Telus Plaza

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TELUS Plaza
Telus-plaza.JPGTelus Plaza North.JPG
Top: TELUS House
Bottom: TELUS Plaza North
Telus Plaza is located in Edmonton
Telus Plaza
Location within Edmonton
General information
Status Complete
Type Office
Location 10020 100 Street NW
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Coordinates 53°32′25″N 113°29′27″W / 53.54028°N 113.49083°W / 53.54028; -113.49083Coordinates: 53°32′25″N 113°29′27″W / 53.54028°N 113.49083°W / 53.54028; -113.49083
Completed Telus House: 1971
Telus Plaza North: 1969
Cost Telus House: C$22 million
($129 million in 2014 dollars[1])

Telus Plaza North: C$10 million
($62.4 million in 2014 dollars[1])

Total: $187 million in 2013 dollars
Height
Roof Telus House: 134.4 m (441 ft)
Telus Plaza North: 90 m (300 ft)
Technical details
Floor count Telus House: 33
Telus Plaza North: 24
Design and construction
Main contractor PCL Constructors, Inc.

TELUS Plaza is an office complex in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada that was completed in 1972 (as the Alberta Government Telephones (AGT) buildings). The twin buildings are TELUS Plaza North and TELUS House. The namesake tenant is the TELUS corporation.

The south tower, TELUS House (formerly TELUS Plaza South, and originally the AGT Tower), at a cost of C$22 million, stood as Edmonton's tallest building until Manulife Place was completed in 1981. It is 134.4 metres (34 storeys) tall. For many years the 33rd floor was home to Vista 33, a telephone and telecommunications museum. There was also an observation deck which afforded panoramic views of Edmonton from what was then the city's tallest building. Vista 33 was closed in 1993.[2]

TELUS Plaza North is 90 metres tall (26 storeys, 296 feet) and was completed in 1969. It contains retail space at the ground level and via Edmonton Pedway system to the Edmonton LRT.

Prior to the construction of the AGT buildings this site was the home of the main branch of the Edmonton Public Library which stood there from 1923 to 1969.[3]

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  1. ^ a b Canadian inflation numbers based on Statistics Canada. "Consumer Price Index, historical summary". CANSIM, table (for fee) 326-0021 and Catalogue nos. 62-001-X, 62-010-X and 62-557-X. And Consumer Price Index, by province (monthly) (Canada) Last modified 2013-12-20. Retrieved January 8, 2014
  2. ^ Erwin, Stephen (27 March 1993). "AGT pulls the plug on sky-high museum; Vista 33 moving to Fort Edmonton". Edmonton Journal (Edmonton). p. C1. 
  3. ^ Photo Collections | Edmonton Public Library

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Preceded by
Coast Edmonton House
Tallest Building in Edmonton
1971-1983
441ft
Succeeded by
Manulife Place