Calgary and its Architectural Masterpieces

Calgary and its Architectural Masterpieces

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Calgary sits in the sunny eastern foothills of Canada’s Rocky Mountains, where the Bow and Elbow rivers meet. It is the major urban centre for the entire southern half of the province of Alberta, and is surrounded by an area of profound beauty with an unspoiled, resource-rich natural environment. Calgary is both the largest city and largest metropolitan area in province. The Calgary region is home to more than 1.3 million people. The average age in Calgary is 35.7 years. Like in all youthful cities, you can expect a lot of partying, sports, romance and a sizzling entertainment scene. The tallest building in the city is Brookfield Place. Standing at 56 stories, 247 m, it is the tallest building in Canada outside of Toronto. The second-tallest building in the city is The Bow, standing at 58-storeys, 236 m. The third-tallest building in the city is Suncor Energy Centre, standing at 215 m tall with 53 storeys, which is to be overtaken by Telus Sky in 2018, standing at 222 m and 59 storeys tall. The newest pedestrian bridge in Calgary is the Peace Bridge. Designed by Spanish architect Santiago Calatrava, the bridge is unique, red and made of 850-metric-tonne steel.

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