Hydro-Québec Building

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Hydro-Québec Building
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General information
Status Complete
Type Office
Country  Canada
Construction started 1959
Completed 1962
Height 110 metres (360 ft)
Technical details
Floor count 26
Design and construction
Architect Gaston Gagnier
Website
http://www.hydroquebec.com/en/
Bust of René Lévesque

The Hydro-Québec Building (French: Édifice Hydro-Québec) in Montreal, Quebec, Canada stands at 110 metres (360 ft) with 27 floors. Completed in 1962, it houses the headquarters for Hydro-Québec as well the Montreal offices of the Premier of Quebec.[1] The building was designed by Gaston Gagnier.[2]

The building is located on René-Lévesque Boulevard, named for former premier René Lévesque, who had nationalized Quebec's hydroelectric companies in 1963 while serving as Minister of Hydroelectric Resources and Public Works in the government of Jean Lesage.[3] A bust of Lévesque was unveiled in front of the building on August 24, 2001.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Hydro-Québec Head Office". Pomerleau Construction. Retrieved 2009-05-06. [dead link]
  2. ^ "Hydro-Québec Building, images". Images Montreal. Retrieved 2009-05-06. 
  3. ^ Hogue, Clarence; Bolduc, André; Larouche, Daniel (1979). Québec : un siècle d'électricité. Montreal: Libre Expression. p. 405. ISBN 2-89111-022-6. 
  4. ^ Dévoilement d’un buste en hommage à René Lévesque au siège social d’Hydro-Québec

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Coordinates: 45°30′30″N 73°33′45″W / 45.50833°N 73.56250°W / 45.50833; -73.56250