Telus Plaza

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ATB Place
Telus-plaza.JPGTelus Plaza North.JPG
Top: TELUShouse
Bottom: ATB Place Tower
Telus Plaza is located in Edmonton
Telus Plaza
Location within Edmonton
General information
Status Complete
Type Office
Location 10020 100 Street NW
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Coordinates 53°32′25″N 113°29′27″W / 53.54028°N 113.49083°W / 53.54028; -113.49083Coordinates: 53°32′25″N 113°29′27″W / 53.54028°N 113.49083°W / 53.54028; -113.49083
Completed TELUShouse: 1971
ATB Place: 1969
Cost TELUShouse: C$22 million
($129 million in 2015 dollars[1])

ATB Place Tower: C$10 million
($62.4 million in 2015 dollars[1])

Total: $187 million in 2013 dollars
Height
Roof TELUShouse: 134.4 m (441 ft)
ATB Place Tower: 90 m (300 ft)
Technical details
Floor count TELUShouse: 33
ATB Place Tower: 24
Design and construction
Main contractor PCL Constructors, Inc.


ATB Place formerly TELUS Plaza is an office complex in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, that was completed in 1972 (as the Alberta Government Telephones (AGT) buildings). The twin buildings are ATB Place Tower and TELUShouse. The namesake tenant is the ATB Financial and TELUS corporation.

The south tower, TELUShouse (formerly TELUS Plaza South, and originally the AGT Tower), at a cost of C$22 million, stood as Edmonton's tallest building until Manulife Place was completed in 1981. It is 134.4 metres (34 storeys) tall. For many years the 33rd floor was home to Vista 33, a telephone and telecommunications museum. There was also an observation deck which afforded panoramic views of Edmonton from what was then the city's tallest building. Vista 33 was closed in 1993.[2]

ATB Tower is 90 metres tall (26 storeys, 296 feet) and was completed in 1969. It contains retail space at the ground level and via Edmonton Pedway system to the Edmonton LRT in the concourse of ATB Place. The concourse courtyard was added after TELUS moved in and renovated it. It opened as McCauley Plaza, named after the first mayor of Edmonton, in which a bronze bust was displayed. The location was later renamed TELUS Plaza. After the name change to ATB Place, the bust was removed from public viewing.

A third building, the ATB Place annex is currently vacant after long time tenant Williams Engineering moved out to its First and Jasper development.

Prior to the construction of the AGT buildings this site was the home of the main branch of the Edmonton Public Library which stood there from 1923 to 1969.[3]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b 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. ^ Erwin, Stephen (March 27, 1993). "AGT pulls the plug on sky-high museum; Vista 33 moving to Fort Edmonton". Edmonton Journal (Edmonton). p. C1. 
  3. ^ Photo Collections | Edmonton Public Library

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Preceded by
Edmonton House
Tallest building in Edmonton
1971–1983
441ft
Succeeded by
Manulife Place