List of tallest buildings in Edmonton

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Edmonton skyline in 2017

This is a list of the tallest buildings in Edmonton, the capital city of the province of Alberta in Canada.

Edmonton has twenty-one buildings taller than 100 metres (330 ft). The tallest of which is the JW Marriott Edmonton at 192 metres (630 ft). Until late 2013, the presence of aircraft taking off and landing at the Edmonton City Centre Airport restricted any building from reaching an elevation higher than 815.34 metres (2,675.0 ft) above mean sea level, about 150 metres (490 ft) above downtown.[1][2]

Edmonton's first true skyscraper, and the tallest building in Western Canada for five years, was the CN Tower, built in 1966. A building boom did not really begin until the oil shocks of 1973 and 1979, which prompted construction of many of the city's current tall buildings (10 of the top 20, as of 2014). Highrise construction was virtually non-existent between the mid-1980s and the early 2000s due to low oil prices, upon which Edmonton's economy depends.

The rapid oil price increases of 2003-2008 had created a new boom in Alberta and prompted new construction again. Due to the time lag between the beginning of the boom and when buildings are completed, the next wave of new highrise buildings really began construction in 2006 or 2007 and many were not completed until after the 2008 financial crisis had caused a drop in oil prices. By 2008, the city was experiencing something of a building boom, with 780,000 square feet (72,000 m2) of office space under construction and vacancy rates still falling.[3]

As of late 2014, Edmonton had 249 completed high-rise buildings, with 13 more under construction and another 33 approved for construction or proposed.[4][5]

Tallest buildings[edit]

This list ranks all of Edmonton's skyscrapers over 100 meters tall, based on standard height measurement. This includes spires and architectural details but does not include antenna masts.

