Designed by Roger Taillibert, the Montréal Tower had a major make over to transform into an office space. It's mechanical systems were renovated to bring them up to code and standards, yet the biggest challenge was undoubtedly the stripping of the tower's concrete facings to make way for a glass curtain wall covering 60% of the façade. Besides providing natural light and revealing its spectacular structure, the curtain wall concept ensures great permeability between the tower's interior and exterior. In spite of the project's geometrical and structural complexity, the design and construction teams were successful in organizing and executing a bold solution that is respectful of the original intent. Remarkably expressive and firmly anchored in Montréal's urban landscape as well as in the city's collective memory, this revitalization project, helps preserve, improve, and breathe new life into the world's tallest inclined tower.
Lead designerClaude Provencher
Photography creditsOlivier Blouin and Stéphane Brügger