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Le New Birks Building

7.71 / 10
48 votes
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620 Cathcart Street  | Montréal
Quebec, Canada

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Borough Downtown
Arrondissement Ville-Marie
Centre de l'Île

10 floors(overground)

Year of completion

Building type


Building's name

Le New Birks Building

Last update: 2017-11-28

CodeIMTL 1071

 Le New Birks Building

Picture 2010:12

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Positionnement de cet édifice sur une carte ancienne 1912

Centre-Ville avant la Place Ville-Marie - 1912 plate 15
Carte complète - réference & source

Positionnement de cet édifice sur une carte ancienne 1880

Positionnement de cet édifice sur une carte ancienne 1949

Centre-Ville de Montréal - carte aérienne 1947-1949 VM97-3_7P8-29
Carte complète - réference & source

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

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

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