- BCE Place
Canada Trust Tower
Place Brookfield est un complexe de bureaux à Toronto, Canada, comprenant le terrain de 2.1 hectares (5.2 acres) entouré par Yonge Street à l'est, Wellington Street West au Nord, Bay Street à l'oueat, and Front Street au Sud. Le complexe contient 242,000 mètres carrés (2.6 million de pieds carrés) d'espace à bureaux, et est principalement constitué de deux tours, la Bay Wellington Tower et la TD Canada Trust Tower, liées par la Allen Lambert galerie de six étages. Brookfield Place est aussi le siège du temple de la renommée du hockey.
La Bay Wellington Tower est un tour à bureau de 47 étage, conçue par les architects Bregman + Hamannet et completée en 1990. La TD Canada Trust Tower (officiellement la Canada Trust Tower avant la fusion avec la Toronto-Dominion Bank. Conçue par Bregman + Hamann Architects and Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP, la tour fut complétée en 1991.
The Allen Lambert Galleria, sometimes described as the "crystal cathedral of commerce", was the result of an international competition and was incorporated into the development in order to satisfy the City of Toronto's public art requirements. Designed by Spanish architect Santiago Calatrava, it is one of the most photographed spaces in Toronto's financial district, and is heavily featured as a backdrop for news reports, as well as TV and film productions.
Although BCE Place is a modern office complex, it contains a significant heritage component. In the 19th century, this block was described in the Globe newspaper as "the most valuable business block in the city", although much of it was subsequently destroyed in the Great Fire of 1904. The fire spared a row of a dozen commercial buildings at the corner of Yonge and Wellington streets, the façades of which were restored decades later and incorporated "in situ" into the BCE Place development. The façade of the 1890s-era Merchants' Bank building, originally located on Wellington Street, was similarly restored, although it was moved and incorporated into the Allen Lambert Galleria. The opulent former Bank of Montreal branch at the northwest corner of Yonge and Front streets, built in 1885, also forms part of the complex, and now serves as part of the Hockey Hall of Fame. It contains portraits all of the Hall of Fame inductees, and houses a number of hockey trophies, including the Coupe Stanley.
BCE Place is connected to the underground PATH system and to the subway. Brookfield Commercial Properties owns the Bay Wellington Tower, and it shares the ownership of the TD Canada Trust Tower with OMERS Realty and Truscan Property Corporation.
- Official site
- Photos of BCE Place
- Photo of Allen Lambert Galleria
- Description of Allen Lambert Galleria
- Heritage elements of BCE Place
- Emporis Listing
- Portail du Canada
- Portail des gratte-ciel
- Portail du bâtiment et des travaux publics
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