Fifth Avenue Place (Calgary)

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Fifth Avenue Place
The East Tower reflecting the West Tower
General information
Type Office
Location Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Coordinates 51°02′56″N 114°03′58″W / 51.04889°N 114.06611°W / 51.04889; -114.06611Coordinates: 51°02′56″N 114°03′58″W / 51.04889°N 114.06611°W / 51.04889; -114.06611
Construction started 1979
Completed 1981
Roof 132.6 m (435 ft)
Technical details
Floor count 35
Design and construction
Developer Brookfield Properties

Fifth Avenue Place is a high-rise skyscraper complex in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. It was originally called Esso Plaza and Imperial Oil is still the anchor tenant of the building. It occupies the entire area of a city block, between 4th and 5th Avenue South and 1st and 2nd Street W.

The buildings are managed by Brookfield Properties.


East Tower with reflection of TransCanada Tower

The complex consists of two structures, East Tower and West Tower, both with 35 floors and a height of 133 m (436 ft).[1] Construction started in 1979 and the complex was completed in 1981, at the height of the 1980s oil boom. Although the towers are almost identical, they are arranged in an "L" shape, with the West Tower oriented east-west, and the East Tower places on a north-south direction. Fifth Avenue Place was built in late modernist style[2] and has curtain walls with alternating vision glass on all sides. The three level underground parkade provides 793 parking stalls.[3] The two towers are connected by a two level shopping galleria, which is connected by the Plus 15 skywalk network to nearby structures. A recreation area on the north side contains a large reflecting pool with three fountains.

Tower Address Floors Height Built
West 237 4 Ave SW 35 132.6 m (435 ft) 1981
East 425 1 St SW 35 132.6 m (435 ft) 1981

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Emporis. "Fifth Avenue Place". Retrieved 2007-06-16. 
  2. ^ Skyscraper Page. "Fifth Avenue Place West". Retrieved 2007-06-17. 
  3. ^ Brookfield Properties (2007). "Fifth Avenue Place". Retrieved 2007-06-16. 

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