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1983 – Great West Life Assurance, Winnipeg, Manitoba

Architects: Smith Carter & Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP

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Designed as the corporate headquarters, the building is a large square in plan with large uninterupted expanses of stone facing. The entrance facade is broken by a large setback with massive stone columns creating an air of solidity and permanence – just right for a financial assurance company. The remaining facades are more subdued with curtain walled glazing interupting the expanse of stone.