List of tallest buildings in Yellowknife
This list of tallest buildings in Yellowknife ranks skyscrapers over 30 m (98 ft) tall in the city of Yellowknife, Northwest Territories, Canada. Yellowknife is the capital and largest city in the Northwest Territories and the second largest in Northern Canada. As of 2011, the city contains 3 skyscrapers 50 m (164 ft) and over, with a further 7 high-rise buildings that exceed 30 m (98 ft) in height. The tallest building in the city is the 17-storey, 60 m (200 ft) Centre Square - Northern Heights. This building was constructed in a postmodernist architectural style, representing the city's efforts to add visual interest into the skyline. The second-tallest building in the city is the Polar Apartments, standing at 50 m (164 ft) tall with 15 storeys.
Having a population of approximately 19,000 people, Yellowknife has a skyline that could match a city of 250,000 or more. This is due to Yellowknife's position in a vast, resource-rich area called Northern Canada, a region larger than India. More specifically it is the capital of the Northwest Territories which comprise a large part of Northern Canada. Yellowknife is the largest city in the Northwest Territories, and, as such, many companies are headquartered or have bases in the city such as diamond mining and iron mining consortiums. The city acts as a distribution point for many of these resources. Yellowknife is connected to the southern Canadian city of Edmonton via the Yellowknife and Mackenzie Highways.
List of tallest buildings
This list ranks Yellowknife 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.
|1||Centre Square - Northern Heights map1
|60 m (197 ft)||17||1996|
|2||Polar Apartments map2
|50 m (164 ft)||15||2003|
|3||Northwest Tower map3
|50 m (164 ft)||12||1991|
|4||Scotia Centre map4
|45 m (148 ft)||11||1979|
|5||Coast Fraser Tower map5
|42 m (138 ft)||14||-|
|6||Precambrian Building map6
|41 m (135 ft)||11||1976|
|7||Anderson - Thomson Tower map7
|37 m (121 ft)||11||-|
|8||Bellanca Building map8
|36 m (118 ft)||11||1973|
|9||Northern United Place map9
|34 m (112 ft)||10||-|
|10||Explorer Hotel map10
|30 m (98 ft)||8||1976|
Other notable buildings
At 76 m (249 ft) the Robertson Headframe located at Con Mine is the tallest building in Yellowknife and the Northwest Territories. The headframe which was built in 1977, sits over a mine shaft that is 1,859 m (6,099 ft) deep.
Northwest Territories Legislative Building
The Northwest Territories Legislative Building is the home of the Government of the Northwest Territories. The most recent building was built in 1993 and commenced usage in 1994. The Legislative Assembly has used many permanent and temporary facilities throughout its history.
The current building is two stories tall with two round halls, the Great Hall and the Caucus Room. It is located in Yellowknife, and overlooks Frame Lake. It was designed by Ferguson Simek Clark/Pin Matthews (of Yellowknife) in association with Matsuzaki Wright Architects (of Vancouver), and landscape architect Cornelia Oberlander.
Timeline of tallest buildings
|1973 - 1976||Bellanca Building map8||36 m (118 ft)||11||1973|
|1976 - 1979||Precambrian Building map6||41 m (135 ft)||11||1976|
|1979 - 1991||Scotia Centre map4||45 m (148 ft)||11||1979|
|1991 - 1996||Northwest Tower map3||50 m (164 ft)||12||1991|
|1996–Present||Centre Square - Northern Heights map1||60 m (197 ft)||17||1996|
- "Yellowknife Skyscraper map". Skyscraperpage.com. Retrieved 2011-02-14.
- "Centre Square - Northern Heights". Retrieved 2011-02-14.
- "Total Area of India" (PDF). Country Studies, India. Library of Congress – Federal Research Division. December 2004. Retrieved 3 January 2011. "The country’s exact size is subject to debate because some borders are disputed. The Indian government lists the total area as 3,287,260 km2 (1,269,220 sq mi) and the total land area as 3,060,500 km2 (1,181,700 sq mi); the United Nations lists the total area as 3,287,263 km2 (1,269,219 sq mi) and total land area as 2,973,190 km2 (1,147,960 sq mi)."
- Land and freshwater area, by province and territory
- Polar Apartments
- Northwest Tower
- Scotia Centre
- Coast Fraser Tower
- Precambrian Building
- Anderson - Thomson Tower
- Bellanca Building
- Northern United Place
- Explorer Hotel
- Con Mine's Robertson's Shaft towers over the Yellowknife skyline like a fortress.