Rank Building Image Height Floors Completed Coordinates
1 JW Marriott Edmonton[6] JW Marriott Edmonton 192.15 m (630.4 ft) 55[7] 2018[7] 53°32′44.7″N 113°29′45.9″W / 53.545750°N 113.496083°W / 53.545750; -113.496083 (JW Marriott)
2 Epcor Tower[8][9] Epcor Tower 149.4 m (490 ft) 28 2011 53°32′50.9″N 113°29′34.4″W / 53.547472°N 113.492889°W / 53.547472; -113.492889 (Epcor Tower)
3 Manulife Place Manulife Place 146.4 m (480 ft) 36 1983 53°32′33.6″N 113°29′39.8″W / 53.542667°N 113.494389°W / 53.542667; -113.494389 (Manulife Place)
4 TELUShouse TELUShouse 134.4 m (441 ft) 33 1971 53°32′24.3″N 113°29′29.1″W / 53.540083°N 113.491417°W / 53.540083; -113.491417 (TELUShouse)
5 Bell Tower Bell Tower 129.9 m (426 ft) 31 1982 53°32′41.9″N 113°29′39.5″W / 53.544972°N 113.494306°W / 53.544972; -113.494306 (Bell Tower)
6 Edmonton Tower Edmonton Tower 129.84 m (426.0 ft)[10] 29[10][11] 2016[10] 53°32′44.5″N 113°29′40.7″W / 53.545694°N 113.494639°W / 53.545694; -113.494639 (Edmonton Tower)
7 Commerce Place Commerce Place 124.97 m (410.0 ft)[12] 30 1990 53°32′31.1″N 113°29′42.4″W / 53.541972°N 113.495111°W / 53.541972; -113.495111 (Commerce Place)
8 Edmonton House Edmonton House 121.1 m (397 ft) 45 1971 53°32′18.4″N 113°29′42.2″W / 53.538444°N 113.495056°W / 53.538444; -113.495056 (Edmonton House)
9 The Pearl The Pearl 121 m (397 ft) 36 2014 53°32′26.3″N 113°31′43.2″W / 53.540639°N 113.528667°W / 53.540639; -113.528667 (The Pearl)
10 Canadian Western Bank Place CWB Place 120.6 m (396 ft) 30 1980 53°32′26.1″N 113°29′52.8″W / 53.540583°N 113.498000°W / 53.540583; -113.498000 (Canadian Western Bank Place)
11 MNP Tower MNP Tower 117.6 m (386 ft) 27 1978 53°32′42.6″N 113°29′34.5″W / 53.545167°N 113.492917°W / 53.545167; -113.492917 (MNP Tower)
12 TD Tower TD Tower 116.7 m (383 ft) 27 1976 53°32′36.6″N 113°29′34.9″W / 53.543500°N 113.493028°W / 53.543500; -113.493028 (TD Tower)
13 Scotia Place 1 Scotia Place 1 113.2 m (371 ft) 28 1982 53°32′29.7″N 113°29′33.4″W / 53.541583°N 113.492611°W / 53.541583; -113.492611 (Scotia Place 1)
14 Icon II Icon Towers 112.3 m (368 ft) 35 2010 53°32′29.7″N 113°29′33.4″W / 53.541583°N 113.492611°W / 53.541583; -113.492611 (Icon II)
15 CN Tower CN Tower 110.9 m (364 ft) 26 1966 53°32′49.0″N 113°29′29.0″W / 53.546944°N 113.491389°W / 53.546944; -113.491389 (CN Tower)
16 Enbridge Centre[13] Enbridge Centre 110.6 m (363 ft) 25 2016 53°32′32.7″N 113°29′34.9″W / 53.542417°N 113.493028°W / 53.542417; -113.493028 (Enbridge Centre)
17 Ultima Ultima 107.9 m (354 ft)[14] 32[14][15] 2016[14] 53°32′38.4″N 113°29′52.3″W / 53.544000°N 113.497861°W / 53.544000; -113.497861 (Ultima)
18 Sun Life Place Sun Life Place 107.7 m (353 ft) 25 1978 53°32′31.9″N 113°29′16.5″W / 53.542194°N 113.487917°W / 53.542194; -113.487917 (Sun Life Place)
19 Fox Two Fox Two 107.3 m (352 ft)[16] 33[16] 2017[16][17] 53°32′35.9″N 113°29′59.1″W / 53.543306°N 113.499750°W / 53.543306; -113.499750 (Fox Two)
20 Hendrix Hendrix 103.6 m (340 ft) 29 2016 53°32′6.8″N 113°30′41.9″W / 53.535222°N 113.511639°W / 53.535222; -113.511639 (Hendrix)
21 Oxford Tower Oxford Tower 102.9 m (338 ft) 23 1974 53°32′38.7″N 113°29′33.1″W / 53.544083°N 113.492528°W / 53.544083; -113.492528 (Oxford Tower)
Downtown Edmonton's skyline from the east, as of November 2016

Projects[edit]

