Bankers Hall
Bankers Hall is a building complex located in downtown Calgary, Alberta, which includes twin 52-storey office towers (197 metres high), designed by the architectural firm Cohos Evamy in postmodern architectural style. The first building was completed in 1989. It was followed in 2000 by Bankers Hall - West, at 888 3rd Street SW. After its completion, they became the tallest twin buildings in Canada. Both buildings contain four-level podiums with an upscale retail gallery connected to the Plus 15 skywalk network, and incorporate the historic Hollingsworth Building, whose intricate terra cotta facade has been fully restored. The distinctive crowns of the buildings are intended to resemble cowboy hats when viewed from afar; Bankers Hall West is topped by a brown roof structure while the East building's crown is in white. A white cowboy hat has long been an iconic symbol of Calgary, being portrayed on the city's flag, and presented as gifts to foreign dignitaries by the civic government at "white hat ceremonies."  The vaulted lobby also serves as a venue for speakers and entertainers; movie theatres and restaurants complement recreational facilities. But above all, Bankers Hall is a place for doing business because it is the place to see and be seen.  The first phase of a two-tower complex, it integrates Canada's two largest banks on one site. The existing Royal Bank Building was renovated at the time of Bankers Hall construction. Construction of the 268,000 square metres was done on a phased fast-track basis with 25 separate tender packages. 


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    Aisha Mitchell commented
    Phenominal building to work in with a gorgeous surrounding view
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