Standing at 236-metres, Calgary’s The Bow officially became the tallest building west of Toronto on Tuesday, June 4th, as it celebrated its official opening.
To mark the occasion, we’ve rounded up the most stunning Instagram shots of the iconic office tower to correspond with The Bow’s most impressive bona fides…
Size: 58-storeys (53 floors of office space, two floors of retail and three floors dedicated to the mechanical workings of the structure)
Photo by hobo4hire
Cost: $1.4 billion
Photo by hakushondaimao
Primary tenants: Encana and Cenovus
Photo by shutterbugdougsittler
Architect: Foster + Partners
Photo by jessiebegood
Art: Includes the “Wonderland” statue by renowned Spanish artist Jaume Plensa (perhaps most noted for his work in Chicago’s Millennium Park).
Photo by pv_tweet
Accolades: Ranked as one of the world’s top 10 architectural projects of 2012 by Azure Magazine. German-based Emporis named it one of the world’s most spectacular corporate buildings.
Photo by Brentyler
Cool feature: Painted on the walls of each staircase landing are different factoids about the building and how it compares to other structures and landmarks around the world. For example, The Bow’s 42nd storey boasts that it is the same height of the highest known iceberg (source: The National Post).
View from The Bow’s 52nd floor by misterfong