The Bow Tower 

Building specifications:

  • 236m tall (774 ft)
  • 58 stories high
  • 2 retail floors - with 200,000 sqft
  • 53 office floors
  • An awe moment, over 84,000sqft of glass!

Fun Facts:

  • Attached to the pedestrian covered walking system know as the plus 15 
  • 3 stories of sky gardens spaced ever 18 floors
  • The Bow is named from being a Bow Crescent and overlooking the Bow River
  • There were lawsuits filed by The Bow building owners due to design flaws
  • It was built to take advantage of the sun

This is Calgary's second tallest building, second to Brookfield Place. 

Tall buildings are always create such a defining skyline making cities recognizable world wide by a single photo. As Calgary grows its population, now past 1.5 million, so does the cit's buildings. Having such large buildings is a city's display of success. 

The Bow Tower took from 2007 breaking ground, to its opening in 2013 to be built. That was quite a few years for Calgarians and tourists to drive by and get a glimpse of this massive tower being built. I am sure we all had someone we knew working on it.