Arriva Towers (Calgary)
Arriva Tower 1
|Status||Arriva 1: Open
Arriva 2: Cancelled
Arriva 3: Cancelled
|Location||Calgary, Alberta, Canada|
|Construction started||Arriva 1: April 26, 2005|
|Opening||Arriva 1: November 30, 2007|
|Roof||Arriva 1: 128 m (420 ft)
Arriva 2/3: 163 m (535 ft)
|Floor count||Arriva 1: 34
Arriva 2/3: 42
|Design and construction|
|Developer||Torode Realty Ltd.|
The high rise condominiums are located in Victoria Park, a historic neighbourhood in Calgary's Beltline neighbourhood, north of the Stampede Grounds and Pengrowth Saddledome arena. The glass and steel skyscraper features brick and sandstone finish at the base, to reflect the architectonic style of the surrounding historic buildings of the Warehouse District.
Tower 1, completed in 2007, with 34 floors reaches a height of 128 m (418 ft). making it the tallest residential building in Alberta.[dead link] The 42 story towers (Arriva 2 and 3) would have reached a height of 163 m (535 ft) to their spires.
Groundbreaking took place on April 26, 2005, and the first phase tower has begun occupancy as of November 30, 2007. The base of the buildings contains commercial space, including two restaurants, a dental office (Pinnacle Dental), a medical clinic, and spa, while the surrounding area will consist of public parks, shops and recreation spaces. The buildings were designed by BKDI Architects, and developed by Torode Reality Ltd. TRL also owns the Hotel Arts, Kensington Riverside Inn and many other development projects.
On April 7, 2009, the Calgary Herald reported work has stopped on the second of three planned towers, pending the developer's financial restructuring under bankruptcy protection. The developer, Torode Realty Ltd. is currently seeking "new investment" to finance construction of the remaining two towers.[dead link] The site of the second tower, dubbed The Guardian, has been purchased by new owners and is now under construction. Once completed, it will become the province's new tallest residential building at 146 metres.