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Montreal Biosphère

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Identification

Montreal Biosphère
280270

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Structure in General

high-rise building
existing [completed]
modernism

Usages

museum

Facts

  • The structure was the United States pavilion for the 1967 World Exhibition - Expo 67.
  • In 1995 the structure was refurbished to house the Environment Canada museum.
  • The structure is located in Parc Jean Drapeau on Ile Sainte-Hélène in Montreal.
  • The original structure was a sphere of steel and acrylic cells, 76 meters (250 feet) in diameter and 62 meters (200 feet) in height.
  • A fire burnt away the building's acrylic bubble in 1976, but the steel latticework remained.

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Location

160 Chemin Du Tour-de-l'Isle
160 Chemin Du Tour-de-l'Isle
H3C 4G8
Ville-Marie
Montréal
Québec
Canada

Technical Data

200.00 ft
1967

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Features & Amenities

  • One of the city's famous buildings
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