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Old Posted Jul 21, 2008, 3:37 PM
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MONTREAL | Tour de la Bourse | 625 FT / 190 M | 47 FLOORS | 1963

Designed by Italian architects Luigi Moretti and Pier Luigi Nervi, Tour de la Bourse (Stock exchange tower) was finished in 1963. At the time it was Canada's tallest skyscraper, the world's 20th tallest skyscraper and the tallest one in the world outside of the USA. The original plan was a set of three towers identical to this one but the plan never came through, unfortunately.

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The tower itself is considered by many to be a masterpiece of the International style of skyscraper design. Its façade, fully renovated in 1995, features a bronze-tinted anodized aluminium curtain wall, forming a strong contrast with the slightly slanted pre-cast concrete columns at the four corners, giving the whole a subtly convex aspect. It is divided into three roughly equal blocks by mechanical floors whose corners are recessed in an octagonal shape, creating small open-air interstices behind the columns at these levels. One couple of Peregrine Falcons has been nesting inside the 32nd floor recess since 1984.

This 190 m (623 ft), 47-story building was the world's tallest reinforced concrete tower until the completion of Lake Point Tower in Chicago in 1968, and the tallest building in Canada until the completion of Toronto's Toronto-Dominion Centre in 1967.






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The buildings is also notable because it was the target of a terrorist bombing On February 13, 1969. the Front de libération du Québec set off a bomb at the Stock Exchange, the blast injured 27 people.

The tower is currently Canada's 12th tallest building, North America's 200th tallest building and the world's 529th tallest.
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One of my favourite buildings in Canada. Montreal has such great structures for it's tallest buildings.

Someone's got to have a photo of it with the great metro entrance.
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It's my favorite skyscraper in Montreal. It is fairly imposing at night, with the white corners subtly lit.
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Wow cool look at those Peregrine Falcons just sitting there. Ive only seen them a few times while birding over the years and your pretty lucky to have one nesting outside your office window lol. Im guessing thats your office but if not oh well.
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Amazing! This building is so elegant!
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At the beginning, they were supposed to build three identical towers.

I think that it's better to have finally just one. Unfortunately, and ugly building (an hotel) have been built at the other end of the podium.

That's a building that I know well because I worked there for many years. The hall is nice and the spiral stair inside with it's huge glass lamp deserves a look.
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An oldie but a goodie. Built back when Montreal was THE place to be (still is, on some counts).
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I love this building at night!

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hi
i m writing you wondering if there is anybody who knows something more about the detail of the corner column.
i m analyzing it in order to make a model of it and some drawings...
please help me if you can, i would be very thankful.
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This one aged very well, I was aware it was built in the 60s but it always had a bit of an 80s look to it. It's got some nice bulk to it.
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I'm amazed how modern it looks for a building from the 60's... as rls said, it looks like its from the 80's. very forward thinking
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Tour de la Bourse in Minecraft I'm making! It's not perfect or done, but it's getting there...
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Good one. You can see holes for winds as well
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