List of tallest buildings in Edmonton

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Epcor Tower (left) is the tallest skyscraper in Edmonton, the CN Tower is the oldest.

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

Edmonton has nineteen buildings taller than 100 metres (330 ft). The tallest of which is the Epcor Tower at 149 metres (489 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 Edmonton's twenty tallest skyscrapers, based on standard height measurement. This includes spires and architectural details but does not include antenna masts.

Rank Building Address Height Floors Completed Image
1 Epcor Tower[6][7] 10423 101 St NW 149.4 m (490 ft) 28 2011 Epcor Tower
2 Manulife Place 10180 101 St NW 146.4 m (480 ft) 36 1983 Manulife Place
3 TELUShouse 10020 100 St NW 134.4 m (441 ft) 33 1971 TELUShouse
4 Bell Tower 10104 103 Ave NW 129.9 m (426 ft) 31 1982 Bell Tower
5 Edmonton Tower 10111 104 Ave NW 129.84 m (426.0 ft)[8] 29[8][9] 2016[8] City of Edmonton Tower
6 Commerce Place 10155 102 St NW 124.97 m (410.0 ft)[10] 30 1990 Commerce Place
7 Edmonton House 10205 100 Ave NW 121.1 m (397 ft) 45 1971 Coast Edmonton House
8 The Pearl 11949 Jasper Ave NW 121 m (397 ft) 36 2014 The Pearl Edmonton.JPG
9 Canadian Western Bank Place 10303 Jasper Ave NW 120.6 m (396 ft) 30 1980 Canadian Western Bank Place Edmonton.JPG
10 MNP Tower 10235 101 St NW 117.6 m (386 ft) 27 1978 Oxford Tower
11 TD Tower 10088 102 Ave NW 116.7 m (383 ft) 27 1976 TD Tower, Edmonton
12 Scotia Place 1 10060 Jasper Ave NW 113.2 m (371 ft) 28 1982 Scotia Place 1
13 Icon II 10152 104 St NW 112.3 m (368 ft) 35 2010 Icon I
14 CN Tower 10004 104 Ave NW 110.9 m (364 ft) 26 1966 CN Tower
15 Enbridge Centre[11] 10175 101 St NW 110.6 m (363 ft) 25 2016 Kelly Ramsey Tower
16 Ultima 10238 103 St NW 107.9 m (354 ft)[12] 32[12][13] 2016[12] Ultima
17 Sun Life Place 10123 99 St NW 107.7 m (353 ft) 25 1978 Sun Life Place
18 Hendrix 9733 111 St NW 103.6 m (340 ft) 29 2016 Hendrix
19 Oxford Tower 10025 102A Ave NW 102.9 m (338 ft) 23 1974 City Centre Place
20 Enbridge Tower 10209 Jasper Ave NW 99.1 m (325 ft) 21 1981 Enbridge Tower
Downtown Edmonton's skyline from south east, as of April 2016

Projects[edit]

Current tower projects over 100 m
Name Height Floors Tentative completion Status
CNIB Tower 121 m (397 ft)[14] 36[14] Approved[14]
Corner 1 Tower 107.3 m (352 ft) (estimated)[15] 30[15][16] On Hold[15]
Emerald Tower 154.0 m (505 ft) (estimated) 45 Approved[17]
Encore 143.0 m (469 ft) (estimated)[18] 40[18][19] Approved[20]
Fox Two 107.3 m (352 ft)[21] 33[21] 2017[21][22] Under construction
Ice District Tower B 165 m (541 ft)[23][24] 50[24] 2019 Approved[24]
Jasper House 128.6 m (422 ft) (estimated)[25] 36[25]/37[26] Approved[27]
JW Marriott Edmonton[28] 192.15 m (630.4 ft) 55[28] 2018[28] Under construction
North 160.9 m (528 ft) (estimated)[29] 45[29][30] Proposed
Stantec Tower 250.9 m (823 ft)[31][32] 66[31]/67[32] 2019[33] Under construction

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 Street address Years as tallest Height
m (ft)
Floors Image
Tegler Building[34][35] 10189 101 St NW 1911–1913 24 m (79 ft) 8 Tegler Building
Alberta Legislature Building 10800 97 Avenue NW 1913–1965 57 m (187 ft) 5 Alberta Legislature
Garneau Towers 8510 111 Street NW 1965–1966 58.42 m (191.7 ft) 20 No image.svg
CN Tower 10004 104 Ave NW 1966–1971 110.92 m (363.9 ft) 26 CN Tower
Edmonton House 10205 100 Ave NW 1971 121.06 m (397.2 ft) 45 Edmonton House
TELUShouse (originally AGT Tower) 10020 100 St NW 1971–1983 134.4 m (441 ft) 33 Telus House
Manulife Place 10180 101 St NW 1983–2011 146.36 m (480.2 ft) 36 Manulife Place
Epcor Tower 10423 101 St NW 2011–present 149.35 m (490.0 ft) 28 Epcor Tower
JW Marriott Edmonton 10111 104 Ave NW tentatively 2017 192.15 m (630.4 ft) 55 No image.svg
Stantec Tower 10220 103 Ave NW tentatively 2018 250.9 m (823 ft) 66 No image.svg

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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