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Hydro-Québec Building

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Building's name

Hydro-Québec Building

Other name

Siège Social d'Hydro Québec.

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

Near subway station Place-des-Arts

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Borough Downtown
Arrondissement Ville-Marie
Centre de l'Île

27 floors(overground)
110 m
Beginning of construction

Year of completion

Building type


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CodeIMTL 33

Hydro-Québec Building

Picture Alexis Hamel 2008:01

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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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