Calgary Landmarks – Eighth Avenue Place
- May 31, 2012
- By Cody Battershill
Calgary Landmarks - Eighth Avenue Place
Eighth Avenue Place is located in the heart of Calgary on 8th Avenue SW and 9th Avenue SW and between 4th Street SW and 5th Street SW. Eventually this Calgary landmark will have another shorter tower in addition to the current 49 story tower. The first building contains 1.1 million square feet, and the second will contain about 700,000 square feet, totalling a whopping 1.8 million plus square feet between the two.
Tower 2 of this beautiful and iconic office tower is now under construction (May 2012) and is the first new tower to go up in the last few years. Office vacancy is low and the demand is high for quality office space downtown.
- Two towers
- 1.8 million total square feet
- Design inspired by the Rocky Mountains
- Canada’s First Platinum LEED Tower
Design for the Calgary landmark is innovative, with inspiration from the Rocky Mountains. As you notice in the picture, the contour of the tops of the buildings imitate the shape of the mountains to the west to a certain degree. Such a beautifully designed high-rise will add even more character to the evolving downtown Calgary skyline, while offering much needed office space for companies.
Not only is the complex of stunning architecture, but is also certified by the USA Green Building Council as a LEED Platinum category tower, the first of its kind in Canada. Basically this means the building is pro green surpassing standards for reducing energy consumption in high rise buildings by far.
LEED - Features of Eighth Avenue Place
- State-of-the-art heating system which maintains comfortable thermal temperature while reducing construction and operating costs
- Modern glazing system renders radiators in baseboards useless, creating more space and ridding the complex of an outdated, inefficient heating system standard in most other commercial towers.
- State-of-the-art control and management system to supervise tenant demands and energy consumption
- An air system equipped with intakes to use outside air at appropriate temperatures for circulation.
- Low flow toilets and urinals to reduce water consumption by up to 40%!
- 50% of waste from the previous demolition of old buildings on the lot and excess material used to build has been diverted from local landfills.
- Sealants, paints and adhesives with low rates of heat loss used
- Energy star appliances
- One of the largest green roofs in all of Canada at approximately 30,000 square feet
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More Calgary Landmarks
Next time you are driving downtown Calgary, be sure to look for this Calgary landmark. It is hard to miss, as it is quite distinguishable from other older high-rises surrounding it. There are many Calgary landmarks worth paying a visit to, including these: