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Jamieson Place
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Jamieson Place seen from Princes Island Park
General information
Status Complete
Type Office
Location Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Coordinates 51°02′59″N 114°04′06″W / 51.04972°N 114.06833°W / 51.04972; -114.06833Coordinates: 51°02′59″N 114°04′06″W / 51.04972°N 114.06833°W / 51.04972; -114.06833
Construction started January 2007
Opening December 2009
Cost $351-million
Owner British Columbia Investment Management Corporation
Management Bentall Capital
Height
Antenna spire 173 m (568 ft)
Roof 170 m (560 ft)
Technical details
Floor count 38
Floor area 880,000 sq ft (82,000 m2)
Lifts/elevators 17
Design and construction
Architect Gibbs Gage Architects
Developer Bentall LP
Structural engineer Read Jones Christoffersen
Main contractor EllisDon

Jamieson Place is a 880,000-square-foot (82,000 m2) office building in the city's downtown core of Calgary, Alberta, Canada. At the time of its completion in 2009, the 173 m (568 ft) Jamiseson Place was the third tallest office tower in Calgary.

The building's winter garden is home to three hanging glass chandeliers by artist Dale Chihuly.

History

Bentall Capital on behalf of the property owner British Columbia Investment Management Corporation, tasked Gibbs Gage Architects to design a structure at the corner of 2nd Street and 4th Avenue SW. The proposed 38 floor design was inspired by Frank Lloyd Wright and the vernacular landscape of the Canadian Prairies, featuring twin illuminated vertical spires capping the building at 173 m (568 ft). The design included connections to the city's Plus 15 network, and a three-story indoor winter garden. The complex would also include a five level underground parkade with 500 stalls, totaling 240,000 sq ft (22,000 m2).

Groundbreaking for $300-million (equivalent to $351-million in 2017) project occurred in January 2007 and construction completed in December 2009. Following construction Jamieson Place has earned BOMA Platinum status and LEED Gold status.

Jamieson Place was named in honour of Alice Jamieson, a resident of Calgary who in 1914 became the first female appointed to the judiciary in the British Empire.

As of 2020, Skyscraper Center, a project of the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat lists Jamieson place as the 12th tallest building in Calgary and 64th tallest in Canada.

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