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 fifteen 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 was the CN Tower, built in 1966. A building boom did not really begin until the oil shocks of 1973 and 1979 which prompted most of the city's current tall buildings were constructed. 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. In 2007, Edmonton had 235 completed high-rise buildings, with 8 more under construction, 1 under reconstruction, another 6 approved for construction and 43 more proposed.[3] Epcor Tower, which was completed in 2011, was the first major office building since 1990 with Commerce Place.[4] 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.[5]

Following the 2008 drop in oil prices many projects were stalled, but several already under construction have continued.

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. An equal sign (=) following a rank indicates the same height between two or more buildings.

Buildings topped off as of February 1, 2014
Rank Building Address Height Floors Completed Image
1 Epcor Tower[6][7] 10423 101 St NW 149.35 m (490.0 ft) 28 2011 Epcor Tower
2 Manulife Place 10180 101 St NW 146.36 m (480.2 ft) 36 1983 Manulife Place
3 Telus Plaza South 10020 100 St NW 134.4 m (441 ft) 33 1971 Telus House
4 Bell Tower 10104 103 Ave NW 129.87 m (426.1 ft) 31 1982 Bell Tower
5 Commerce Place 10155 102 St NW 123.17 m (404.1 ft) 30 1990 Commerce Place
6 Coast Edmonton House 10205 100 Ave NW 121.06 m (397.2 ft) 45 1971 Coast Edmonton House
7 Canadian Western Bank Place 10303 Jasper Ave NW 120.57 m (395.6 ft) 30 1980 Canada western bank edmonton.jpg
8 The Pearl 11949 Jasper Ave NW 119 m (390 ft) 36 2014 The Pearl under construction.JPG
9 101 Street Tower 10235 101 St NW 117.59 m (385.8 ft) 27 1978 Oxford Tower
10 TD Tower 10088 102 Ave NW 116.74 m (383.0 ft) 27 1976 TD Tower, Edmonton
11 Scotia Place 1 10060 Jasper Ave NW 113.2 m (371 ft) 28 1982 Scotia Place 1
12 Icon II 10152 104 St NW 112.32 m (368.5 ft) 35 2010 Icon I
13 CN Tower 10004 104 Ave NW 110.92 m (363.9 ft) 26 1966 CN Tower
14 Sun Life Place 10123 99 St NW 107.65 m (353.2 ft) 25 1978 Sun Life Place
15 City Centre Place 10025 102A Ave NW 102.89 m (337.6 ft) 23 1974 City Centre Place
16 Enbridge Tower 10209 Jasper Ave NW 99.06 m (325.0 ft) 21 1981 Enbridge Tower
17 Icon I 10136 104 St NW 92.36 m (303.0 ft) 30 2009 Icon I
18 ATB Place North Tower 10025 Jasper Ave NW 90 m (300 ft) 24 1969 Telus Plaza North
19 Enbridge Place 10130 103 St NW 88.47 m (290.3 ft) 23 1981 ING Building
20 Scotia 2 10060 Jasper Ave NW 87.6 m (287 ft) 21 1983 Scotia Place
Downtown Edmonton's skyline from the east, as of August 2013

Projects[edit]

Current tower projects over 90 m
Name Height Floors Year Status Notes
102 Street Centre 161 m (528 ft) 32 Proposed [8]
Bellamy Hill Tower 119 m (390 ft) 36 Proposed [9]
City of Edmonton Tower 27 Proposed [10]
Corner 1 Tower 30 2015 Under construction [11]
Edgewater on Jasper - East 96.93 m (318.0 ft) 30 Under construction [12][13]
The Edmontonian 278 m (912 ft) 71 Proposed [14]
Encore 40 Proposed [15]
Fox One 92.96 m (305.0 ft) 27 2015 Under construction [16][17]
Fox Two 107.29 m (352.0 ft) 33 Approved [18]
Hendrix 100 m (330 ft) 29 Approved [19]
Kelly Ramsey Office Building 25 Under construction [20]
Station Lands - Tower B 149 m (489 ft) 37 Approved [21]
Symphony 97 m (318 ft) 27 Approved [22]
Ultima 108 m (354 ft) 32 2015 Under construction [23]

* Table entries with dashes (—) indicate that information regarding building heights and/or dates of completion has not yet been released.

