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Old Posted Sep 16, 2008, 11:15 PM
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MONTREAL | 1000 Rue de la Gauchetiere | 673 FT / 205 M | 51 FLOORS | 1992

This is Montreal's tallest building. It rises to the maximum height allowed by the city.

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The (Le) 1000 de La Gauchetière is a skyscraper in the Canadian city of Montreal and the tallest building in the province of Quebec. It is named for its address at 1000 De la Gauchetière Street West in the city's downtown. It rises to the maximum height approved by the city (the elevation of Mount Royal) at 205 m (673 ft) and 51 floors. A popular feature of this building is its atrium which holds a large skating rink.
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Inside, the structural core is of concrete, with steel making up the rest of the floorplates. It is serviced by 22 elevators, and its recessed corners allow up to twelve corner offices per floor. In addition to its office space and shopping areas, it includes a full-size indoor skating rink, a physical fitness center, a major bus terminal (the Downtown Terminus) serving RTL city and commuter buses to Longueuil, Brossard and other South Shore communities, and links to other underground city buildings, Central Station and the Bonaventure metro station.
This building is the 8th tallest in Canada!


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Old Posted Sep 19, 2008, 5:49 AM
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Completely agree. The people who built this should be castrated and not allowed to pollute the human gene pool any further. :-P
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I really don't like the top, nor the bottom. Hopefully Montréal will get a new tallest soon.
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1000 de La Gauchetière, Montréal

The general design is not that bad, seen from far (Mount-Royal lookout or Champlain Bridge).

But the building itself is brutal, without any interesting architectural detail (the small domes at each corner are supposed to recall the nearby cathedral's dome.....).

I would say that the rear wall, on St-Antoine street, is interesting, given that you forget what stands above.

Fortunately, Montréal has nices buildings too, such as the 1250 René-Lévesque, built at the same time, and about as tall.
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A gorgeous skyscraper!

Beautiful example of postmodern architecture. I love it!
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I'm uneasy about this one. Not the best looking pomo skyscraper, while not terrible, its got its flaws.
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It's a good example of post modern, but I've never found that style very pleasing. In a city that has so much stunning architecture, buildings that fall short of the high standard Montreal has historically set stand out like a sore thumb. Montreal should insist on a uniformly high standard or risk losing it's trump card: physical beauty. I'm not sure about this one.
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Why does MTL have a hight limit?

I don't mind this one.
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Why does MTL have a hight limit?
To protect views of Mont Royal. No building is permitted to be taller than it. This building is the upper most limit presently allowed.
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I've always wondered what the outside perception of the 1000 was, no I know. lol

Personally, I like it. Its not the prettiest looking building, but I find it imposing, which I like.
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Go figure, I like this one! Kinda reminds me of Fountain Place of Dallas.
When I was taking the train into Montreal in 2001, that skyscraper is the one who reached out and grabbed my attention. I was like "Whoa, coolness!" and was suddenly glad of my several hour long layover in town before catching my next train home. Too bad I had no film for my camera
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This building sould also be called "Pinte de Lait" or Pint of Milk
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Mont-Royal

How high is Mont-Royal?
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This building sould also be called "Pint of milk"
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How high is Mount-Royal?
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It's funny. Because it is so far down slope compared to some other buildings, this never actually feels like it's the tallest in Montréal unless you are right underneath it. 1250 René-Lévesque always looks taller to me from a distance.
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^True. Also, I've never met a commoner (non-SSP, non-skyscraper fan) who knew this was the city's tallest. Either people think its PVM, or they don't know and don't care.
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This building is the 8th tallest in Canada!
Funny how this was true back when you posted this in '08, and now le 1000 is Canada's 11th tallest. Booted out of the top 10.

What's worst, is that with TO's (and Calgary's) building boom, le 1000 will only be the 17th tallest in 2-3 years!
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