The Calgary Tower


The Calgary Tower

The Calgary Tower has been a Calgary icon since it was constructed in 1968. Originally called the Husky Tower it was created in a joint venture by Husky Oil and Marathon Realty Company Limited. The tower was later renamed the Calgary Tower in 1971 in honour of the Citizens of Calgary.

When it was constructed, the process that was used involved a continuous concrete pour that was considered revolutionary at the time. The pour of concrete was non-stop for 24 days. During that time the structure grew at a rate of 25 feet per day.

When it opened in 1968 the Calgary Tower was the tallest structure of its kind in North America. The Calgary Tower was no longer the tallest structure in Calgary by 1983 when the Petro Canada Centre was built.

The Calgary Tower has many interesting features that make it well worth visiting. There is a revolving restaurant at the top the makes a complete revolution every 45 minutes. There is also a glass floored viewing platform for those who can can stomach the idea of being that high above 9th avenue. The base of the tower houses the Official Tourism Calgary Information Centre in a glass rotunda.

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Calgary Tower
101-9 Avenue SW
Calgary, AB T2P 1J9
Phone: (403) 266-7171

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sky 360 in the Calgary Tower
The Observation Deck
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Exterior view the Calgary Tower from Olympic Plaza
View from Olympic Plaza
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View from the Calgary Tower
View from Calgary Tower
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