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This a list of the tallest buildings in Saint John, New Brunswick.

Saint John is a city on the Fundy coast of New Brunswick and is the first incorporated city in Canada. In Saint John, there are 6 buildings that stand taller than 50 m (164 ft). The tallest building in the city is the 19-storey, 81 m (266 ft) Brunswick Square. This building is tied with Assumption Place in Moncton for tallest building in New Brunswick. However this building is the second largest office building by floor space in all of Atlantic Canada after the Maritime Centre in Halifax. The second-tallest building in the city is Saint John City Hall, standing at 55.2 m (181 ft) tall with 15 storeys.

As of February 2017, the city contains 1 skyscraper over 80 m (262 ft) and 12 high-rise buildings that exceed 30 m (98 ft) in height.

As of July 2018, Irving Oil has begun construction on a new headquarters in Uptown Saint John, next to the imperial theatre. This building will be 11 storeys and 59 m (194 ft) in height, making it the city's second tallest building upon completion. The tallest proposed development that could be under construction soon in Saint John is the Coast Guard Redevelopment project, with three proposed towers all 52 m (171 ft) tall with 12 floors. If constructed, the Coast Guard Redevelopment will be the single largest residential construction project ever undertaken in New Brunswick. As of February 2017 there are no other high-rises under construction, approved for construction, or proposed for construction in Saint John.

Tallest buildings

Uptown Saint John, from Bridge
View from the highway

This list ranks buildings in Saint John that stand at least 30 metres (98 ft) tall, based on CTBUH height measurement standards. This includes spires and architectural details but does not include antenna masts.

Rank Building Height Floors Completed Notes
1 Brunswick Square 80.8 m (265 ft) 19 1976 Largest office building in New Brunswick by floor space (47,476.4 square metres (511,032 sq ft)), as well as the second largest in Atlantic Canada. Tied with Assumption Place in Moncton for the tallest building in New Brunswick.
2 Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception 70.1 metres (230 ft) 1853 Gothic style Catholic cathedral.
3 Saint John City Hall 55.2 m (181 ft) 15 1970 Office building with (15,329 square metres (165,000 sq ft)) of space.
4 Brunswick House 52 m (171 ft) 14 Office building with (9,569 square metres (103,000 sq ft)) of space.
5 Brentwood Tower 51 m (167 ft) 15
6 Admiral Beatty Complex 51 m (167 ft) 8 1925
7 Irving Building 50 m (160 ft) 14 1977
8 Saint John Hilton Hotel 43.2 m (142 ft) 12 1982 Hotel with 192 rooms.
9 Harbourside Senior Citizens Housing Complex 43 m (141 ft) 12
10 Stephenson Tower 41 m (135 ft) 11
11 Harbour Building 37 m (121 ft) 10 Office building.

Tallest under construction and proposed

Proposed building projects for Saint John.
Building Height Floors Completion Status
Irving Oil Headquarters 59 m (194 ft) 11 2018 Under Construction
Coast Guard redevelopment 1 52 m (171 ft) 12 2013 Proposed
Coast Guard redevelopment 2 52 m (171 ft) 12 2013 Proposed
Coast Guard redevelopment 3 52 m (171 ft) 12 2013 Proposed

Other important structures

Saint John City Market during Christmas.

City Market

The Saint John City Market is the oldest continuing farmer's market in Canada, with a charter dating from 1785. Located in Saint John, New Brunswick and completed in 1876, the current market building has a unique roof structure that resembles an inverted ship's keel. Made of wooden trusses, the structure was reportedly built by unemployed ship carpenters of the day. Also, the floor slopes with the natural grade of the land. The architecture is in the Second Empire style.

Some of the businesses in the market have been operating continuously there for more than 100 years. Facing onto Kings Square, the market is connected to the city's indoor pedway system.

The market was designated a National Historic Site of Canada in 1986.

Courtenay Bay Generating Station

The Courtenay Bay Generating Station is a decommissioned oil-fired power plant owned by NB Power. The plant generated 113 megawatts of baseline electricity for the province between 1960 and 2008. In 1998, the plant was considered for conversion to natural gas as the primary fuel source, but this never came to be.

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