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Manulife Place
Manulife Place Edmonton.JPG
Manulife Place in May 2016
General information
Status Complete
Type Office, Retail
Address 10180 101 Street NW
Edmonton, Alberta
T5J 3S4
Coordinates 53°32′33″N 113°29′41″W / 53.54250°N 113.49472°W / 53.54250; -113.49472Coordinates: 53°32′33″N 113°29′41″W / 53.54250°N 113.49472°W / 53.54250; -113.49472
Construction started 1981
Completed 1983
Cost CA$100 million
($224 million in 2017 dollars2017)
Roof 146.36 m (480.2 ft)
Technical details
Floor count 36
Design and construction
Architect Clifford Lawrie Bolton Ritchie Architects, Lawrie, Bolton, Ritchie Architects
Structural engineer Read Jones Christoffersen Ltd.
Main contractor PCL Constructors, Inc.

Manulife Place is a highrise office building and shopping mall in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. It was completed in 1983 and designed by Clifford Lawrie Bolton Ritchie Architects. It is located at the corner of 102 Avenue and 101 Street in Downtown Edmonton. Naming rights of the complex are held by insurer Manulife.

The two level shopping concourse has 22 stores and 3 restaurants. Manulife Place is connected by the Edmonton Pedway to Edmonton City Centre and Commerce Place.

At 146 meters (479 ft) tall, with 36 floors, it was the tallest building in Edmonton from 1983 until 2011. In 2011 it was overtaken by Epcor Tower at 149.4 meters (490 ft).

History of the site

The location of Manulife Place was formerly the home of the King Edward Hotel which stood on the site from 1904 to 1980, before being destroyed by fire.

Manulife Place was constructed by the local general contractor PCL Construction, with another local contractor, C. W. Carry manufacturing and erecting the structural steel.

Luxury department chain Holt Renfrew had a 30,000 square foot store at Manulife Place from 1982 until January 11, 2020, as the Louis Vuitton concession inside the store had departed for West Edmonton Mall, and as the Holt Renfrew chain decided to focus on larger stores with 130,000 square feet or more.

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