List of tallest buildings in Saint John, New Brunswick

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This is a list of the tallest buildings in Saint John, New Brunswick.

Saint John is the largest city in New Brunswick. In Saint John, there are 6 buildings that stand taller than 50 m (164 ft). The tallest building in the city is the 19-storey, 81 m (266 ft) Brunswick Square.[1] This building is tied with Assumption Place in Moncton for tallest building in New Brunswick. However this building is the second largest office building by floor space in all of Atlantic Canada after the Maritime Centre in Halifax. The second-tallest building in the city is Saint John City Hall, standing at 55.2 m (181 ft) tall with 15 storeys.

As of February 2011, the city contains 1 skyscraper over 80 m (262 ft) and 12 high-rise buildings that exceed 30 m (98 ft) in height.[2]

The tallest development that is under construction in Saint John is the Coast Guard Redevelopment project, with three towers all 52 m (171 ft) tall with 12 floors. If constructed, the Coast Guard Redevelopment will be the single largest residential construction project ever undertaken in New Brunswick and possibly all of Atlantic Canada. As of February 2011, there are no other high-rises under construction, approved for construction, or proposed for construction in Saint John.[2]

Tallest buildings[edit]

the downtown skyline of Saint John.

This list ranks Saint John high-rises that stand at least 30 m (98 ft) tall, based on standard height measurement. This includes spires and architectural details but does not include antenna masts.

Buildings completed as of February, 2011
Rank Building Height Floors Completed Notes
1 Brunswick Square 80.8 m (265 ft) 19 1976 An office building with 511,032 square feet (47,476.4 m2). It is the largest office building in New Brunswick in terms of square footage and second in Atlantic Canada behind the Maritime Centre in Halifax. Tied with Assumption Place in Moncton for the tallest in New Brunswick.[3]
2 Saint John City Hall 55.2 m (181 ft) 15 1970 Office building with (165,000 square feet (15,300 m2)) of space.[4]
3 Brunswick House 52 m (171 ft) 14 Office building with (103,000 square feet (9,600 m2)) of space.[5]
4 Brentwood Tower 51 m (167 ft) 15 [6]
5 Admiral Beatty Complex 51 m (167 ft) 8 1925 [7]
6 Irving Building 50 m (160 ft) 14 1977 [8]
7 Saint John Hilton Hotel 43.2 m (142 ft) 12 1982 Hotel with 192 rooms.[9]
8 Harbourside Senior Citizens Housing Complex 43 m (141 ft) 12 [10]
9 Stephenson Tower 41 m (135 ft) 11 [11]
10 Harbour Building 37 m (121 ft) 10 Office building.
11 Mercantile Centre 30 m (98 ft) 7 Office building with (106,600 square feet (9,900 m2)) of space.[12]
12 Fort Howe Hotel and Convention Centre 30 m (98 ft) 10 Hotel with (135 rooms).[13]

Other buildings[edit]

Buildings completed as of February, 2011
Building Height Floors Completed Notes
Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception 70.1 metres (230 ft) 1853 Gothic style Catholic cathedral.
Chateau Saint John 25 metres (82 ft) 8 2009 Hotel with 112 rooms[14]
Holiday Inn Express Hotel and Suites 20 metres (66 ft) 7 1988 94 rooms and 15 suites[15]

Other important structures[edit]

Courtney Bay Generating Station[edit]

The Courtney Bay Generating Station is a major electricity generating facility that was decommissioned in 2008. Each of its towers were over 106 metres (348 ft) tall.

This power plant was a major contributor to New Brunswick Power Corporation, generating 113 megawatts of electricity for the province.[16]

City Market[edit]

The Saint John City Market is the oldest continuing farmer's market in Canada, with a charter dating from 1785.[17] Located in Saint John, New Brunswick and completed in 1876, the current market building has a unique roof structure that resembles an inverted ship's keel. Made of wooden trusses, the structure was reportedly built by unemployed ship carpenters of the day.[18] Also, the floor slopes with the natural grade of the land. The architecture is in the Second Empire style.

Interior at Christmas

Some of the businesses in the market have been operating continuously there for more than 100 years. Facing onto Kings Square, the market is connected to the city's indoor pedway system.

The market was designated a National Historic Site of Canada in 1986.[19]

Proposed buildings[edit]

Proposed building projects for Saint John.
Building Height Floors Completion Notes
Coast Guard redevelopment 1[20] 52 m (171 ft) 12 2013 [21]
Coast Guard redevelopment 2 52 m (171 ft) 12 2013 [22]
Coast Guard redevelopment 3 52 m (171 ft) 12 2013 [23]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Brunswick Square". Retrieved February 19, 2011. 
  2. ^ a b "Saint John Skyscraper map". Skyscraperpage.com. Retrieved February 19, 2011. 
  3. ^ "Fortis Properties – Brunswick Square". Fortis Properties Corporation. Retrieved December 18, 2011. 
  4. ^ "Saint John City Hall". Skyscraper.com. Retrieved December 18, 2011. 
  5. ^ "Brunswick House". Skyscraper.com. Retrieved December 18, 2011. 
  6. ^ "Brentwood Tower". Skyscraper.com. Retrieved December 18, 2011. 
  7. ^ "Admiral Beatty Complex". Skyscraper.com. Retrieved December 18, 2011. 
  8. ^ "Irving Building". Skyscraper.com. Retrieved December 18, 2011. 
  9. ^ "Saint John Hilton Hotel". Skyscraper.com. Retrieved December 18, 2011. 
  10. ^ "Harbourside Senior Citizen's House". Skyscraper.com. Retrieved December 18, 2011. 
  11. ^ "Stephenson Tower". Skyscraper.com. Retrieved December 18, 2011. 
  12. ^ "CBRE". 
  13. ^ "Fort Howe Hotel". 
  14. ^ "Chateau Saint John". 
  15. ^ "Holiday Inn Express – Saint John". 
  16. ^ "History – The nineteen eighties". NB Power. Retrieved December 18, 2011. 
  17. ^ Saint John City Market history
  18. ^ John Leroux, Building New Brunswick: An Architectural History, (Fredericton: Goose Lane Editions, 2008), 87.
  19. ^ HistoricPlaces.ca
  20. ^ "Coast Guard redevelopment". Retrieved February 21, 2011. 
  21. ^ "Coast Guard redevelopment 1". Retrieved February 19, 2011. 
  22. ^ "Coast Guard redevelopment 2". Retrieved February 19, 2011. 
  23. ^ "Coast Guard redevelopment 3". Retrieved February 19, 2011.