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, 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. 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 7002149400000000000149.4 m (490 ft) 28 2011 Epcor Tower
2 Manulife Place 10180 101 St NW 7002146400000000000146.4 m (480 ft) 36 1983 Manulife Place
3 Telus Plaza South 10020 100 St NW 7002134400000000000134.4 m (441 ft) 33 1971 Telus House
4 Bell Tower 10104 103 Ave NW 7002129900000000000129.9 m (426 ft) 31 1982 Bell Tower
5 Commerce Place 10155 102 St NW 7002123200000000000123.2 m (404 ft) 30 1990 Commerce Place
6 Edmonton House 10205 100 Ave NW 7002121100000000000121.1 m (397 ft) 45 1971 Coast Edmonton House
7 The Pearl 11949 Jasper Ave NW 7002121000000000000121 m (397 ft) 36 2014 The Pearl under construction.JPG
8 Canadian Western Bank Place 10303 Jasper Ave NW 7002120600000000000120.6 m (396 ft) 30 1980 Canada western bank edmonton.jpg
9 101 Street Tower 10235 101 St NW 7002117600000000000117.6 m (386 ft) 27 1978 Oxford Tower
10 TD Tower 10088 102 Ave NW 7002116700000000000116.7 m (383 ft) 27 1976 TD Tower, Edmonton
11 Scotia Place 1 10060 Jasper Ave NW 7002113200000000000113.2 m (371 ft) 28 1982 Scotia Place 1
12 Icon II 10152 104 St NW 7002112300000000000112.3 m (368 ft) 35 2010 Icon I
13 CN Tower 10004 104 Ave NW 7002110900000000000110.9 m (364 ft) 26 1966 CN Tower
14 Sun Life Place 10123 99 St NW 7002107700000000000107.7 m (353 ft) 25 1978 Sun Life Place
15 City Centre Place 10025 102A Ave NW 7002102900000000000102.9 m (338 ft) 23 1974 City Centre Place
16 Enbridge Tower 10209 Jasper Ave NW 700199100000000000099.1 m (325 ft) 21 1981 Enbridge Tower
17 Edgewater on Jasper - East 8511 Jasper Ave NW 700196930000000000096.93 m (318.0 ft) 30 2015
18 Fox One 10220 104 St NW 700192959999999999992.96 m (305.0 ft) 27 2015
19 Icon I 10136 104 St NW 700192400000000000092.4 m (303 ft) 30 2009 Icon I
20 ATB Place North Tower 10025 Jasper Ave NW 700190000000000000090 m (300 ft) 24 1969 Telus Plaza North
Downtown Edmonton's skyline from the east, as of August 2013

Projects[edit]

Current tower projects over 90 m
Name Height Floors Year Status
102nd Street Centre 7002160300000000000160.3 m (526 ft)[8] 32[8] Proposed
City of Edmonton Tower[9] 7002129800000000000129.8 m (426 ft)[10] 29[10][11] 2016[10][11] Under construction
Corner 1 Tower 7002107300000000000107.3 m (352 ft) (estimated)[12] 30[12][13] 2017[12] Under construction
Delta Edmonton 7002190950000000000190.95 m (626.5 ft)[14] 55[14] 2018[14] Under construction
The Edmontonian 7002278000000000000278.0 m (912 ft)[15][16] 71[15][16] Proposed
Encore 7002143000000000000143.0 m (469 ft) (estimated)[17] 40[17][18] Approved[citation needed]
Fox Two 7002107300000000000107.3 m (352 ft)[19] 32[20]/33[19] 2016[20][19] Under construction
Healy Ford Redevelopment - Tower 1 7002182300000000000182.3 m (598 ft) (estimated)[21] 51[21] Proposed
Healy Ford Redevelopment - Tower 2 7002182300000000000182.3 m (598 ft) (estimated)[22] 51[22] Proposed
Hendrix 7002103600000000000103.6 m (340 ft) (estimated)[23] 29[23][24] 2016[23] Under construction
Jasper House 7002128600000000000128.6 m (422 ft) (estimated)[25] 36[25]/37[26] 2017[25] Approved[citation needed]
Kelly Ramsey Office Building 7002110600000000000110.6 m (363 ft)[27] 25[27][28] 2016[27][28] Under construction
The MacLaren 25[29][30] Approved[29]
North 7002160900000000000160.9 m (528 ft) (estimated)[31] 45[31][32] Proposed
Residence on Bellamy Hill 7002119500000000000119.5 m (392 ft)[33] 34[33]/35[34] Proposed
Stantec Tower 7002224000000000000224.0 m (735 ft)[35][36] 66[35]/67[36] 2018[35][36] Under construction
Station Lands - Tower B 7002149400000000000149.4 m (490 ft)[37] 37[37][38] Approved[citation needed]
Symphony 700197500000000000097.5 m (320 ft)[39] 27[39][40][41] 2017[39][40] Under construction
Ultima 7002107900000000000107.9 m (354 ft)[42] 32[42][43] 2015[42] Under construction
Yorkton Development Tower 1 7002130100000000000130.1 m (427 ft)[44] 38[44][45] Approved[citation needed]
Yorkton Development Tower 2 7002100000000000000100.0 m (328 ft)[46] 28[46][47] Approved[citation needed]

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[48][49] 10189 101 St NW 1911–1913 24 (80) 8 Tegler Building
Alberta Legislature Building 10800 97 Avenue NW 1913–1965 57 (187) 5 Alberta Legislature
Garneau Towers 8510 111 Street NW 1965–1966 58.42 (191.7) 20 No image.svg
CN Tower 10004 104 Ave NW 1966–1971 110.92 (363.9) 26 CN Tower
Edmonton House 10205 100 Ave NW 1971 121.06 (397.2) 45 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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