Eighth Avenue Place East Tower

Click an image to view larger version.


Height: Architectural 212.3 m / 696 ft
Height: Occupied 194.8 m / 639 ft
Height: To Tip 212.3 m / 696 ft
Floors Above Ground 49
Floors Below Ground 5
# of Elevators 23
Top Elevator Speed 5.08 m/s
Tower GFA 100,468 m² / 1,081,429 ft²
Development GFA 162,078 m² / 1,744,593 ft²
# of Parking Spaces 1,143


Official Name Eighth Avenue Place East Tower
Name of Complex Eighth Avenue Place
Other Names EAP, Penny Lane Tower
Structure Type Building
Status Completed
Country Canada
City Calgary
Street Address & Map 525 8th Ave SW
Postal Code T2P 1E3
Building Function office
Structural Material composite
  • Core: Reinforced Concrete
  • Columns: Steel
  • Floor Spanning: Steel
Energy Label LEED Platinum
Proposed 2006
Construction Start 2008
Completion 2011
Official Website Eight Avenue Place
Rankings Click arrows to view the next taller/shorter buildings
Regional Ranking #198 Tallest in North America
National Ranking #22 Tallest in Canada
City Ranking #5 Tallest in Calgary

Companies Involved

Owner AIMCo; Ivanhoé Cambridge; Matco Investments
Developer Hines Canada Management Co. ULC
Design Pickard Chilton
Architect of Record Gibbs Gage Architects; Kendall / Heaton Associates
Structural Engineer
Engineer of Record RJC Engineers
Peer Review CBM Engineers
MEP Engineer
Design WSP Flack + Kurtz
Engineer of Record Emans Smith Andersen Engineering; SMP Engineering
Main Contractor EllisDon Construction Services Inc.

About Eighth Avenue Place East Tower

As Canada’s first pre-certified LEED Core & Shell Platinum tower, Eighth Avenue Place East Tower is a dramatic insertion into Calgary’s skyline. The Rocky Mountains were both the inspiration for, and driving factor of, the form and orientation of the building. The faceted pinnacle of the tower adds a dynamic reflective surface and intriguing play of light to the more sober office towers surrounding the site.

The podium of the development was designed to encourage pedestrian activity with a set-back and porous architectural expression, including an urban plaza, protective canopies, and direct connections to public transportation, as well as an open and transparent lobby. Atop the two-story podium sits one of Canada’s largest green roofs, comprising 2,790 square meters of planted area. Between the existing tower and the site of a future development sits a large winter garden, providing space for events, dining, and relaxation for the occupants of the building.

To submit more information or donate images for this project, please use our submission portal.