Timeline of tallest buildings[edit]

Name Street address Years as tallest Height
m (ft)
Floors Image Reference
Tegler Building 10189 101 St NW 1911–1913 24 (80) 8 Tegler Building [24][25]
Alberta Legislature Building 10800 97 Avenue NW 1913–1965 55 (180) 5 Alberta Legislature
Garneau Towers 8510 111 Street NW 1965–1966 58.42 m (191.7 ft) 20
CN Tower 10004 104 Ave NW 1966–1971 110.92 (363.9) 26 CN Tower
Coast Edmonton House 10205 100 Ave NW 1971 121.06 (397.2) 45 Coast Edmonton House
Telus House (originally AGT Tower) 10020 100 St NW 1971–1983 134.4 (441) 33 Telus House
Manulife Place 10180 101 St NW 1983–2011 146.36 (480.2) 36 Manulife Place
Epcor Tower 10423 101 St NW 2011–present 149.35 (490.0) 28 Epcor Tower

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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  2. ^ "Tallest tower in the West pitched for Edmonton". CBC News. November 4, 2013. Retrieved December 1, 2013. 
  3. ^ Emporis Buildings (2007). "High-rise Buildings of Edmonton". Retrieved 2007-10-19. 
  4. ^ "Towering ambitions". Edmonton Journal. 2008-01-04. Retrieved 2011-01-21. 
  5. ^ "City's office vacancy rate still sliding". Edmonton Journal. 2008-10-08. Retrieved 2011-01-21. 
  6. ^ "Epcor Tower". Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat. Retrieved May 2, 2013. 
  7. ^ "Edmonton Skyscraper Diagram". SkyscraperPage.com. Retrieved May 2, 2013. 
  8. ^ "Manulife 2". Skyscraperpage.com. Retrieved 2012-03-28. 
  9. ^ "Residence On Bellamy Hill". Emporis.com. Retrieved 2010-03-31. 
  10. ^ http://www.edmontonjournal.com/business/commercial-real-estate/City+provide+details+consolidation/9476936/story.html?__lsa=d29a-4fc6
  11. ^ "Corner 1 Tower". SkyscraperPage.com. Retrieved 2010-07-12. 
  12. ^ Kent, Gordon (May 24, 2012). "Construction on condo towers overlooking river could soon start". Edmonton Journal. Retrieved June 3, 2012. 
  13. ^ "Edgewater On Jasper - East tower". Emporis.com. Retrieved September 5, 2013. 
  14. ^ Barnes, Dan (October 31, 2013). "The Edmontonian". Edmonton Journal. Postmedia Network. Retrieved October 31, 2013. 
  15. ^ "Downtown Edmonton grows near proposed arena site". EdmontonJournal.com. Retrieved 2012-10-03. 
  16. ^ "Fox Tower North". SkyscraperPage.com. Retrieved June 3, 2012. 
  17. ^ "About". Fox Towers. Retrieved May 2, 2013. 
  18. ^ "Fox Tower South". SkyscraperPage.com. Retrieved June 3, 2012. 
  19. ^ "Hendrix". Skyscraperpage.com. Retrieved October 31, 2013. 
  20. ^ "Kelly Ramsey Office Building". Emporis.com. Retrieved November 13, 2013. 
  21. ^ "Station Lands - Tower B". Emporis.com. Retrieved 2010-03-31. 
  22. ^ "Symphony". Emporis.com. Retrieved September 5, 2013. 
  23. ^ "Ultima". SkyscraperPage.com. Retrieved June 3, 2012. 
  24. ^ Edmonton Public Library - Tegler Building
  25. ^ Herzog, Lawrence (2010-05-27). "Marshall-Wells building". Real Estate Weekly. Retrieved 2011-01-21. 

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