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Building's name

Le New Birks Building


Location / address
620 Cathcart Street
Montréal
Quebec, Canada


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Borough Downtown
Arrondissement Ville-Marie
Centre de l'Île

10 floors(overground)

Architect

George Taylor Hyde  
Percy Erskine Nobbs  


Year of completion
1912

Building type
Skyscraper

Last update:
2014-05-17

CodeIMTL 1071



 Le New Birks Building


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Architect

George Taylor Hyde  
Percy Erskine Nobbs  

Modifications :
2004-2007 - Béïque Legault Thuot

    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.

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    Works cited, references, and bibliography


    [Books] Les gratte-ciel de Montréal
    [Books] Répertoire d'architecture traditionnelle: Les Hôtels Les immeubles de bureaux
    [Architect Website] Béïque Legault Thuot architectes - site web -référence imtl
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