHome: Take A Look At Calgary's Growing Skyline

10/28/2014 01:46 EDT | Updated 10/28/2014 01:59 EDT

BuzzBuzzHome: Booming Calgary is seeing so much new construction that some of the city’s most iconic buildings — like the Calgary Tower — will be obscured from most views in a few years’ time.

Graphic designer Devin Henry offers us a dramatic preview of this rapid evolution with a series of renderings showcasing all the proposed, approved and under construction developments. Feast your eyes on the future.

From Centre Street


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All renderings via: Devin Henry

Future buildings most prominent in this shot of the Calgary skyline circa 2020 include Telus Sky, City Centre and Brookfield Place. What a difference a decade can make… (below ca. 2010)

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Photo: abdallahh/Flickr

Southeast View


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In this rendering, from left to right, you have Eighth Avenue Place 2, Alura, 3 Eau Claire, the Palliser Buildings, the two-tower Brookfield Place development, Telus Sky and both Guardian towers.

For historic perspective, here’s a similar view from an undated photograph courtesy the Calgary Public Library archives (ca. the late 1970s it looks like).

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Photo: Calgary Public Library

From the north


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Standing above all other building in this image is Brookfield Place Tower One, which will become Calgary’s tallest tower in 2018. Walk about five blocks east and travel back in time to 1949 and this is what you would see.

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Photo: Calgary Heritage Initiative Society

Aerial view from the northwest


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Henry’s most recent rendering of Calgary’s includes the rumoured Oxford Tower, which, at 62 floors, would take the title of Calgary’s tallest building away from Brookfield Place.

And here, of course, is the city from a comparable angle today.

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Photo: davebloggs007/Flickr

See more examples of Calgary's changing skyline at BuzzBuzzHome.

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