101 – 9th Avenue SE
Calgary Tower (view map) is Calgary’s most recognized landmark. Along with the Calgary Stampede, it is the city’s most popular tourist attraction and is visited by over 300,000 people a year.
The Calgary Tower opened on June 30, 1968 and it stands at 626 feet (191 meters) above the downtown core. Originally names the Husky Tower, The Calgary Tower was constructed as a joint venture between Marathon Realty and Husky Oil. The Tower was built to honour Canada’s centennial and was also intended to revitalize the downtown core as a part of Calgary’s Urban renewal program.
One unprecedented feature of construction was the continuous concrete pour using a revolutionary new slip-forming construction technique. Pouring began on May 15, 1967 and continued for 24 days. Additionally, though Calgary is not prone to extreme seismic activity, the Tower was constructed to withstand earthquakes as well as winds as high as 161 km/hr.
Aspen Properties acquired the Calgary Tower in 2006.
Please visit the Calgary Tower website at www.calgarytower.com.
|Rentable Area||16,007 square feet|
|Parking||1,398 above ground stalls at the Palliser Parkade|
Calgary Tower received BOMA BEST Gold certification in 2015.
Recent Renovations and Upcoming Upgrades
To help celebrate the last 50 years, the Calgary Tower team is excited to unveil several new features to the visitor experience. The following new elements have been added to help tell the Tower's story and highlight what makes Calgary and surrounding area so special. Throughout these projects the focus has been put on the people who built the Tower, the unprecedented task of building this unique structure, and the unexpected stories Calgary has to share.
Exhibits on the inner walls of the Observation Deck and in the main lobby have been added to highlight the Tower's last 50 years. The new displays speak to the revolutionary construction process used to build the tower in the late 60s, as well as touching on the changes throughout the Tower over the last five decades.
interior colour changing LED lights have been added to enhance the visitor experience at night with the display of dynamic and static light shows. The new interior lights use the same lighting control system as the exterior LEDs that were installed in 2014. The main evening light show will highlight the northern lights that adorn Alberta sky’s and will be launched in the fall of 2018.
The biggest change to the Observation Deck is a new theatre room, this custom installation features 21 55" screens on a curved wall, providing a one-of-a-kind aspect ratio and almost immersive experience. The theatre room features a short documentary about the Calgary Tower's history; highlighting members of the original construction team and the impressive build 50 years ago.
- Gift Shop
- Tourism Calgary
- Ruth's Chris Steak House
- Sky 360 Restaurant
- Plus 15 and Plus 30 connections
- Market leading parking ratios
- Lower parking costs
- Direct access to major thoroughfares and transit lines
- 24 hour on-site security
- Secure bicycle lock up area with nearby showers and locker facilities
- Outstanding location with close proximity to shopping and dining
- 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. on-site Concierge
- Tenant exclusive patio and prep kitchen overlooking 9th Avenue
- Sky 360 Restaurant
Katie Urness - General Manager, Calgary Tower & Co-Working
Monica Schiwy - Property Manager
Kimberley Ferguson - Assistant Property Manager
Caroline Caines - Property Accountant