The Bow has held the title of Calgary’s tallest building since 2010 when it surpassed the nearby west tower of the Suncor Energy Centre that had been the city’s tallest structure since 1984.
That record will be be short-lived as City Council unanimously approved zoning for a twin-skyscraper project by Brookfield Office Properties.
The tallest of the 2 planned skyscrapers, a 56 storey building located where the Calgary Herald’s former building is being demolished, will stand 11M taller than The Bow when completed. (Source)
Meanwhile, one of The Guardian’s claims to fame was being “the tallest residential tower in Calgary.” The 44-storey tower is currently still under construction, located just west of the 34-storey Arriva condo building on 12 Ave & Olympic Way.
3 Eau Claire
However, The Guardian might not have a chance to hold the title for long with the announcement of 3 Eau Claire. The two towers of 3 Eau Claire will reach 48 stories into the Calgary sky and be the tallest residence in Alberta. Residences will be available from the 14th to 46th floors while commercial offices will be located on the 3rd to 12th floors – to be occupied by Shaw.
The towers are connected by a spectacular four-storey glass atrium spanning the 37th to 41st floors for a remarkably unique addition to the Calgary skyline.
Readers at the Skyscraperpage forums having a little fun with the proposed design: