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Eighth Avenue Place
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Eighth Avenue Place in 2017
General information
Status Complete
Type Office
Location Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Coordinates 51°02′44″N 114°04′22″W / 51.045522°N 114.07289°W / 51.045522; -114.07289Coordinates: 51°02′44″N 114°04′22″W / 51.045522°N 114.07289°W / 51.045522; -114.07289
Construction started 2008
Completed East tower April 11, 2011, West tower 2014
Owner AIMCo, Ivanhoe Cambridge, Matco
Height
Roof 212 m (East), 177 m (West)
Top floor 51 rooftop (East), 41 rooftop (West)
Technical details
Floor count 49 floors (East), 40 (West)
Floor area 1,850,000 sq ft (172,000 m2)
Lifts/elevators 21 elevators (East), 16 elevators (West), 4 parkade elevators
Design and construction
Architect Pickard Chilton, Gibbs Gage Architects, Kendall Heaton Associates
Developer Hines
Main contractor EllisDon

Eighth Avenue Place is a 1,850,000 sq ft (172,000 m2) twin-tower building complex located in downtown Calgary, Alberta, Canada. The complex includes a 49-storey 212 m (696 ft) East tower, 40-storey 177 m (581 ft) West office tower, and a three-storey indoor urban park.

The complex is housed on the site of the former Penny Lane Mall, originally intending to keep the historic name as "Penny Lane Towers", the project has since been renamed.

Construction

Demolition of the old mall was completed in September 2007. Excavation of the parkade below the building commenced in December 2007 and construction of the 49-storey east tower, and the parkade begun in Summer 2008. Eighth Avenue Place East was completed in 2011 and is currently the fifth-tallest building in Calgary. Eighth Avenue Place West was completed later in 2014.

Design

The structures, designed by Gibbs Gage Architects to have a Rocky Mountain theme, with a western facing pale-green glass wall mimicking mountain waters and glaciers. The remainder of the building adopts a dark gray-layered appearance representing the shifting tectonic plates that built the mountains. The complex connects to the Plus 15 skywalk system, and contains a six-level underground parkade with 1,141 parking stalls. The buildings also feature landscaped terraces and plazas, a 30,000 sq ft (2,800 m2) green roof, and an atrium winter garden.

Eighth Avenue Place would win the 2018 BOMA Canada Earth Award for excellence in resource preservation and environmentally sound commercial building management for the Office Building class.

Sustainability

Eighth Avenue Place has been certified LEED Platinum for Core and Shell.

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