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Brookfield Place
Brookfield Place, Calgary, Alberta 2017.jpg
Brookfield Place from the south in July 2017
General information
Type Office
Location 225 6 Avenue SW, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Coordinates 51°02′49″N 114°03′58″W / 51.0470°N 114.0661°W / 51.0470; -114.0661
Groundbreaking October 29, 2013
Opened 2017
Owner Brookfield Properties
Height
Roof 247 m (810 ft) (East)
Technical details
Floor count 56 (East)
Floor area 130,000 square metres (1.4 million square feet)
Design and construction
Architect Arney Fender Katsalidis;
Dialog
Developer Brookfield Properties
Structural engineer Entuitive

Brookfield Place is a commercial development complex located in downtown Calgary, Alberta, Canada. The complex is home to Brookfield Place East, a 56-storey 247 m (810 ft) office tower, which upon its completion in 2017, became the tallest building in Calgary, exceeding The Bow.

The commercial complex between 1st and 2nd Streets and 6th and 7th Avenues SW in downtown Calgary, was originally imagined as a full-block development with a 56-storey East and 41-storey West office tower, the project has since been scaled back with groundbreaking indefinitely delayed for the West tower.

Construction

The Brookfield Place complex was designed by London and Toronto-based architecture firm Arney Fender Katsalidis. The delivery architect was Calgary based Dialog. The original name for the site was "225 Sixth", which was later changed to Brookfield Place. The design would feature a three-storey, 50,000 square foot transparent glass pavilion connected to the City's Plus 15 pedway system, a winter garden, and numerous sustainable design features such as storm-water management and auto sharing, car pooling and electric plug-in parking facilities.

Groundbreaking for the complex took place on October 29, 2013, which was attended by Calgary Mayor Naheed Nenshi. On May 11, 2016, Brookfield Place East reached 247 metres, exceeding The Bow and becoming the tallest building in Calgary.

Brookfield Place Calgary nearing completion, Feb 2017
Brookfield Place nearing completion in Feb. 2017

The development is constructed to LEED Gold standard for Core and Shell. Commuters have direct access to the Plus 15 skywalk system and the CTrain LRT system on 7th Avenue.

Glass window failures

In October 2017 Brookfield Place East experienced two separate window failures, the first occurring on October 15 when high wind caused window-washing equipment to strike the northeast facade causing a panel from the 51st floor to break. The second incident on October 29 saw a panel from the 23rd floor break, causing shards of glass to fall on the street below.

Tenants

Following the announcement of the Brookfield Place complex, Canadian oil and gas company Cenovus announced an agreement to be the anchor tenant for the new Brookfield Place East in July 2013.

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