List of tallest buildings in Edmonton

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Epcor Tower (left) is the tallest skyscraper in Edmonton, the CN Tower is the oldest.

This is a list of the tallest buildings in Edmonton, the capital city of the province of Alberta in Canada.

Edmonton has fifteen buildings taller than 100 metres (330 ft). The tallest of which is the Epcor Tower at 149 metres (489 ft). Until late 2013, the presence of aircraft taking off and landing at the Edmonton City Centre Airport restricted any building from reaching an elevation higher than 815.34 metres (2,675.0 ft) above mean sea level, about 150 metres (490 ft) above downtown.[1][2]

Edmonton's first true skyscraper, and the tallest building in Western Canada for five years, was the CN Tower, built in 1966. A building boom did not really begin until the oil shocks of 1973 and 1979, which prompted construction of many of the city's current tall buildings (10 of the top 20, as of 2014). Highrise construction was virtually non-existent between the mid-1980s and the early 2000s due to low oil prices, upon which Edmonton's economy depends.

The rapid oil price increases of 2003-2008 had created a new boom in Alberta and prompted new construction again. Due to the time lag between the beginning of the boom and when buildings are completed, the next wave of new highrise buildings really began construction in 2006 or 2007 and many were not completed until after the 2008 financial crisis had caused a drop in oil prices. By 2008, the city was experiencing something of a building boom, with 780,000 square feet (72,000 m2) of office space under construction and vacancy rates still falling.[3]

As of late 2014, Edmonton had 249 completed high-rise buildings, with 13 more under construction and another 33 approved for construction or proposed.[4] [5]

Tallest buildings[edit]

This list ranks Edmonton's twenty tallest skyscrapers, based on standard height measurement. This includes spires and architectural details but does not include antenna masts. An equal sign (=) following a rank indicates the same height between two or more buildings.

Buildings topped off as of February 1, 2014
Rank Building Address Height Floors Completed Image
1 Epcor Tower[6][7] 10423 101 St NW 149.4 m (490 ft) 28 2011 Epcor Tower
2 Manulife Place 10180 101 St NW 146.4 m (480 ft) 36 1983 Manulife Place
3 Telus Plaza South 10020 100 St NW 134.4 m (441 ft) 33 1971 Telus House
4 Bell Tower 10104 103 Ave NW 129.9 m (426 ft) 31 1982 Bell Tower
5 Commerce Place 10155 102 St NW 123.2 m (404 ft) 30 1990 Commerce Place
6 Edmonton House 10205 100 Ave NW 121.1 m (397 ft) 45 1971 Coast Edmonton House
7 The Pearl 11949 Jasper Ave NW 121 m (397 ft) 36 2014 The Pearl under construction.JPG
8 Canadian Western Bank Place 10303 Jasper Ave NW 120.6 m (396 ft) 30 1980 Canada western bank edmonton.jpg
9 101 Street Tower 10235 101 St NW 117.6 m (386 ft) 27 1978 Oxford Tower
10 TD Tower 10088 102 Ave NW 116.7 m (383 ft) 27 1976 TD Tower, Edmonton
11 Scotia Place 1 10060 Jasper Ave NW 113.2 m (371 ft) 28 1982 Scotia Place 1
12 Icon II 10152 104 St NW 112.3 m (368 ft) 35 2010 Icon I
13 CN Tower 10004 104 Ave NW 110.9 m (364 ft) 26 1966 CN Tower
14 Sun Life Place 10123 99 St NW 107.7 m (353 ft) 25 1978 Sun Life Place
15 City Centre Place 10025 102A Ave NW 102.9 m (338 ft) 23 1974 City Centre Place
16 Enbridge Tower 10209 Jasper Ave NW 99.1 m (325 ft) 21 1981 Enbridge Tower
17 Icon I 10136 104 St NW 92.4 m (303 ft) 30 2009 Icon I
18 ATB Place North Tower 10025 Jasper Ave NW 90 m (300 ft) 24 1969 Telus Plaza North
19 Enbridge Place 10130 103 St NW 88.5 m (290 ft) 23 1981 ING Building
20 Scotia 2 10060 Jasper Ave NW 87.6 m (287 ft) 21 1983 Scotia Place
Downtown Edmonton's skyline from the east, as of August 2013

Projects[edit]

Current tower projects over 90 m
Name Height Floors Year Status Notes
102 Street Centre 161 m (528 ft) 32 Proposed [8]
Bellamy Hill Tower 119 m (390 ft) 36 Proposed [9]
City of Edmonton Tower 129.84 m (426.0 ft) 29 2016 Under construction [10][11]
Corner 1 Tower 107.14 m (351.5 ft) 30 On-hold [12]
Delta Edmonton Hotel 50+ 2018 Approved [13]
Edgewater on Jasper - East 96.93 m (318.0 ft) 30 2015 Under construction [14][15]
The Edmontonian 278 m (912 ft) 71 Proposed [16]
Encore 142.85 m (468.7 ft) 40 Approved [17]
Fox One 92.96 m (305.0 ft) 27 2015 Under construction [18][19]
Fox Two 107.29 m (352.0 ft) 33 2016 Under construction [20]
Hendrix 103.56 m (339.8 ft) 29 Under construction [21]
Jasper House 128.56 m (421.8 ft) 38 2016 Approved [22][23]
Kelly Ramsey Office Building 110.64 m (363.0 ft) 25 2016 Under construction [24]
North 142.85 m (468.7 ft) 40 Proposed [25]
Stantec Tower 227.38 m (746.0 ft) 62 2018 Approved [26]
Station Lands - Tower B 149 m (489 ft) 37 Approved [27]
Symphony 97.44 m (319.7 ft) 27 2017 Approved [28][29]
Ultima 114.28 m (374.9 ft) 32 2015 Under construction [30]
Yorkton Tower 1 130 m (430 ft) 38 Approved [31]
Yorkton Tower 2 100 m (330 ft) 28 Approved [32]

* Table entries with dashes (—) indicate that information regarding building heights and/or dates of completion has not yet been released.

Timeline of tallest buildings[edit]

Name Street address Years as tallest Height
m (ft)
Floors Image
Tegler Building[33][34] 10189 101 St NW 1911–1913 24 (80) 8 Tegler Building
Alberta Legislature Building 10800 97 Avenue NW 1913–1965 55 (180) 5 Alberta Legislature
Garneau Towers 8510 111 Street NW 1965–1966 58.42 m (191.7 ft) 20 No image.svg
CN Tower 10004 104 Ave NW 1966–1971 110.92 (363.9) 26 CN Tower
Edmonton House 10205 100 Ave NW 1971 121.06 (397.2) 45 Edmonton House
Telus House (originally AGT Tower) 10020 100 St NW 1971–1983 134.4 (441) 33 Telus House
Manulife Place 10180 101 St NW 1983–2011 146.36 (480.2) 36 Manulife Place
Epcor Tower 10423 101 St NW 2011–present 149.35 (490.0) 28 Epcor Tower

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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  34. ^ Herzog, Lawrence (2010-05-27). "Marshall-Wells building". Real Estate Weekly. Retrieved 2011-01-21. 

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