|500 Centre Street SE|
Calgary AB Canada
|Floor Area||157,935 m²|
| - office|
| - garden|
| - retail|
| - highrise|
| - atrium|
| - modern|
| - structural expressionism|
| - glass|
| - steel|
| - concrete, reinforced|
| ||Heights|| ||Value||Source / Comments|| |
|Roof||774 ft||City of Calgary|
• Architects: Foster & Partners, Zeidler Partnership Architects.
• Constructors: Matthews Southwest (Canada), Ledcor Construction, Halcrow Yolles, Gensler, Gustafson Guthrie Nichol Ltd., Sturgess Architecture, Transsolar KlimaEngineering.
• Once built, it will be the tallest building in Canada outside of Toronto.
• Building named after the river that runs beside Calgary's downtown.
• As of 2006, the largest North American development ever for Foster, the design architect.
• Canada's first trussed-tube skyscraper similar to John Hancock Center and One Maritime Plaza.
• The advanced design, that makes the building 30% lighter than any its size, uses glass and steel engineering, a steel-framed structure crescent-shaped, and a position which allows maximum sunshine, and also deals effectively with summer and winter wind patterns.
• The EnCana headquarters provides space for 3,200 employees, once housed in five buildings.
- Typical floor: ~ 32000 ft².
- Retail and cultural space: 200000 ft².
• Canada's second largest building in floor space after First Bank Tower in downtown Toronto.
• Site of 190,000ft² and covers most of one full city block in the two block complex, which also includes a 7-story building and an extensive park-like plaza.
• Three floors, approximately 17 floors apart, will feature sky gardens, indoor park-like levels with trees and vegetation, with seating and meeting spaces serviced by express elevators.
• On announcement day, the Total cost was estimated to be between $850 million and $1 billion.
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