500 Place d'Armes is an International style building on the historic Place d'Armes square in Old Montreal quarter of Montreal, Quebec, Canada.

500 Place D'Armes
General information
Architectural styleInternational style
Location500 Place d'Armes, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Coordinates45°30′15″N 73°33′27″W / 45.50428°N 73.5574745°W / 45.50428; -73.5574745
Construction started1965
Roof132.67 metres (435.3 ft)
Technical details
Floor count32

Completed in 1968 as the Banque Canadienne Nationale tower,[3] it is Montreal's 17th tallest building, at 133 m (435 ft), 32 storeys.

It was designed by Montreal architects Pierre Boulva and Jacques David, whose other prominent Montreal projects included the Palais de justice de Montréal, Théâtre Maisonneuve, the Dow Planetarium and the Place-des-Arts, Atwater and Lucien-L'Allier metro stations.[4][5]

When it was built in the late 60s, this building was the subject of heated talk. According to one source the building disfigured its part of Old Montreal, overshadowing all of the architecture of Old Montreal surrounding it.[6]

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  1. ^ "500 Place D'Armes". SkyscraperPage.
  2. ^ "Emporis building ID 112406". Emporis. Archived from the original on 2016-03-06.
  3. ^ "Old Montreal / Place d'Armes - Skyscrapers since 1888". Old Montreal. September 2001. Retrieved 2020-01-02.
  4. ^ "Montréal's Architects: David et Boulva". Images Montréal. Archived from the original on 30 April 2008. Retrieved 2008-03-21.
  5. ^ "2007 BOMA Canada National Awards Finalists" (PDF). Building Owners and Managers Association of Canada. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2009-03-04. Retrieved 2008-03-21.
  6. ^ "Banque Nationale Le 500 Place D'Armes". imtl.org. images Montreal. Retrieved 5 January 2020.

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