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Legislature Annex Building

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Identification

Legislature Annex Building
Legislative Annex, AGT (Alberta Government Telephones) Building
177436

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Structure in General

high-rise building
existing [completed]
aluminum
glass
curtain wall
black white light gray aqua
international style
flat roof with 1 box

Usages

governmental office

Facts

  • Once slated to have its dated exterior refinished in gold glass, the project was cancelled by government cutbacks.
  • Only six floors when originally built, this building houses offices of legislature members and staff.
  • Leader of the now defunct CCF party, Elmer E. Roper dubbed the building the "Green Monster" upon opening in 1953. He bitterly complained it ruined the view of the legislative grounds with words such as "eyesore" and "architectural monstrosity".
  • The top six floors were added from 1963 to 1964 at an additional cost of $2 million. The foundation was designed to handle the addition.
  • Originally built by and for Alberta Government Telephones, the building was sold to the province in 1966 when the company outgrew even the six floor addition.
  • Was one of Edmonton's first examples of International Style curtainwall glass structures at time of completion.

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Location

9718 107 Street NW
9718 107 Street NW
T5K 1E4
Edmonton
Alberta
Canada

Technical Data

172.90 ft
12
2
1951
1953
1964
$1,816,557

Involved Companies

Rule, Wynn, Rule
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