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1250 René-Lévesque

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dc.coverage.spatial Site: Montréal, Québec, Canada en_US
dc.coverage.temporal 1992 (creation) en_US
dc.creator Kohn Pederson Fox en_US 1992 en_US 2013-01-16T15:45:52Z 2013-01-16T15:45:52Z 1992 en_US
dc.identifier 184561 en_US
dc.identifier.other archrefid: 124 en_US
dc.description Base of the 4-story atrium, which houses a bamboo-planted winter garden; 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; (accessed 6/21/2009) en_US
dc.format.medium steel; granite and glass curtain wall en_US
dc.rights © Scott Gilchrist, Archivision, Inc. en_US
dc.subject architectural exteriors en_US
dc.subject business, commerce and trade en_US
dc.subject contemporary (1960 to present) en_US
dc.subject City planning en_US
dc.subject Modernist en_US
dc.subject Twentieth century en_US
dc.subject Postmodern en_US
dc.title 1250 René-Lévesque en_US
dc.title.alternative La Tour IBM-Marathon en_US
dc.title.alternative IBM Marathon Building en_US
dc.type image en_US
dc.rights.access Licensed for educational and research use by the MIT community only en_US
dc.identifier.vendorcode 1A1-KP-IB-J10 en_US
vra.culturalContext Canadian en_US
vra.technique construction (assembling) en_US
vra.worktype office building en_US
vra.worktype skyscraper en_US
dc.contributor.display Kohn Pederson Fox (American architectural firm, founded 1976) en_US

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