Calgary Facts

150m+ Buildings 17 Completed1 Under Constr.
Tallest Building Brookfield Place Tower One (247 m)
Global Ranking #51 in the world by no. of 150m+ completed buildings
Regional Ranking #10 in North America by no. of 150m+ completed buildings
Country Ranking #2 in Canada by no. of 150m+ completed buildings
First 150m+ Building Scotia Centre (1976)
Average Building Age 19 years
Most Common Function Office, 89%
Most Common Material Concrete, 44%

All building-related facts are for 150m+ buildings.

Buildings See All Buildings in City

1   Brookfield Place Tower One 2017 247 m
2   The Bow 2012 237 m
3   Telus Sky 2018 222 m
4   Suncor Energy Centre I 1984 215 m
5   Eighth Avenue Place East Tower 2011 212 m
6   Bankers Hall East Tower 1989 197 m
7   Bankers Hall West Tower 2000 197 m
8   Centennial Place I 2010 183 m
9   Canterra Tower 1988 177 m
10   TransCanada Tower 2001 177 m
  Completed   Arch. Topped Out   Struct. Topped Out   Under Constr.
1   Brookfield Place Tower One 2017 247 m
2   The Bow 2012 237 m
3   Telus Sky 2018 222 m
4   Suncor Energy Centre I 1984 215 m
5   Eighth Avenue Place East Tower 2011 212 m
6   Bankers Hall East Tower 1989 197 m
7   Bankers Hall West Tower 2000 197 m
8   Centennial Place I 2010 183 m
9   Brookfield Place Tower Two - 178 m
10   Canterra Tower 1988 177 m
  Completed   Under Constr.   Proposed

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CTBUH Initiatives

2017 Global Walking Tours: The Space Within Tall Buildings
21 Jun-7 Jul 2017 – Tour Report

Foster + Partners Present on The Bow
7 Nov 2013 – Awards Symposium Video

CTBUH Releases Case Study on The Bow
Sep 2013 – CTBUH Journal Paper

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CTBUH Initiatives Related to Calgary

2017 Global Walking Tours: The Space Within Tall Buildings
21 Jun-7 Jul 2017 – Tour Report
The CTBUH Urban Habitat / Urban Design Committee organized its fourth annual Global Walking Tours, which took place in 15 cities around the world.
Foster + Partners Present on The Bow
7 Nov 2013 – Awards Symposium Video & PPT
The winner of the Best Tall Building Americas award, The Bow is stunning as a form and functions well from an environmental and urban standpoint. It serves as a rare example of an iconic design…
CTBUH Releases Case Study on The Bow
Sep 2013 – CTBUH Journal Paper
The Bow is the latest and most ambitious high-rise development in the Canadian city of Calgary. The client’s aim was to create a world-class building that would be a defining landmark on the city’s…
CTBUH Research: Canada Grows Taller
Dec 2012 – CTBUH Research
Twenty-six buildings taller than 150 meters have been built in Canada since 2005 and it added four buildings taller than 200 meters in 2012, the most ever in a single year.
Paper on The Bow's Unique Diagrid Structural System by Halcrow Yolles
Mar 2008 – Conference Paper
The Bow features a distinctive design that not only caters to occupants and surrounding residents, but also reduces energy consumption compared to a conventional tower.
Halcrow Yolles Presents on The Bow
3 Mar 2008 – Conference Video
Barry Charnish, Halcrow Yolles presented the new 59 story “Bow” project for EnCana Corporation at the CTBUH 8th World Congress in Dubai. Once complete, it will be the tallest building in Calgary and…

Global News

Second Calgary Tower in the Works as Demand Outpaces Construction
27 Jan 2014 – Hon Developments will meet market demand by…

Construction Launched on Brookfield Place Calgary
30 Oct 2013 – Construction has begun on Brookfield Place Calgary…

Falling Iron Halts Work in Calgary
10 Sep 2013 – City officials issued a stop work order after a…

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News Related to Calgary

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Second Calgary Tower in the Works as Demand Outpaces Construction
27 Jan 2014
Hon Developments will meet market demand by building an additional 44-story tower at The Guardian in Calgary. The first tower, currently under construction, is already…
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Construction Launched on Brookfield Place Calgary
30 Oct 2013
Construction has begun on Brookfield Place Calgary Tower One, a 247-meter (810-foot) skyscraper, set to become Calgary's tallest as well as Western Canada's tallest upon…
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Falling Iron Halts Work in Calgary
10 Sep 2013
City officials issued a stop work order after a load of metal fell from a crane in downtown Calgary engaged in building Eighth Avenue Place West Tower. Officials say no…
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After 30 Years, First Canadian Centre to Gain Second Tower
15 Aug 2013
GWL Realty Advisors has submitted for approval plans for the east tower of the First Canadian Centre to the Calgary Planning Commission. The new tower will be part of the…
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SOM to Design Manulife – Brion Energy Tower in Calgary
1 Aug 2013
Manulife Real Estate announced on Tuesday, July 30, the development of new SOM-designed office tower in Calgary's downtown core. The 27-story, 564,000-square foot (52,…
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The Bow Celebrates Its Grand Opening in Calgary
6 Jun 2013
After being partially open for a few months, Calgary's tallest building celebrated its official grand opening Tuesday, June 4. At 238 meters (779 feet), the Foster +…

Videos

Best Tall Building Americas: The Bow: Curvature, Sky Gardens & Diagrids
7 Nov 2013 – Jack Matthews, Matthews Southwest

Interview: The Bow
7 Nov 2013 – Jack Matthews, Matthews Southwest

The Bow: Unique Diagrid Structural System for a Sustainable Tall Building
3 Mar 2008 – Barry Charnish & Terry McDonnell, Halcrow Yolles

Research Papers

It’s Not About the Skyline, It’s About the Base Condition
26 Oct 2015 – Global Interchanges: Resurgence of the Skyscraper City

Case Study: The Bow, Calgary
Sep 2013 – CTBUH Journal, 2013 Issue III

Tall Buildings in Numbers: Canada Grows Taller
Dec 2012 – CTBUH Journal, 2012 Issue IV

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Papers Related to Calgary

It’s Not About the Skyline, It’s About the Base Condition
26 Oct 2015 – Global Interchanges: Resurgence of the Skyscraper City; Terri Boake, University of Waterloo
The rapid densification of cities is a fairly recent phenomenon and seems in many cases to be progressing without regard to important already established urban theory…
Case Study: The Bow, Calgary
Sep 2013 – CTBUH Journal, 2013 Issue III; James Barnes, Foster + Partners; Jonathan Hendricks, Yolles
The Bow is the latest and most ambitious high-rise development in the Canadian city of Calgary. The client’s aim was to create a world-class building that would be a…
Tall Buildings in Numbers: Canada Grows Taller
Dec 2012 – CTBUH Journal, 2012 Issue IV; CTBUH Research
Twenty-six buildings taller than 150 meters have been built in Canada since 2005 and it added four buildings taller than 200 meters in 2012, the most ever in a single…
The Bow: Unique Diagrid Structural System for a Sustainable Tall Building
Mar 2008 – CTBUH 2008 8th World Congress, Dubai; Barry Charnish & Terry McDonnell, Halcrow Yolles
The Bow features a distinctive design that not only caters to occupants and surrounding residents, but also reduces energy consumption compared to a conventional tower.

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