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Building's name

Hydro-Québec Building


Other name(s): Siège Social d'Hydro Québec.

Location / address
75 René-Lévesque Boulevard West
Montréal
Quebec, Canada

Near Metro station Place-des-Arts

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Borough Downtown
Arrondissement Ville-Marie
Centre de l'Île

27 floors(overground)
110 m
Architect

Gaston Gagnier  


Beginning of construction
1959

Year of completion
1962

Building type
Skyscraper

Last update:
2014-07-10

CodeIMTL 33



Hydro-Québec Building


Picture by Alexis Hamel
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History and facts about this building
To understand the importance that had the construction of this building, we must take a look back in the 60ies with the famous slogan "Maîtres chez nous" from Liberal Jean Lessage.

Construction of the national electricity power company headquarters on this boulevard was putting at the same level Quebecois knowledge near Canadian institutions.

Several peoples find this building ugly or just ordinary but a zoom out is needed to evaluate the skyscrapers, the work of Gaston Gagnier, very modern with its curtains walls and a particular green.

This building is also known as the housing Prime Minister's office when it is in Montreal.

Hall wall sculptures of the building were made by Jean-Paul Mousseau.

   Silhouette Factor : 27 (number of floor more than surrounding buildings within a 100 meters radius)
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