Race To The Top: Calgary’s Tallest Buildings & Condos

The Bow

The Bow (Source: Florian Fuchs)

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)

Artist’s rendition of twin towers on the former Calgary Herald building site downtown.  Source

Artist’s rendition of twin towers on the former Calgary Herald building site downtown.

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.

The Guardian (source)

The Guardian (Source)



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.

3 Eau Claire (click to enlarge image)

3 Eau Claire (click to enlarge image)

Can you spot 3 Eau Claire in this rendering?  (click to enlarge image)

Can you spot 3 Eau Claire in this rendering? (click to enlarge image)

Readers at the Skyscraperpage forums having a little fun with the proposed design:

Is the Millennium Falcon to scale? (click to enlarge image)

Is the Millennium Falcon to scale? (click to enlarge image)

2 responses to “Race To The Top: Calgary’s Tallest Buildings & Condos

  1. Pingback: Condo Developments in Pre-Construction | Calgary Real Estate Review

  2. The announcement of Telus Sky earlier this week means a new addition to Calgary’s skyline.

    When complete, Telus Sky will be the third tallest building in Calgary following Brookfield Place (1) and the Bow (2) and will surpass both the Guardian and 3 Eau Claire for tallest residential tower.

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