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Royal Bank Plaza

Identification

Royal Bank Plaza
RBC Plaza
office complex
106451

Map

Facts

  • The two Royal Bank Plaza towers are connected by a 39-meter (130 foot) tall glass Banking Hall.
  • All 14,000 windows of the towers are coated with a layer of 24-karat gold (2,500 ounces or 70,875 grams), worth about $70 per window. The total amount of gold used in the windows is just over $1,000,000.
  • Not only does this gold give the buildings a particular look (especially in sunlight), it also reduces heating bills, as gold is an excellent insulator. The manufacturing process for the glass has made the gold non-recoverable.

Location

Toronto
Ontario
Canada

Involved Companies

WZMH Architects

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# Building Height Floors Building type Year Status
1 lookingup-as-seen-from-union-station Royal Bank Plaza, South Tower 591 ft 40 skyscraper 1979
2 exterior-royal-bank-plaza-north Royal Bank Plaza, North Tower 367 ft 26 skyscraper 1976
existing
under construction
planned
unbuilt
demolished
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