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