The Calgary Tower

Posted by on Saturday, October 22, 2016

The Calgary Tower, built in 1967/1968, stands at 191-metre's tall.

Located in Downtown Calgary, Alberta it was originally called the Husky Tower. The tower was a joint venture between Marathon Realty Company Limited and Husky Oil as part of an urban renewal plan and to celebrate Canada's centennial of 1967.

It cost of $3,500,000 to build and weighs approximately 10,900 tonnes, of which 60% is below ground.

It opened to the public on June 30, 1968 as the tallest structure in Calgary, and the tallest in Canada outside of Toronto. It was renamed the Calgary Tower in 1971.

The building was a founding member of the World Federation of Great Towers.



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