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Wait there's actually a 46 metre threshold for this thread? That's the most random number ever.
Not so much a threshold, just a general approximation, really I would say that the minimum threshold would be 35 metres and 9 floors, but then this thread could be flooded with hundreds of buildings all claiming to be a historic skyscraper.

I thought about using 50 metres as a threshold, but for those "Canadian imperialists", 164 ft isn't exactly the greatest number.
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It happens to be equivalent to 150 feet.
Yeah but how many yards is this? That's what I really wish to know.
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Old Posted Apr 19, 2017, 8:14 PM
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Not so much a threshold, just a general approximation, really I would say that the minimum threshold would be 35 metres and 9 floors, but then this thread could be flooded with hundreds of buildings all claiming to be a historic skyscraper.

I thought about using 50 metres as a threshold, but for those "Canadian imperialists", 164 ft isn't exactly the greatest number.

I like 40m. 40m was the typical height for a 10 storey office building in the early 20th century. But really its all just subjective interpretations and I already regret bringing it up.
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Old Posted Apr 19, 2017, 8:18 PM
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The Home Insurance Building (1884) in Chicago, generally considered by most to be the first skyscraper was 42 metres and 10 floors.
Although, New York's Equitable Life Building (1870) is also considered by some to be the first skyscraper, and that building was 40 metres and 7 floors.
Maybe the first skyscraper's height should be used as the minimum threshold for its early-20th century predecessors.
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1896
The Temple Building 11 floors
Toronto's first official skyscraper!!! I wish we still had it, it had tons of character.
source: http://www.blogto.com


1903-1922
The King Edward Hotel. The first 9 floo section was built in 1903, the 18 floor addition was built in 1922.

[IMG]Le Méridien King Edward by AshtonPal, on Flickr[/IMG]

1906
The Traders Bank Building @ 15 floors.
[IMG]Toronto In Historic Photographs .... 1939 .... Trader's Bank Building .... Toronto, Ontario by Greg's Southern Ontario (catching Up Slowly), on Flickr[/IMG]

1910
The Dynamic Building (Lumsden Building)10 floors. (I wish they would replace the overhang) Possibly Toronto's first loved hated building. Very modern for when it was built. I used to hate it now I love it.
[IMG]The Lumsden Building by Layla Imperatori, on Flickr[/IMG]

1910
The Merchandise Building 12 floors
[IMG]Merchandise Building by canmark, on Flickr[/IMG]

1913
The HNR Building 14 floors
[IMG]The HNR Tower and Hermant Building by Adrian Badaraco, on Flickr[/IMG]

1913
The Canadian Pacific Building 15 floors
[IMG]Canadian Pacific Building .... Toronto, Ontario, Canada by Greg's Southern Ontario (catching Up Slowly), on Flickr[/IMG]

1914
Dominion Bank Building 12 floors
source: https://tayloronhistory.files.wordpress.com


1914
The Royal Bank Building 21 floors
[IMG]8 King Street East - 7AM by Tom Baker. (tombaker.photography), on Flickr[/IMG]

1917
The Bank of Montreal Building 13 floors.
[IMG]302 Bay Street, Toronto by Steven Ballegeer, on Flickr[/IMG]

1920
Tower Automotive Building 10 floors
[IMG]20130420_140157 by Albert C, on Flickr[/IMG]

1922
General Accident Insurance Company 11 floors
I can't find a smaller image so here is a link to one.
http://heritage.aviva.com/library/me...or_1910-20.jpg

1923
The Federal Building 11 floors of ugly.
posted on: http://www.oxfordproperties.com


1924
The Manulife Headquarters Building 12 floors.
[IMG]Manulife Financial Building / Manufacturers Life Insurance Co. .... 200 Bloor Street East .... Toronto, Ontario by Greg's Southern Ontario (catching Up Slowly), on Flickr[/IMG]

1924
The Victoria Tower (Formerly The Metropolitan Building) 21 floors
posted on: https://c1.staticflickr.com


1925
The Whitney Block 16 floors
[IMG]2030 Toronto - Whitney Block Building by Kevin Hogan, on Flickr[/IMG]

1925
the Northern Ontario Building 16 floors
posted on: https://c1.staticflickr.com


1927
The Tower Building 10 floors
posted by: https://tayloronhistory.files.wordpress.com


1928
The Sterling Tower 21 floors
[IMG]Sterling Tower .... Toronto, Ontario by Greg's Southern Ontario (catching Up Slowly), on Flickr[/IMG]

