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McGill Building

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Building's name

McGill Building


Architect

Robert Ernest Bostrom  


Location / address
485 McGill Street / Rue Notre-Dame
Montréal
Quebec, Canada

Near subway station Square-Victoria

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  Bus : 61

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Borough Old Montreal
Arrondissement Ville-Marie
Centre de l'Île

11 floors(overground)

Year of completion
1912

Building type
Skyscraper, Office

Last update:
2016-02-09

CodeIMTL 1521



McGill Building

Picture by Alexis Hamel 2011 - - taken on : 2011:07


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Architect

Robert Ernest Bostrom  
Constructor and other companies involved in construction:
P. Lyall and Son Construction Co

    Skyscrapers of second generation

    This building was built after the new municipal bill of 1901 that limits commercial skyscraper's height at 10 floors or 130 feet. This regulation was in force until 1923 and marked the second generation of skyscrapers in Montreal. In addition to the height, another characteristic of this generation of skyscrapers is the division into three parts of the facade. The first part, one to two floors generally offers larger windows and a different facade materials. The second part between the second and eight or ninth floor shows smaller windows close to each others, very regular. The third part usually includes the top two floors and marks a break in the rhythm of the front with an horizontal line and often a decoration more pronounced of windows.

    Works cited, references and bibliography


    [Books] Les gratte-ciel de Montréal
    [Books] Répertoire d'architecture traditionnelle: Les Hôtels Les immeubles de bureaux
    [Website] Vieux-Montréal : Le patrimoine en détail

    Architectural Elements





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