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Rank: 30
Building's name

Sun Life Building


Location / address
1155 Metcalfe Street Boulevard / Boulevard René-Lévesque Ouest
Montréal
Quebec, Canada

Near Metro station Bonaventure

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  Bus : 150, 420, 515

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Borough Downtown
Arrondissement Ville-Marie
Centre de l'Île

26 floors(overground)

Architect

Darling & Pearson  
Cleveland  


Year of completion
1931

Building type
Skyscraper

Last update:
2014-08-16

CodeIMTL 498



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Sun Life Building


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History and facts about this building
The original building was only 7 floors height( right part of the image). This building was for a wile the tallest of the British Empire and Canada.

He was the tallest building in Montreal until the construction of Place Ville-Marie.

During the Second World War, Bank of England gold reserves were stoked in the basement of the building.

The building was owned 50% by SITQ since 2000 for 63.5 million. They recently put their part for sale. This building housed the headquarters of Sun Life until 1978, when the president decided to move out Quebec province to protest against Bill 101.

Area 963 000 square feet.

This building is architectural style of Fine Arts.

Architect

Darling & Pearson  
Cleveland  
Constructor and other companies involved in construction:
Cook & Leitch
Modifications :
1989, 1999 , modernisation par Le Groupe Arcop
   Silhouette Factor : 26 (number of floor more than surrounding buildings within a 100 meters radius)



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