Bankers Hall

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Bankers Hall
Bankers Hall twin buildings
General information
TypeOffice, Commercial
Coordinates51°02′43.4″N 114°04′09.6″W / 51.045389°N 114.069333°W / 51.045389; -114.069333Coordinates: 51°02′43.4″N 114°04′09.6″W / 51.045389°N 114.069333°W / 51.045389; -114.069333
Cost$225 million CAD
OwnerBrookfield Properties
Roof197 m (646 ft)
Technical details
Floor count52[1]
Design and construction
ArchitectDesign Dialog - formerly known as Cohos Evamy

Bankers Hall is a building complex located in downtown Calgary, Alberta, which includes twin 52-storey office towers (197 metres high), designed by the architectural firm Cohos Evamy in postmodern architectural style.[1]

The first building, known as Bankers Hall East, is located at 855 2nd Street SW and was completed in 1989.[2] It was followed in 2000 by Bankers Hall West, at 888 3rd Street SW. After its completion, they became the tallest twin buildings in Canada.[3]

Both buildings contain four-level podiums with an upscale retail gallery connected to the Plus 15 skywalk network. The Core Shopping Centre, the largest shopping complex in downtown Calgary, is directly connected via Plus 15. The northeast corner of the complex incorporates the historic Hollinsworth Building, whose intricate terra cotta facade has been fully restored.[citation needed]

The distinctive crowns of the buildings are intended to resemble cowboy hats when viewed from afar; Bankers Hall West is topped by a gold roof structure while the East building's crown is in silver. A white cowboy hat has long been an iconic symbol of Calgary, being portrayed on the city's flag, and presented as gifts to foreign dignitaries by the civic government at "white hatting ceremonies".

For tenants and people who work in and around Bankers Hall, there is also a fitness centre called Bankers Hall Club. Bankers Hall Club occupies the old space of the Bankers Hall Five movie theater which was open from 1990 to 2001.

Major Tenant[edit]

Canadian Natural Resources Limited


See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b Skyscraper Pages. "Bankers Hall West Tower". Retrieved 2007-09-08.
  2. ^ Emporis. Bankers Hall East
  3. ^ Emporis. Bankers Hall West

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