Manitoba Hydro Place is Manitoba Hydro's new headquarters located in downtown Winnipeg. The 695,240 sq. ft. building, with a projected budget of $278 million, was designed by Kuwabara Payne McKenna Blumberg Architects of Toronto. It is the 4th tallest building in the city of Winnipeg and one of the most energy-efficient buildings of its size in North America. The building has achieved LEED Gold certification, with 60% energy savings. The headquarters officially opened on September 29, 2009 with 1650 Hydro employees working in the building. Special features include a main floor art gallery exhibiting works from both local and international artists.
The Telus Tower is the new headquarters for TELUS Corporation located in the heart of Toronto’s financial district. Designed by Toronto’s Adamson Associates Architects, the Telus Tower is a 30-storey, 830,000 sq. ft., $250 million office tower that includes a two-storey podium, conference and wellness facilities, as well as 30,000 square feet of retail space on the ground floor. Completed in 2009, the TELUS Tower is one of the most publicly accessible, technologically-advanced and environmentally-sustainable buildings in North America. Using the LEED certification system as a guideline for design, the Telus Tower has received Gold level certification. In addition to the LEED elements, Telus Tower showcases "Future Friendly™" Technology in both building automation systems and tenant environments. This includes floor-to-ceiling windows, raised floors for underfloor distribution of hot/cool air, and state-of-the-art communications cabling and electrical power.
7 World Trade Center is the new 52-storey 1.7 million sq. ft. tower that sits in place of the original building that was destroyed on September 11, 2001. Devised by architect David Childs of Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, the current 7 World Trade Center's design focuses on safety, with a reinforced concrete core, wider stairways, and thicker fireproofing of steel columns. It also incorporates numerous environmentally friendly features. The first ten floors house an electrical substation, which provides power to much of Lower Manhattan. To enclose the power substation and improve its aesthetics, the base of the building has a curtain wall with McGill Louvers that provide ventilation for the machinery. The building is being promoted as the safest skyscraper in the U.S., incorporating a host of life-safety enhancements that will become the prototype for new high-rise construction.
Designed by Toronto-based architectural firm Webb Zerafa Minkes Housden, the Shanghai Securities Building is home of the Shanghai stock exchange – the world’s 5th largest stock market. Located in Shanghai’s Pudong Development Area, this twenty-six-storey structure is a widely acclaimed area landmark. Distinct from the surrounding towers, the building forms an 18 storey high arch, monumental in scale. The 95,000 m², $100 million building features a nine-storey podium housing the Securities Exchange Complex and trading floors.
Hearst Tower in New York City is the world headquarters of the Hearst Corporation, bringing together numerous publications and communications companies under one roof, including Cosmopolitan, Esquire, Marie Claire, Harper's Bazaar, Good Housekeeping and Seventeen. The 40,000 sq. ft. six-story base of the headquarters building was completed in 1928. Originally built as the base for a proposed skyscraper, the construction of the tower was postponed due to the Great Depression. The new 860,000 sq ft tower addition – designed by the architect Norman Foster and constructed by Turner construction – was completed nearly eighty years later at a cost of $500 million. Hearst Tower was the first skyscraper to break ground in New York City after September 11, 2001 and is the city’s first LEED Gold certified skyscraper.
Southlake Regional Health Centre (formerly York County Hospital) is a hospital located in Newmarket, Ontario, Canada. In 1999, a massive $149 million expansion and renovation project of the hospital was approved by the Ministry of Health, which would allow the hospital to become the largest in York Region. The hospital is connected to the Southlake Regional Cancer Centre to its west, and to a multi-purpose building by an arch bridge to its north. The Cancer Centre, partnered with Princess Margaret Hospital, has been rated as a "world-class" facility.