Structure in general
- Tallest building in Canada west of Toronto.
- Building named after the river that runs beside Calgary's downtown.
- As of 2006, the largest North American development ever for Foster, the design architect.
- Canada's first trussed-tube skyscraper similar to John Hancock Center and One Maritime Plaza.
- Of the 59 floors, there are 53 office floors including 3 with sky gardens, 2 retail, and 4 mechanical levels.
- The shape and position of the tower allows for views, maximum sunshine, and also deals effectively with summer and winter wind patterns.
- The advanced design uses glass and steel engineering that makes the building 30% lighter than any its size.
- The EnCana headquarters provides space for 3,200 employees, once housed in five buildings.
- A typical floor is approximately 32,000 square feet.
- Retail and cultural space is 200,000 square feet.
- The steel-framed structure is crescent-shaped.
- Canada's second largest building in floor space after First Canadian Place in downtown Toronto.
- The building site area is 190,000 square feet and covers most of one full city block in the two block complex, which also includes a 7-story building and an extensive park-like plaza.
- Three floors, approximately 17 floors apart, will feature sky gardens - indoor park-like levels with trees and vegetation - with seating and meeting spaces serviced by express elevators.
- Total cost for the project, on announcement day, was estimated to be between $850 million and $1 billion.
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Interior designer, Facade supplier, Glass supplier, Developer, Elevator consultant, Construction management, Environmental consultant, Structural engineering, Landscape architect, Master plan architect, Wind surveyor
Features & Amenities
- Bicycle storage is available