1928
350 Bay Street 13 floors
posted by: http://www.torontoofficespace.net


1928
The Concourse Building 16 floors
source:https://losttoronto2.files.wordpress.com


1929
The Jackman Humanities Building (Medical Arts Building) 10 floors
[IMG]University of Toronto by canmark, on Flickr[/IMG]

1929
The Commodore Building 10 floors
posted on: https://upload.wikimedia.org


1929
Prudential House 16 floors
[IMG]Prudential House (Office Building) .... Toronto, Ontario, Canada by Greg's Southern Ontario (catching Up Slowly), on Flickr[/IMG]

1929
The Royal York Hotel 28 floors
Tallest in the the British Empire when completed.
[IMG]Fairmont Royal York Hotel by Dan Iggers, on Flickr[/IMG]

1930
The Balfour Building 12 floors
[IMG]Balfour Building by superdubey, on Flickr[/IMG]

1930
The Ramada 10 floors
posted on: https://media-cdn.tripadvisor.com


1930
Canada Permanent Building 18 floors
[IMG]Canada Permanent Trust Building by Jeff Hitchcock, on Flickr[/IMG]

1931
Canada Life Building 15 floors
[IMG]Canada Life building by Niharb, on Flickr[/IMG]

1931 Commerce Court North 34 floors
[IMG]Commerce Court North - Observation Deck Detail by @ThetaState, on Flickr[/IMG]
[IMG]1930's Gothic Toronto by @ThetaState, on Flickr[/IMG]

1935
Princess Margaret Hospital 17 floors
[IMG]TORONTO 2007 - PRINCESS MARGARET HOSPITAL by ettml, on Flickr[/IMG]

1935
Park Hyatt South 17 floors
source: Emporis.com


1937
Victory Building 20 floors
source: http://farm4.static.flickr.com


1951
Bank of Nova Scotia 27 floors
[IMG]Bank of Nova Scotia by ginger@24winks, on Flickr[/IMG]
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Old Posted Apr 19, 2017, 9:27 PM
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The Dynamic Building is...interesting.
Is the Tower Automotive Building still abandoned? I looks like it was quite a nice building but has been left abandoned for a long time, something like you might see in a declining US city.

Would you guys consider rooftop mechanical floors to be part of the official building height? The height of Winnipeg's early skyscrapers are all 2-7 metres taller than I quoted if they are. I'm asking because they don't have street-level presence (i.e. one looking up from the street would not see these small, ~100 sq ft floors).
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^^ Awesome Toronto list -- although Commerce Court North opened in 1931.
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The Dynamic Building is...interesting.
Is the Tower Automotive Building still abandoned? I looks like it was quite a nice building but has been left abandoned for a long time, something like you might see in a declining US city.

It's being refurbished as the new home of the Museum of Contemporary Art, set to open later this year.
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A couple more for Vancouver:

The Seymour Building (1920) - 11 floors


https://www.instagram.com/p/BRkFAxGguTJ/

https://www.instagram.com/p/BM2HC_plZpf/




The Hotel Georgia (1927) - 12 floors


https://www.instagram.com/p/BPig4nqB_Uf/

https://www.instagram.com/p/BPVxwHdDDQ5/
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^^ Awesome Toronto list -- although Commerce Court North opened in 1931.

Fixed it! I also added the Dominion Bank Building (1 King West)
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Some old Montreal 'skyscrapers'. All are still standing.

Windsor Station's tower, 1889 - 38mn 8 floors



New York Life Insurance Building, 1889 - 50m 8 floors



Canada Life Building, 1895 - 40m 8 floors
The first Canadian highrise construction to be built with a steel frame


Sovereign Bank Building, 1905 - 40m 10 floors
The first skyscraper in Montreal to reach the 10 floor mark


Linton Apartments, 1908 - 38m 10 floors
Canada's first highrise apartment building and the tallest in the country until 1928


Windsor Station office tower, 1916 - 67m 15 floors
The tallest building in Montreal until 1928.


The University Tower, 1930 - 60m 17 floors
First skyscraper in montreal built with concrete frame. Is in lamentable shape today
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A few from Halifax. The city was barely growing in the early 20th century so it doesn't have a lot from that period.

Dominion Public Building. 53 m, 13 floors, 1935.

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Bethune Building. 12 floors, built circa 1930.

