Manulife Place

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Manulife Place
Manulife Place 10.jpg
Manulife Place from street level in June 2010
Manulife Place is located in Edmonton
Manulife Place
Location within Edmonton
General information
Status Complete
Type Office, Retail
Location 10180 101 Street NW
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Coordinates 53°32′33″N 113°29′41″W / 53.54250°N 113.49472°W / 53.54250; -113.49472Coordinates: 53°32′33″N 113°29′41″W / 53.54250°N 113.49472°W / 53.54250; -113.49472
Construction started 1981
Completed 1983
Cost C$100 million
($212 million in 2015 dollars[1])
Roof 146.36 m (480.2 ft)
Technical details
Floor count 36
Design and construction
Architect Clifford Lawrie Bolton Ritchie Architects, Lawrie, Bolton, Ritchie Architects
Structural engineer Read Jones Christoffersen Ltd.
Main contractor PCL Constructors, Inc.

Manulife Place is a highrise office building and shopping centre in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. It was completed in 1983 to the design by Clifford Lawrie Bolton Ritchie Architects. It is located at the corner of 102 Avenue and 101 Street.[citation needed]

The two level shopping concourse houses luxury Holt Renfrew's Edmonton store as well as many upscale shops. It connects by skywalk bridge to Edmonton City Centre and Commerce Place. The shopping centre features 22 stores and 3 restaurants. Its namesake is Manulife Financial.[citation needed]

At 146 meters (479 ft) tall, with 36 floors, it is the tallest building in Edmonton to date.[2] It was overtaken in 2011 by Epcor Tower when flagpoles are taken into account at 149.4 meters (490 ft).[3]

History of the site[edit]

The location of Manulife Place was formerly the home of the King Edward Hotel which stood on the site from 1904 to 1980, before being destroyed by fire.[4]

Manulife Place was constructed by the local general contractor PCL Construction Ltd. with another local contractor C.W.Carry Ltd. manufacturing and erecting the structural steel.[citation needed]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Canadian inflation numbers based on Statistics Canada. "Consumer Price Index, historical summary". CANSIM, table (for fee) 326-0021 and Catalogue nos. 62-001-X, 62-010-X and 62-557-X. And Consumer Price Index, by province (monthly) (Canada) Last modified 2013-12-20. Retrieved January 8, 2014
  2. ^ Emporis Buildings (2007). "Manulife Place". Retrieved 2007-10-19. 
  3. ^ Mah, Bill (2010-06-15). "Flagpoles will make Epcor Tower tallest". Edmonton Journal. Retrieved 2011-01-25. 
  4. ^ Herzog, Lawrence (2007-06-28). "Edmonton's early 20th century hotels". Real Estate weekly. Retrieved 2010-07-12. 

External links[edit]

Manulife Place - Official Website

Preceded by
AGT Tower
Tallest building in Edmonton
Succeeded by
Epcor Tower