Le Cartier Apartments

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Le Cartier Tower
Le Cartier.jpg
Alternative names Tour Le Cartier
General information
Status Complete
Type Apartments
Offices
Retail
Architectural style International style
Location 1115 Sherbrooke Street West, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Coordinates 45°30′6.53″N 73°34′36.91″W / 45.5018139°N 73.5769194°W / 45.5018139; -73.5769194Coordinates: 45°30′6.53″N 73°34′36.91″W / 45.5018139°N 73.5769194°W / 45.5018139; -73.5769194
Construction started 1963
Completed 1964
Cost $9 million (1965)[1]
Owner Lépine family
Height
Roof 98 metres (322 ft)
Technical details
Floor count 35
Floor area 31,555.6 m2 (339,662 sq ft)
Lifts/elevators 4
Design and construction
Architect Mankes and Webb
Developer ACI Property Corporation
References
[2][3][4]

Le Cartier Tower is a high-rise apartment building in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. It is located at 1115 Sherbrooke Street West at the corner of Peel Street in the Golden Square Mile area of Downtown Montreal. When completed in 1964, Le Cartier was the tallest apartment building in Canada and throughout the Commonwealth.[1] It is 32 stories above ground and stands at 98 metres (322 ft) tall.[3] It contains four basement floors, four elevators and 188 units.[2]

After the bankruptcy of ACI Property Corporation, the building's developer, in the mid-1960s, Le Cartier was repossessed by the Montreal Trust Company. It was subsequently purchased by René Lépine and Lorne Wesbter in 1969.[5] René Lépine bought the Webster family's shares and the Lepine family remains the current sole owners of the building.

Le Cartier's architecture is considered to be of international style[3] and its core structure is made of steel.[3] Its construction began in 1963 and was completed in 1964.[3] It was designed by Mankes and Webb.[4] The developer was ACI Property Corporation, led by British royal Lord Henry Cubitt, 4th Baron Ashcombe.[1]

Over the years, Le Cartier has been home to numerous celebrity residents including famous businesspeople, athletes, politicians, as well as royalty.[original research?]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Obituary: Lord Ashcome". The Telegraph. 25 December 2013. Retrieved 28 December 2013. 
  2. ^ a b Le Cartier Apartments at SkyscraperPage
  3. ^ a b c d e Le Cartier Apartments at Emporis
  4. ^ a b Le Cartier Apartments at IMTL.org
  5. ^ Lampert, Allison (2011-03-04). "A legacy of luxury housing". Montreal Gazette.