Landmark Place

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Landmark Place
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General information
Type Residential/ retail
Location Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
Completed 1974
Height
Roof 127 m (417 ft)
Technical details
Floor count 44 including observation deck
Lifts/elevators 6

Landmark Place is the tallest building in downtown Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, at the corner of Main Street East and Catharine Street South in the Corktown neighbourhood. This 43-storey building (130 metres/427 feet) was completed in 1974, and was originally known as the Century 21 building.[1] It was built by Al Frisina as a mixed use building; commercial, residential and retail. Original plans included adding a heliport and a revolving rooftop restaurant but those plans were scrapped. Frisina also believes that no other building will be built in Hamilton taller than Landmark Place because as he puts it; 'the demand's not there and nobody's crazy enough to do it.' In the early 1960s, Frisina took on Hamilton's six-storey height limit. he brought in a consultant who told the city it could save money on services by building up instead of out. Frisina won and built the 18-storey Clarendon on Hunter near Bay. Today it is known as The Fontainebleu.[2]

The top 5 floors of the building are now occupied by newly constructed luxury suites.[1]

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  1. ^ a b "Landmark Place/ Century 21 Building: 1974 (www.emporis.com)". Retrieved 2007-02-07. 
  2. ^ Wilson, Paul (2007-01-31). "Street Beat: Hamilton's Empire State builder". The Hamilton Spectator. 

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Coordinates: 43°15′14″N 79°51′56″W / 43.2540°N 79.8655°W / 43.2540; -79.8655