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November 23, 2006


Twin towers will change Calgary's skyline forever

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Some buildings alter the skyline - some buildings become its focal point. Once the double towers of Nuera have been completed, it will mark a new era of urban architectural enhancement for Calgary’s city core.

When the last window wall has been installed and the final block of sandstone cladding is put into place, the Nuera condos will define the views into Calgary’s downtown. The Nuera towers are the landmarks that people will use to reference the transition point between Calgary’s downtown and the ‘lifestyle-enriched’ beltline that is rapidly becoming the city’s new centre of attention..

Any time someone wants to know where the master planned Stampede Station development is, people will point to the sleek, elegant towers of Nuera and its neighbours, Vetro and Sasso, located at 1410-1 St. SE, and say, ‘See those towers? That’s where it’s at.’

Just a step away from the crammed city core, Nuera residents will have the best all-around views of the city: on one side, the downtown skyline, on the other, the river and the city’s expansive south, plus everything in between. Window walls in every suite will allow for uninterrupted views and provide the feeling of living on top of the world.

“The blocked, multi-level design of the podium was inspired by suburban, low-altitude architecture,” says John Sparrow, vice president of sales and marketing for Cove Properties Ltd., speaking about the unique design by master architect S2. “The Stampede Station has become the epicentre for the new urban community, and the design concept plays on the transition from suburban to urban geography.”

These are not just condos, they are skyhomes. There will be 231 skyhomes in each 36-storey tower, ranging from 650 square foot to 1,400 square foot Nuera will be Cove Properties’ third and fourth towers located at the Stampede Station, which adds to the convenience of living close to the downtown without having to spend all your time there.

Rather, Nuera is close to everything that happens when work stops and the fun begins: the Flames’ games at the Saddledome; elegant cuisine in the historic Rouleauville district; Texas hold ‘em at the casino; world-famous chocolates at Bernard Callebaut’s cathedral-style headquarters.

Cove guarantees that Nuera’s skyhomes will be offered at competitive prices due largely to their proven experience in being efficient at constructing these types of buildings. Beyond price, however, is the savings potential of living in a SMART Condo.
The Nuera development introduces Cove’s proprietary and trademarked SMART Condos, which is a comprehensive package of design and specification enhancements that add value to each unit while be more friendly on the environment. That involves everything from programmable thermostatic controls and energy efficient air filtering and circulation systems in each suite, to highly efficient toilets and dishwashers and low VOC paint products. Increased natural lighting offered by the window walls also reduces electric consumption.

“Cove projects are at the forefront of style and technology,” says Sparrow, adding that tangible benefits extend to the buildings’ amenities: superior sound dampening, advanced security, wireless Internet, highly organized and well outfitted fitness, entertainment and boardroom facilities. “Cove’s experience in constructing these types of structures has been integrated to its fullest in this project to offer construction efficiencies that will be passed on to consumers.”

Priority registrations for Nuera condos have just begun at the Discovery Centre, located on the main floor of Sasso. Construction will start in the new year, and by the time the towers are completed in 2009, the Stampede expansion will have shifted attention away from the uptown and shaped the way Calgarians live, making it the perfect time to move in. Obviously, the neighbourhood just keeps getting better.  CL

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