Current tower projects over 100 m
Name Height Floors Tentative completion Status Coordinates
Alldritt Tower[18] 280.0 m (919 ft)[18]/
285.99 m (938 ft)[19]
80[18] Approved[20]
Construction to begin in October 2018.[21]
53°32′34″N 113°28′59″W / 53.54278°N 113.48306°W / 53.54278; -113.48306 (Alldritt Tower)
CNIB Tower 121.0 m (397 ft)[22] 36[22] Approved[22] 53°32′29″N 113°31′45″W / 53.54139°N 113.52917°W / 53.54139; -113.52917 (CNIB Tower)
Corner 1 Tower 107.3 m (352 ft) (estimated)[23] 30[23][24] On Hold[23] 53°32′45″N 113°28′43″W / 53.54583°N 113.47861°W / 53.54583; -113.47861 (Corner 1 Tower)
Emerald Tower 154.0 m (505 ft) (estimated) 45 Approved[25] 53°32′29″N 113°31′1″W / 53.54139°N 113.51694°W / 53.54139; -113.51694 (Emerald Tower)
Encore 138.0 m (453 ft) (estimated)[26] [27] 43[26][28] 2020[26] Under construction[29] 53°32′34″N 113°29′53″W / 53.54278°N 113.49806°W / 53.54278; -113.49806 (Encore)
Ice District Tower B 160.0 m (525 ft)[30][31] 47[30][32][33] 2020[30][34] Under construction[30][34] 53°32′45″N 113°29′52″W / 53.54583°N 113.49778°W / 53.54583; -113.49778 (Ice District Tower B)
Massey Harris Ferguson Tower 1 140.0 m (459 ft) 45 Approved[35] 53°32′42″N 113°30′12″W / 53.54500°N 113.50333°W / 53.54500; -113.50333 (Massey Harris Ferguson Tower 1)
Massey Harris Ferguson Tower 2 135.0 m (443 ft) 42 Approved[35] 53°32′44″N 113°30′12″W / 53.54556°N 113.50333°W / 53.54556; -113.50333 (Massey Harris Ferguson Tower 2)
Massey Harris Ferguson Tower 3 150.0 m (492 ft) 48 Approved[35] 53°32′45″N 113°30′12″W / 53.54583°N 113.50333°W / 53.54583; -113.50333 (Massey Harris Ferguson Tower 3)
North 126.0 m (413 ft) (estimated)[36] 40[37] Proposed 53°32′42″N 113°30′9″W / 53.54500°N 113.50250°W / 53.54500; -113.50250 (North)
Stantec Tower 250.9 m (823 ft)[38][39] 66[38]/67[39] 2019[40] Under construction[41] 53°32′42″N 113°29′46″W / 53.54500°N 113.49611°W / 53.54500; -113.49611 (Stantec Tower)

Table entries with dashes (—) indicate that information regarding building height or date of completion has not yet been released. Sources disagree on the name of some buildings, which may change before officially opening. Even if not indicated, heights may be estimated, and may change during construction.

Timeline of tallest buildings[edit]

Name Years as tallest Height
m (ft)
Floors Image Coordinates
Tegler Building[42][43] 1911–1913 24 m (79 ft) 8 Tegler Building 53°32′34.4″N 113°29′35.9″W / 53.542889°N 113.493306°W / 53.542889; -113.493306 (Tegler Building)
Alberta Legislature Building 1913–1965 57 m (187 ft) 5 Alberta Legislature 53°32′1.3″N 113°30′23.8″W / 53.533694°N 113.506611°W / 53.533694; -113.506611 (Alberta Legislature Building)
Garneau Towers 1965–1966 58.42 m (191.7 ft) 20 Garneau Towers 53°31′17.3″N 113°31′6.5″W / 53.521472°N 113.518472°W / 53.521472; -113.518472 (Garneau Towers)
CN Tower 1966–1971 110.92 m (363.9 ft) 26 CN Tower 53°32′49.0″N 113°29′29.0″W / 53.546944°N 113.491389°W / 53.546944; -113.491389 (CN Tower)
TELUShouse (originally AGT Tower) 1971–1983 134.4 m (441 ft) 33 Telus House 53°32′24.3″N 113°29′29.1″W / 53.540083°N 113.491417°W / 53.540083; -113.491417 (TELUShouse)
Manulife Place 1983–2011 146.36 m (480.2 ft) 36 Manulife Place 53°32′33.6″N 113°29′39.8″W / 53.542667°N 113.494389°W / 53.542667; -113.494389 (Manulife Place)
Epcor Tower 2011–2017 149.35 m (490.0 ft) 28 Epcor Tower 53°32′50.9″N 113°29′34.4″W / 53.547472°N 113.492889°W / 53.547472; -113.492889 (Epcor Tower)
JW Marriott Edmonton 2017–present 192.15 m (630.4 ft) 55 JW Marriott Edmonton 53°32′44.7″N 113°29′45.9″W / 53.545750°N 113.496083°W / 53.545750; -113.496083 (JW Marriott Edmonton)
Stantec Tower tentatively 2018 250.9 m (823 ft) 66 Stantec Tower 53°32′42″N 113°29′46″W / 53.54500°N 113.49611°W / 53.54500; -113.49611 (Stantec Tower)

See also[edit]

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