The SKY's the Limit: Downtown Edmonton's Tallest Tower

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Downtown Edmonton’s skyline has changed a lot in recent years. But there’s one building that already stands out from the rest — and it’s not even finished yet.

Stantec Tower is 66 storeys with 1.3 million sq. ft. of commercial development and mixed-use workplaces, luxury downtown condos and retail space, and is Western Canada’s tallest building. The office tower opened September 2018 and possession of SKY condos is set to begin in Fall 2019

Take a few minutes to learn about downtown Edmonton’s newest landmark in the sky and how SKY Residences (located on floors 30 through 66 of the Stantec Tower) are heating up downtown real estate in the ICE District.

By the numbers: Stantec Tower’s impressive statistics

  • 250.9 m (823.2 ft) tall making Stantec Tower the tallest building outside of Toronto
  • 26 floors of office space
  • 483 luxury condos
  • Home to 1,700 Stantec employees
  • 1,580,000 pounds of reinforced steel stabilize the building
  • LEED® Gold design with an energy target of 110 KwH/m2/yr (⅓ the energy of an average Edmonton building)
  • Dismantling the construction crane took two weeks
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Luxury downtown Edmonton condos: SKY Residences

There’s a lot of buzz around downtown Edmonton’s newest premiere real estate: SKY Residences. Boasting a long list of luxurious amenities and spacious, ultra-modern interiors, SKY condos in downtown Edmonton are redefining the urban lifestyle and setting a new, sky-high, standard.

SKY condo prices start from $300’s and range from one bedroom units just over 600 sq. ft. to spacious two bed plus den units at over 1,200 sq. ft. The planned 20,000 sq. ft. amenity space on the 30th floor is slated to have a rooftop terrace, hot tub, and fitness facilities including a yoga/pilates studio.

The condo building will also feature 24/7 concierge and security, a dog spa, secure bicycle storage, and a business centre with two conference rooms. A presentation centre and show suites are open at 10210 104 Avenue NW.

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Painting the town orange, blue, white, green and gold!

As a focal piece of the ever-expanding ICE District, design elements of Stantec Tower pay subtle homage to the Edmonton Oilers, who call nearby Rogers Place home ice.

Incorporating orange, blue and white in a skyscraper (and keeping it tasteful) is no easy feat. Using blue glass (instead of typical green), white soffits and canopies, and orange terra cotta tiles along the building’s base were the designers’ way of acknowledging that the Edmonton Oilers remain one of the ICE District’s biggest attractions (dismal on-ice performance notwithstanding).

From design to construction, sustainability was a priority for Stantec Tower. The building’s core and shell targeted LEED Gold 2009 standards and many power- and water-saving features were included in the overall design. Some of the green design elements include:

  • Implementation of daylight harvesting, occupancy sensors, lighting controls, and refrigeration/heat recovery systems
  • Greywater recycled for water closets
  • Native landscaping reduces water consumption and maintenance
  • 75% of construction material diverted from the landfill while Stantec tenant space was being built
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A towering achievement everyone can enjoy

It was important to the design team that Stantec Tower integrate with the public plaza space outside Rogers Place. “We are proud to have both our people and our designer’s work play a role in enhancing the vibrancy of the Edmonton Arena District, said Bob Gomes, president and CEO of Stantec.

The main entrance of the tower opens up right into the plaza which, when complete, will be 50,000 sq. ft. of public gathering space designed to bring people together all year-round.

Stantec Tower’s podium will have a rooftop patio that can fit 700 people and features a food court, a gym and a restaurant/bar, and it all surrounds the plaza that can hold 10,000 people — all in all, a perfect event space for Edmontonians to come out and celebrate together.

It makes you wonder if the architects were hoping for a Field of Dreams scenario in the Ice District. If we build it, will Lord Stanley’s cup finally come back? Let’s hope so!

Take a look at ICE District condos for sale

With downtown Edmonton’s population set to grow over the coming decade, now is a great time to invest in downtown real estate.

If you’re looking for condos in the ICE District, the Oliver area, Edmonton Quarters, or even condos for sale in the Brewery District, Wally can help you find the perfect home to make your downtown dreams come true! Call or text Wally at 780-238-7384 or send him a message now.

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