March 1, 2024

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Montreal’s new giants

Montreal's new giants

Cranes pierce the skies below this fall, threatening a recession that will cripple construction sites. For the first time since the early 1990s, five towers of nearly 200 meters will rise simultaneously. Press We were lucky enough to rise to the top of three state-of-the-art structures.

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Martin Tremblay

Martin Tremblay
Press

Andre Dubuque

Andre Dubuque
Press

700, Saint-Jacques/Victoria in the Park

Photo by Martin Tremblay, The Press

With so many constructions in progress, Montreal’s profile will change irreparably.

The result of the work of architects IBI and BLTA, the hybrid building, consisting of residences and offices, pierces Montreal’s skyline. Currently its construction is complete and the finishing phase has started. The 58-storey condominium tower with a total leasable area of ​​32,500 square meters sits on a 10-storey office podium.

Lives in upper Montreal

  • With its unique architectural signature, Broccoli's tower is a continuation of his previous ambitious projects such as L'Avenue and 628, Saint-Jacques.  430 million worth of investment in 2019.

    Photo by Martin Tremblay, The Press

    With its unique architectural signature, Broccoli’s tower is a continuation of his previous ambitious projects such as L’Avenue and 628, Saint-Jacques. 430 million worth of investment in 2019.

  • The tower ends at the 58th floor with a mechanical room.  The residential portion is concentrated from the 10th floor to the 57th floor.

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    The tower ends at 58e Floor with mechanical room. Residential portion is centered from 10e Floor at 57e stage

  • Delivery of the condominiums will begin at the end of the year with units ranging from 10 to 30 floors.  A second phase of 31 to 49 floors is scheduled for March 2023, and the final phase will open next summer.

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    Delivery of the condominiums will begin at the end of the year with units ranging from 10 to 30 floors. A second phase of 31 to 49 floors is scheduled for March 2023, and the final phase will open next summer.

  • Michael Drouin-Carmaccio, tinsmith, and Chantal Labours, working alone

    Photo by Martin Tremblay, The Press

    Michael Drouin-Carmaccio, tinsmith, and Chantal Labours, working alone

  • The tower offers breathtaking views of the south coast.

    Photo by Martin Tremblay, The Press

    The tower offers breathtaking views of the south coast.

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National Bank Tower

The only tower entirely dedicated to workspaces among Montreal’s new giants, the National Bank Tower is Montreal’s largest architectural work since the Olympic Stadium. From the fall of 2023, it will house the employees of the head office of the first Quebec bank.

There has been a change in the National Bank

  • Yolande Rompre, a surveyor, oversees the installation of anchors for the aluminum and glass curtain wall, whose surface spans over 43,070 square meters.  National Bank is building the tallest office building since 1000 De La Gauchetiere and 1250 René-Lévesque Boulevard.

    Photo by Martin Tremblay, The Press

    Yolande Rompre, a surveyor, oversees the installation of anchors for the aluminum and glass curtain wall, whose surface spans over 43,070 square meters. National Bank is building the tallest office building since 1000 De La Gauchetiere and 1250 René-Lévesque Boulevard.

  • The work started in March 2019 and will span over three and a half years.  Completion of the project is set for autumn 2023.

    Photo by Martin Tremblay, The Press

    The work started in March 2019 and will span over three and a half years. Completion of the project is set for autumn 2023.

  • See Mount Royal without looking up.

    Photo by Martin Tremblay, The Press

    See Mount Royal without looking up.

  • How does it feel to be 195 meters above the ground?  In this photo, you can see the columns around the perimeter of the building.  The number of columns is reduced to free up floors.  The distance between columns, normally 9 meters, has been increased to 12 meters.

    Photo by Martin Tremblay, The Press

    How does it feel to be 195 meters above the ground? In this photo, you can see the columns around the perimeter of the building. The number of columns is reduced to free up floors. The distance between columns, normally 9 meters, has been increased to 12 meters.

  • old and new.  In the background, the much smaller 600, De La Gauchetière, BN's current headquarters, can be seen from the upper floors of the financial institution's future headquarters.  In total, the new address will have 7,000 workstations, which will accommodate up to 12,500 employees in hybrid work.  The move is planned to begin in mid-2023.

    Photo by Martin Tremblay, The Press

    old and new. In the background, the much smaller 600, De La Gauchetière, BN’s current headquarters, can be seen from the upper floors of the financial institution’s future headquarters. In total, the new address will have 7,000 workstations, which will accommodate up to 12,500 employees in hybrid work. The move is planned to begin in mid-2023.

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Master Towers

Designed by Lemay Architects and built by Devimco Group, the 58- and 61-story Maesteria Twin Towers are connected to each other by a footbridge at 26.e floor, making it the highest walkway in a residential building ever built in Quebec. The set consists of 1743 houses and offers a basilire of commercial premises covering an area of ​​5000 square meters at street level.

The twin towers of the Quartier des Spectacles

  • In the end, it took 2.6 million hours to build the magnificent residential complex on rue Sainte-Catherine Ouest, next to Complexe Desjardins.

    Photo by Martin Tremblay, The Press

    In the end, it took 2.6 million hours to build the magnificent residential complex on rue Sainte-Catherine Ouest, next to Complexe Desjardins.

  • To build that high, you need solid foundations.  Of the total 100,000 cubic meters of soil excavated, more than 25,000 cubic meters of rock had to be removed from the ground.

    Photo by Martin Tremblay, The Press

    To build that high, you need solid foundations. Of the total 100,000 cubic meters of soil excavated, more than 25,000 cubic meters of rock had to be removed from the ground.

  • A ballet of cranes performing above the city centre

    Photo by Martin Tremblay, The Press

    A ballet of cranes performing above the city centre

  • On the floor of the 55-tonne gravity-defying footbridge, Marco Fontaine, VP Sales, Marketing and Architecture, and Mathieu LeBlanc, Director of Construction at Groupe Devimco, the project promoter

    Photo by Martin Tremblay, The Press

    On the floor of the 55-tonne gravity-defying footbridge, Marco Fontaine, VP Sales, Marketing and Architecture, and Mathieu LeBlanc, Director of Construction at Groupe Devimco, the project promoter

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