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The Bow, Calgary

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The Bow is a 158,000m2 office building for the headquarters of Encana Corporation and Cenovus Energy, in downtown Calgary, Alberta. The building is currently the tallest office tower in Calgary, and tallest in Canada outside Toronto. The Bow is also considered the start of redevelopment in Calgary's Downtown East Village. It was completed in 2012 and was ranked among the top 10 architectural projects of 2012 according to Azure Magazine.HistoryEarly project plansEncana Corporation, North America's second largest natural gas producer, announced plans for the high-rise in 2006. Early designs suggested that the project would consist of a complex of towers (perhaps two or more) over two blocks. The tallest of these towers could be 60 stories tall, which would make it taller than the current tallest tower in Western Canada, the Suncor Energy Centre (also in Calgary). Conflicting reports suggested that it would be one single tower around 70 stories tall and possibly over convert 1000 ft, making it the tallest building in Canada. Other sources suggested a two tower complex spanning the entire surface of two blocks, with a second tower of 40 to 50 stories connected at sixth stories level over 6th Avenue. Official statements declared that the tower will be 58 stories, or tall.The management company in charge of the project was Texas-based Matthews Southwest, with architectural services furnished by UK-based Foster + Partners & Zeidler Partnership Architects of Calgary.Announcement of the BowThe project filed for development permit application is called The Bow, for its crescent shape and the view of the Bow River. On October 12, 2006, Foster + Partners revealed the first designs for the new tower.
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  • There are interesting eateries on the Plus 15 level, and you can access these from bridges to Chinatown via First Plaza to the north or Suncor Energy Centre to the west. While there are some big chain...  more »
  • This is an interesting building to view from up close and a distance. There are some floors where you can have a great view of the city surroundings. Great architecture.  more »
  • The building is unique. If you are fortunate to know someone who works there you can be accompanied to the 52 floor for some incredible views of the city. The building also has full access to the +15 ...  more »
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