(Google 3D)

This building, originally Nova Scotia Furnishings, is a proto-skyscraper, a building with a steel structural frame from 1894.

http://halifaxbloggers.ca/builthalif...a-furnishings/

The Moirs factory was also 10 floors. Probably built in the 1910's or 20's.

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Since there are not a lot of Québec city forumers here, I'll take the lead on Québec's early skyscrapers (40 m. and more only)

LE CHÂTEAU FRONTENAC (1892-1924)
This building was built in 4 steps (or wings / ailes).
See it on Street View here

Château Frontenac by Ricardo Beck, sur Flickr
1. Aile Riverview (1892-1893)
Height: 40 m.
Floors: 8
Architect(s): Bruce Price

2. Aile Citadelle (1899)
Height: 46 m.
Floors: 10
Architect(s): Bruce Price

3. Aile Mont-Carmel (1908-1909)
Height: 57 m.
Floors: 10
Architect(s): W.S. Painter

4. Aile Saint-Louis and Central Tower (1920-1924)
Height: 79,9 m.
Floors: 17
Architect(s): the brothers Edward and William Sutherland Maxwell

ÉDIFICE DOMINION (1912)
Height: 41 m.
Floors: 9
Architect(s): René-P. Lemay
Structure: steel
See it on Street View here

By Davidivivid on Flickr


LE CHÂTEAU SAINT-LOUIS (1925)
Height: 43 m.
Floors: 11
Architect(s): Harold Fetherstonaugh
Structure: steel
See it on Street View here

(Ville de Québec)


USINE DAISHOWA (1927)
Height: 65 m.
Floors: 11
Architect(s): Geo. F. Hardy
See it on Street View here

Dame Daishowa by La Marino, sur Flickr


LE CLARIDGE (1928)
Height: 40 m.
Floors: 10
Architect(s): Robitaille et Desmeules, architectes
Structure: steel
See it on Street View here

Le Claridge by Gerard Donnelly, sur Flickr


ÉDIFICE PRICE (1929-1930)
Height: 82 m.
Floors: 18
Architect(s): Ross and Macdonald
Structure: steel
See it on Street View here

Strolling Quebec by __ LorenzMao __, sur Flickr

Édifice Price by camerio, sur Flickr


HÔTEL-DIEU DE QUÉBEC, PAVILLON RICHELIEU (1930-1931)
Height: 41 m.
Floors: 9
Architect(s): I didn't find it
See it on Street View here

Hôtel-Dieu de Québec by Pierre-Olivier Fortin, sur Flickr

ÉDIFICE "D" (1931)
Height: 44 m.
Floors: 8
Architect(s): Auger, Beaulé et Morissette, architectes
See it on Street View here

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ÉDIFICE ANDRÉ-LAURENDEAU (1934-1936)
Height: 59 m.
Floors: 11
Architect(s): Lacroix, Drouin et Bergeron, architectes
See it on Street View here

Répertoire du patrimoine culturel du Québec
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I LOVE the Price building in Quebec city. Truly one of the best in the country.
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Me as well. Is it really 18 floors though? I can only count 16.
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I LOVE the Price building in Quebec city. Truly one of the best in the country.
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Me as well. Is it really 18 floors though? I can only count 16.
It's my favourite (proportion-wise) too.
As for the floors, here's the explanation from wikipedia :
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Of its 18 floors, 15 are used as corporate space, two constitute the Premier's suite, and on top is a mechanical floor. This leads to conflicting numbers quoted for its floors (16, 17 and 18 have been variously reported), compounded by the fact the retrofitted extra floors are not visible from outside the building.Two elevators, one of which is used as a freight elevator, provide access to all floors.
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17 it is then .

That and Commerce Court North are my favorite deco towers in Canada. We didn't get enough buildings with those proportions unfortunately.
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17 it is then .
That and Commerce Court North are my favorite deco towers in Canada. We didn't get enough buildings with those proportions unfortunately.
You're right, 17 it is ! We should change this on wiki.

Of course, Commerce Court North is stunning, and I would add the Whitney Block tower to the list too.
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I LOVE the Price building in Quebec city. Truly one of the best in the country.
I wish Winnipeg had just one building like the Price Building or the Pigott Building in Hamilton. The closest we have is the Federal Building (1936), which stands 48 metres tall with 11 floors. A beautiful, 17 floor, art deco Richardson Building was meant to rise at Portage and Main, but the Depression cancelled those plans.

At least we have a fairly impressive stock of pre-WW1 10 and 12 story skyscrapers from our boom era.
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Beautiful and impressive Quebec collection.
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