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Stade Olympique et La Tour de Montréal

4141 avenue Pierre de Coubertin
Montreal QC Canada

Construction Dates
Floor Count23
Basement Floors1
Floor Area108,825 m²
Building Uses
 - sports
 - observation
 - office
 - parking garage
 - restaurant
 - retail
Structural Types
 - tower
 - dome
 - highrise
 - stadium
Architectural Style
 - modern
 - futurism
 - steel
 - concrete, reinforced
 - fabric

 Heights ValueSource / Comments 
Roof575 ft
Observation deck545 ftStructurae.de
Concrete section302 ftOfficial Website
Lower portion of the Tower
Steel section253 ftOfficial Website
Upper portion of the Tower
Height of stadium213 ftOfficial Website
From the inside of the Stadium
Ground0 ft
Sea level-71 ftCalculations

• Architect: Roger Taillibert.
• Structural Engineering: SNC Lavalin Inc.

• World's tallest stadium, world's tallest leaning tower.

• Costs at completion as of October 1998: $991 Million Canadian.

• Parking Spaces: 3,718.

• This building was build for Montreal's Summer Olympics in 1976, but wasn't fully completed until 1987.

• In 1998 the stadium's retractable roof was replaced with a non-retractable roof due to complications with wind.

• Stadium seats 55,389 people.

• Home of the Montréal Expo's, Montréals baseball team.

• In clear weather, you can have a 80km view from the Observation Deck (which has 3 floors).

• In 1991,a 55 Ton concrete beam fell and crashed on the walkway, forcing the tower to be closed. The Expos played the remainder of their home games on the road.

• Member of "World Federation of Great Towers".

• The cable car:
- Is 2 stories tall.
- Weighs 13.5T (when empty).
- Can accomodate 76 passengers (Top deck 42, Bottom deck 34).
- Moves 2.8m/sec (2 minutes to top).
- does 79 daily runs in peak season and 49 in off season.
- Is 4.5M wide, 6.0M deep and 4.5M high.
- Has a gyroscopic leveling system to keep it horizontal while moving up and down the tower.
- Has 600m of 37mm cable.
- Runs along 266m of track.

• Dimensions
perimeter of stadium: 861 m
length of stadium: 292 m
width of stadium, excluding tower: 268 m
Source: official website

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Roger Taillibert - Architect

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