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Epcor Tower

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Status  Complete
Completed  2011
Height  149 m
Construction started  2008
Province  Alberta
Type  Office, retail
Antenna spire  149.345 m (489.98 ft)
Floors  28
Opened  2011
Main contractor  Ledcor Group of Companies
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Location  10423 101 St NW Edmonton, Alberta Canada
Cost  C$250 million ($265 million in 2017 dollars)
Similar  Manulife Place, Bell Tower, Station Lands, CN Tower, Edmonton City Hall

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Epcor Tower is an office tower in downtown Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. The tower is capped by two spires that are capped with four flagpoles each. When the spires are taken into account, it is the tallest building in Edmonton. Epcor Tower is the first building in the Station Lands project.

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History

Development of the tower started in May 2007 when EPCOR Utilities began seeking proposals from developers to lease 260,000 square feet (24,000 m2) of office space for their 1,100 employees in downtown Edmonton.

It was announced on December 7, 2007, that the company had chosen Qualico to provide the space with the construction of new office tower on the Station Lands site by the CN Tower. Epcor entered into a 20-year lease to become the anchor tenant of the tower with an option for a 15-year renewal. The structure was certified to a silver standard or higher under the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) program. LEED certification is a widely used standard for reducing energy, water and other resources in buildings. With the completion of the building, Edmonton saw its first new office tower in 17 years. Due to the nature of the anchor tenant, the building has been nicknamed the "Power Tower".

Construction of the tower began in spring 2008 and was completed in 2011.

In April 2008, Edmonton City Council approved $45 million in funding to immediately build a 180-metre underground portion of the future Metro LRT line beneath the tower's underground parkade, at the same time as the building's construction. The coordinated construction effort saved the City of Edmonton approximately $140 million. The remaining construction of the Metro Line resumed in 2012, with the line opening in September 2015.

Also in April 2008, Qualico announced plans to bid on the right to host a new Canadian national portrait gallery in the new building. However, the federal government scrapped the plan later in the year.

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Epcor Tower Wikipedia


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