List of tallest buildings in St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador

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Downtown St. John's with the harbour in the background.

St. John's is the largest city and metropolis in Newfoundland and Labrador with a population of 192,326.[1] In St. John's, there are seven buildings that stand taller than 50 m (164 ft). The tallest building in the city is the 11-storey, 64 m (210 ft) Confederation Building.[2] The majority of the high-rises in the city are in the downtown area, however the Confederation building is located outside of the downtown. The tallest building downtown is the 63 m (207 ft) John Cabot Place, with 13 floors.[3]

Due to strict height regulations in the downtown area, the city has seen very few high-rises built in comparison to other cities of similar size.[4] In 2010 the city amended height regulation for a small area of Water Street to allow for higher density buildings. The first development in this area will be 351 Water Street; at 47.4 m (156 ft) and 11 floors it is the tallest building set for construction in the St. John's Metropolitan Area.[5][6]

Tallest buildings[edit]

This list ranks St. John's high-rises that stand at least 40 m (131 ft) tall, based on standard height measurement. This includes spires and architectural details but does not include antenna masts.

Buildings completed as of September 2011
Rank Building Height Floors Type Completed Image
1 Confederation Building[7] 64 m (210 ft) 11 Government 1959
ConfederationBuildingStJohnsNewfoundland.JPG
2 John Cabot Place[8] 63 m (207 ft) 13 Office 1996
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3 St. Patrick's Church[9] 60 m (197 ft)
Religious 1888
StPatricksChurch.jpg
4 Cabot Place[10] 53 m (174 ft) 12 Office 1988
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5 Delta St. John's Hotel[11] 51 m (167 ft) 12 Hotel 1987
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6 Scotia Centre[12] 50 m (164 ft) 11 Office 1987
Scotiacenter.jpg
7 Southcott Hall[13] 49 m (161 ft) 15 Academic 1964
Southcotthall.jpg
8 Fortis Building[14] 49 m (161 ft) 12 Office 1969
Fortisbuilding.jpg
9 TD Place[15] 45 m (148 ft) 11 Office 1981
TD Place.jpg
10 Atlantic Place[16] 43 m (141 ft) 9 Office 1975
Atlanticplace.jpg
11 Basilica of St. John the Baptist[17] 45.7 m (150 ft)
Religious 1855
St John's Basilica.jpg
12 St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church[18][not in citation given]
Religious 1904
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13 Sheraton Hotel Newfoundland[19] 40 m (131 ft) 9 Hotel 1982
Newfoundlandhotel.jpg
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Downtown St. John's

Projects[edit]

Due to strict height regulations in the downtown area, St. John's has seen very few high-rises built in comparison to other cities of similar size.[20] In 2010 the city amended height regulation for a small area of Water Street to allow for higher density buildings. The first development in this area will be 351 Water Street; at 47.4 m (156 ft) and 11 floors it is the tallest building set for construction in the St. John's Metropolitan Area.[21][22]

Projects as of October 2012
Building Height Floors Type Completed Status Notes
Fortis Place[23] 49 m (161 ft) 12 Office 2014 Under-construction Part of the proposed redevelopment of the Fortis properties in downtown St. John's.
Hamilton Avenue - Job Street[24] 37.8 m (124 ft) 10 Mixed Use 2014 Approved Proposal for an 10-storey mixed use building
Manga Hotel
[25]
34.95 m (115 ft) 12 Hotel 2014 Proposed Proposal for a 12-storey hotel
351[26] 47.4 m (156 ft) 12 Mixed Use 2013 Under-construction

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Population of census metropolitan areas (2006 Census boundaries)". Statistics Canada. Retrieved 2011-02-04. 
  2. ^ "Confederation Building". Government of Newfoundland and Labrador. Retrieved 2011-02-01. 
  3. ^ "List of buildings in St. John's". SkyscraperPage.com. Retrieved 2011-03-02. 
  4. ^ "St. John's Heritage Areas, Heritage Buildings and Public Views" (PDF). Retrieved 2011-01-02. 
  5. ^ "Proposal to replace St. John's eyesore gets praise". Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. 2010-02-05. Retrieved 2011-03-01. 
  6. ^ "Microsoft Word - 1832-01 LUAR Final_Proposed Office and Parking Bldg., 351 Water St. 2010 May 28.docx" (PDF). Retrieved 2011-01-02. 
  7. ^ "Confederation Building". SkyscraperPage.com. Retrieved 2011-03-01. 
  8. ^ "Cabot Place II". SkyscraperPage.com. Retrieved 2011-02-01. 
  9. ^ "St. Patrick's Church". SkyscraperPage.com. Retrieved 2011-02-01. 
  10. ^ "Cabot Place". Fortis Properties. Retrieved 2011-02-01. 
  11. ^ "Delta Hotel". SkyscraperPage.com. Retrieved 2011-02-01. 
  12. ^ "Scotia Centre". SkyscraperPage.com. Retrieved 2011-03-01. 
  13. ^ "Southcott Hall". SkyscraperPage.com. Retrieved 2011-03-01. 
  14. ^ "Fortis Building". Fortis Properties. Retrieved 2011-03-01. 
  15. ^ "TD Place". Fortis Properties. Retrieved 2011-02-01. 
  16. ^ "Atlantic Place". SkyscraperPage.com. Retrieved 2011-03-01. 
  17. ^ "Basilica of St. John the Baptist". SkyscraperPage.com. Retrieved 2011-03-02. 
  18. ^ "St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church". SkyscraperPage.com. Retrieved 2011-03-02. 
  19. ^ "Newfoundland Hotel". SkyscraperPage.com. Retrieved 2011-03-01. 
  20. ^ "St. John's Heritage Areas, Heritage Buildings and Public Views" (PDF). Retrieved 2011-01-02. 
  21. ^ "Proposal to replace St. John's eyesore gets praise". Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. 2010-02-05. Retrieved 2011-03-01. 
  22. ^ "Microsoft Word - 1832-01 LUAR Final_Proposed Office and Parking Bldg., 351 Water St. 2010 May 28.docx" (PDF). Retrieved 2011-01-02. 
  23. ^ "12-storey building approved in St. John's". Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. 9 August 2011. Retrieved 22 February 2012. 
  24. ^ "Land Use Assessment Report - Hamilton Avenue/Job Street". City of St. John's. Retrieved 11 January 2012. 
  25. ^ "Land Use Assessment Report - New Gower/Springdale". City of St. John's. 
  26. ^ "351 Official Website". East Port Properties. Retrieved 14 November 2011.