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skyscraper heritage

17 December 2009

1930 – Price Building, Quebec City, Quebec

Architects: Ross & MacDonald Built in 1930-1931 amid controversy for Price Brothers Ltd., it is the tallest building in the Old Quebec historical district, and one of the oldest skyscrapers in Canada. The...

14 December 2009

1931 – Aldred Building, Montreal, Quebec

Architect: Barott & Blackader Upon completion in 1931, the building was described by the Montreal Gazette as “graceful and dignified, one of the most beautiful structures in the city”. Presently overwhelmed in height...

14 December 2009

1931- Sun Life Building, Montreal, Quebec

Architects: Darling & Pearson The building was one of the first modern skyscrapers in Canada and was, for a time, the tallest structure in the Commonwealth. The building’s enviable reputation made it the...

16 October 2009

Heritage reborn

For the past 17 years, the Union Bank Tower at the corner of Main Street and William Avenue sat vacant because the cost of renovating the 104-year-old heritage building proved prohibitive to developers....