29-storey hotel and office tower proposed at Edmonton’s historic Kelly Ramsey block

EDMONTON – The fire-ravaged Kelly Ramsey block on Rice Howard Way is being gutted and two adjoining structures will be razed for a $250-million office and hotel project.

The south and east facades of the historic twin buildings on 101A Avenue will be dismantled and rebuilt as the base of a 29-storey tower, bricks and windows will be reused or reproduced, but most of the remainder will go, says a city report released Thursday.

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