Suncor Energy Centre

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Suncor Energy Centre
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Suncor Energy Centre
General information
Status Complete
Type Office
Location 150, 6th Avenue SW
Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Coordinates 51°02′53″N 114°03′48″W / 51.04806°N 114.06333°W / 51.04806; -114.06333
Completed 1984
Owner Brookfield Office Properties
Management Brookfield Office Properties
Height
Roof 215m (west),[1] 130m (east)[2]
Technical details
Floor count 53 (west), 32 (east)
Floor area 158,000 m2 (1,700,000 sq ft)
Design and construction
Architect WZMH Architects
Developer Brookfield Office Properties
Main contractor CANA Construction Company Limited

The Suncor Energy Centre,[3] formerly the Petro-Canada Centre is a 1,945,000 square foot (181,000 m²) project composed of two granite and reflective glass-clad office towers of 32 floors and 53 floors, situated in the office core of downtown Calgary, Alberta. At 215 m (measured to top of the structure), the west tower is the 13th tallest building in Canada and the fourth tallest skyscraper outside of Toronto, having been surpassed on July 8, 2010 by the neighboring Bow.[1][4] The office towers encompass 1,702,000 square feet (158,000 m²) of rentable office space with the complex also containing 243,000 square feet (23,000 m²) of retail and underground parking area. A glass-enclosed walkway (part of the +15 System) provides shelter, and easy access to the surrounding buildings.

The building was often called Red Square in its early years, a derisive reference to its primary occupant Petro-Canada, which was a Crown Corporation at the time. Petro-Canada has since been privatized and in 2009 was acquired by the building's current namesake, Suncor Energy.

Shortly after completion, two BASE jumpers parachuted successfully off the building's roof in the early morning of Aug 28, 1983.

Major tenants[edit]

Major tenants of the Suncor Energy Centre include Suncor Energy Inc., Precision Drilling Corporation, Taqa North, Crescent Point Energy, Enbridge, Direct Energy, PricewaterhouseCoopers and Weatherford Canada.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Emporis (2007). "Petro-Canada Centre - West Tower". Retrieved 2007-04-12. 
  2. ^ Emporis (2007). "Petro-Canada Centre - East Tower". Retrieved 2007-04-12. 
  3. ^ The Canadian Press (2009-08-04). "Suncor rebrands 'Red Square'". CBC. Retrieved 2009-08-23. 
  4. ^ "The Bow rises as Calgary's tallest building". CBC News. 2010-07-08. 

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