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dc.coverage.spatialSite: Montréal, Québec, Canadaen_US
dc.coverage.temporal1992 (creation)en_US
dc.creatorKohn Pederson Foxen_US
dc.date1992en_US
dc.date.accessioned2013-05-07T14:29:50Z
dc.date.available2013-05-07T14:29:50Z
dc.date.issued1992en_US
dc.identifier213561en_US
dc.identifier.otherarchrefid: 124en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1721.3/120963
dc.descriptionDetail view of a canopy over the south entrance; As of 2008, it is the second-tallest in the city, behind the nearby 1000 de La Gauchetière, which was completed the same year (1992). Despite being 6 m shorter than 1000 de La Gauchetière, it is built on higher ground and thus also reaches the maximum allowed elevation from sea level (that of Mount Royal). The design is partly dictated by the building's position at the western edge of the downtown core, with its shape forming a boundary between the commercial center and the residential periphery. As such it has a markedly rectangular footprint, being very elongated on a north-south axis. Emphasis is given to the east and west façades, which have opposed yet complementary appearances that strongly relate to the urban area they face. The modern-style western façade, facing the residential periphery, is a straight granite-clad wall covered with square windows, with irregular setbacks creating the appearance of several superimposed slabs. Conversely the postmodern-style eastern façade, facing the commercial center, is dominated by an outwardly-curved glass curtain wall that extends past the southern edge, creating a suspended vertical "fin" that emphasizes the structure's impression of lightness and thrust. Source: Wikipedia; http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Main_Page (accessed 6/21/2009)en_US
dc.format.mediumsteel; granite and glass curtain wallen_US
dc.rights© Scott Gilchrist, Archivision, Inc.en_US
dc.subjectarchitectural exteriorsen_US
dc.subjectbusiness, commerce and tradeen_US
dc.subjectcontemporary (1960 to present)en_US
dc.subjectCity planningen_US
dc.subjectModernisten_US
dc.subjectTwentieth centuryen_US
dc.subjectPostmodernen_US
dc.title1250 René-Lévesqueen_US
dc.title.alternativeLa Tour IBM-Marathonen_US
dc.title.alternativeIBM Marathon Buildingen_US
dc.typeimageen_US
dc.rights.accessLicensed for educational and research use by the MIT community onlyen_US
dc.identifier.vendorcode1A1-KP-IB-F3en_US
vra.culturalContextCanadianen_US
vra.techniqueconstruction (assembling)en_US
vra.worktypeoffice buildingen_US
vra.worktypeskyscraperen_US
dc.contributor.displayKohn Pederson Fox (American architectural firm, founded 1976)en_US


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