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Old 08-07-2019, 12:50 AM   #21
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I remember the first time I brought my son to my hometown. As we made our approach, ďDaddy, what is that giant Pringle down thereĒ?

A big criticism I have of Calgary is how it has lost so much of its past. I think this stems from the massive boom in the 70s accompanied by a lack of foresight.

The dome is easily the 2nd most iconic building in the city and I would love for it to remain. However, the cost of maintaining it would be ridiculous and will only go one way. Iíd hate to see it going into a state of disrepair.

In this case, unless someone can come up with something truly innovative for it that makes economic sense, it should be demolished.
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Old 08-07-2019, 01:25 AM   #22
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UNESCO world heritage site as a great architecture work of the 1980s.
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Old 08-07-2019, 04:07 AM   #24
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Turn it into a Wild Rapids!!! The dome has previously dealt with large bodies of water.

Edit: Dammit, I've been You Need a Thneed'd, if that's a thing.
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Demolish.

Put a statue of a hyperbolic parabola on Scotsmanís Hill so we can still make the skyline photos.
That view was ruined a long time ago. The Bow unbalanced the skyline. The Guardian towers look way out of scale because they're so close. And then there's the Scotiabank sign on the roof.
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Old 08-07-2019, 05:21 AM   #26
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I'd love to keep it but can't think of any reasons why other than nostalgia. It wouldn't be needed
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It was an interesting design in it's time but has not aged well and demolish is the only option.
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It was an interesting design in it's time but has not aged well and demolish is the only option.


Demolish and put up a shiny new football stadium


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Old 08-07-2019, 06:50 AM   #29
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The Grain Academy and Museum could always use more space.

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Demolish and put up a shiny new football stadium
A football stadium wouldn't fit there.



Realistically, with the plan to connect 5th Street and 17th Ave, there's not really any viable way to save the Saddledome.
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Demolish, and use the space to bring Top Golf to Calgary. Yes, I know, it would only be seasonal
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The Grain Academy and Museum could always use more space.

That raises a question I've had. Is the Grain Academy going to survive the BMO Centre renovation?

Looks like it will not. Their website says they'll be moving to Irricana in October: http://www.grainacademymuseum.com/

That's too bad that it will be leaving the city, but it's good to see it will survive. When I was a kid, my dad worked with the wife of the guy who ran the Grain Academy. I believe he built a lot of the exhibits himself.
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Old 08-07-2019, 07:09 AM   #33
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I hope no matter what happens, when the new arena is constructed we get to host a major hockey event that happens between the two arena's.

Just think of an epic send off like a world championship in Calgary.
Yeah! Like the Olymp... wait...
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Demolish, and use the space to bring Top Golf to Calgary. Yes, I know, it would only be seasonal
They have locations in places like Utah, Colorado, and Minnesota that I believe are open year-round. If they do open one here (I don't think Stampede Park is the best location), I don't think it would be seasonal.

https://topgolf.com/blog/post/what-h...when-it-snows/
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I was pretty sure one was already announced for Calgary.

ETA: Can only find announcements about Canada (through a Cineplex partnership with TG) that say Calgary is a likely location.

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I was pretty sure one was already announced for Calgary.

ETA: Can only find announcements about Canada (through a Cineplex partnership with TG) that say Calgary is a likely location.
Oh sweet! I havenít heard that, but I think Calgary would be a great location to have one. For those who havenít experienced Top Golf, Iíd highly recommend.
Itís a great time for those who donít even enjoy golf and it makes for a great social environment as you can enjoy food and drinks as well. The one in Vegas even had private cabanas with pools!
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Oh sweet! I havenít heard that, but I think Calgary would be a great location to have one. For those who havenít experienced Top Golf, Iíd highly recommend.
Itís a great time for those who donít even enjoy golf and it makes for a great social environment as you can enjoy food and drinks as well. The one in Vegas even had private cabanas with pools!
I mean, its ok. Once every 2 or 3 years is about right IMO. But it gets old and boring very quickly.
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I mean, its ok. Once every 2 or 3 years is about right IMO. But it gets old and boring very quickly.
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I kind of like the idea of turning it into a water park but it'd probably cost to much to maintain to make it worthwhile.
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