Calgary Municipal Building

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Calgary Municipal Building
Calgary city hall1.jpg
The Calgary Municipal Building dwarfs the Calgary City Hall.
General information
Type City hall
Architectural style high rise building
Location Calgary, Alberta
Address 800 Macleod Trail SE, Calgary, AB T2G 5E6
Construction started 1982
Completed October 1985
Cost $97,000,000[1]
($198 million in 2016 dollars[2])
Client City of Calgary
Owner City of Calgary
Height 56.26 m (185 ft)[1]
Technical details
Floor count 14.[3]
Design and construction
Architect WZMH Architects

The Calgary Municipal Building is the seat of local government of Calgary, Alberta, Canada. The building has been the centre for civic administration for the City of Calgary since it opened in 1985 to replace the old Calgary City Hall, which is now used as office space for the Mayor and Councillors.

The structure currently houses 2,000 city employees[3] and is open to the public Monday to Friday from 08:00 to 18:00.

Background[edit]

The City of Calgary held a plebiscite in 1980. Citizens selected a city-owned structure rather than opting for privately owned buildings.[1]

Awards[edit]

On December 4, 1981 Mayor Ralph Klein awarded best design to the architect Chrisopher Ballyn.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Emporis page for Calgary Municipal Building
  2. ^ Canadian inflation numbers based on Statistics Canada. "Consumer Price Index, historical summary". Statistics Canada. Retrieved April 26, 2018.  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)". Statistics Canada. Retrieved April 26, 2018. 
  3. ^ a b City of Calgary page

Coordinates: 51°02′44″N 114°03′23″W / 51.0456°N 114.0565°W / 51.0456; -114.0565