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Manulife's Calgary Office Tower, 707 Fifth Street, Announced

Posted: 07/30/2013 7:58 pm EDT | Updated: 07/30/2013 8:02 pm EDT

Manulife Real Estate announced the development of a brand new office tower in Calgary's downtown core on Tuesday.

The 27-storey, 564,000 square foot tower is called 707 Fifth Street and will host Brion Energy as a tenant.

The building is expected to be completed by March 2017 and is designed by architects Skidmore, Owings and Merrill.

"Manulife has a long-standing presence in the Calgary real estate market dating back to the early 1960's," said Kevin Adolphe, President and CEO, Manulife Real Estate in a statement.

"We look forward to carrying on that proud tradition with 707 Fifth Street, which will become a best-in-class office tower in Calgary."

The building, which will be LEED Gold Certified, will have an elliptical form with floor-to-ceiling glass, a fitness centre, a landscape winter garden and a conference facility.

"Delivering a world-class development such as 707 Fifth supports our forward-thinking investment strategy in Calgary," said Ted Willcocks, Global Head of Asset Management at Manulife Real Estate.

Manulife currently owns eight real estate properties in Calgary and 707 Fifth Street will bring its portfolio in the city to approximately 1.3 million square feet.
Work has begun, including the demolition of an existing building at the site.

Manulife by RemotelyBoris, on Flickr

Manulife Proposal by Render Central, on Flickr
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I like this one too. It's nice to see some curves on a building :)
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This has moved quickly since I last saw it in person,
I like this one too. It's nice to see some curves on a building :)
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This will truly enhance that area.
It'll be a great addition for sure.
This will truly enhance that area.
They are erecting the steel now :)

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Glass Spotted at SOM's 707 Fifth Street

New photos show the very first row of glass beginning installation, as the rest of the indented tower is wrapped for protection from the elements. Though construction activity currently obstructs a good view of the facade, we can tell that the glass is highly reflective. We'll be watching this closely from the ground and from above as more glass is installed.
calgary es mi ciudad favorita de canada
Another look at 707 - 5th street, but from a different angle.

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