Commerce Place I

Commerce Place I is a building in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, the first tower built in 1987 and part of a twin tower complex. The complex is known as Commerce Place.[1] The second tower; Commerce Place II was built in 1990.[2] The 16-storey twin towers stand at 81.0 meters. This makes Commerce Place the 9th tallest building complex in Hamilton. It is situated on the corners of King Street East and James Street North.

Commerce Place I
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General information
TypeOffice/ Commercial
LocationHamilton, Ontario, Canada
Coordinates43°15′24.7″N 79°52′11.6″W / 43.256861°N 79.869889°W / 43.256861; -79.869889Coordinates: 43°15′24.7″N 79°52′11.6″W / 43.256861°N 79.869889°W / 43.256861; -79.869889
Completed1987; 33 years ago (1987)
Height
Roof81 m (266 ft)
Technical details
Floor count16
Lifts/elevators4
Design and construction
ArchitectPellow & Associates

The site where Commerce Place was built has a lot of history. It is the site where the Bank of Hamilton was established in 1872. in 1905 the Bank was doing so well it expanded its head office, adding on an additional 8 stories. This is significant because the bank headquarters became Hamilton's first skyscraper. Between 1898 and 1910, the Bank of Hamilton opened 128 branches in Ontario and western Canada; it did not, however, have representation east of Toronto. When the bank merged with The Canadian Bank of Commerce on January 2, 1924, it was one of the last surviving banks not headquartered in Toronto or Montreal.[3]

The architect(s) for Commerce Place were Pellow & Associates and the property is managed by MVD Properties, Inc.[2]

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  1. ^ "Commerce Place I: 1987 (www.emporis.com)". Retrieved 2007-02-10.
  2. ^ a b "Commerce Place II: 1990". Retrieved 2007-02-10.
  3. ^ "CIBC- Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce; Mergers & Amalgamations". Retrieved 2007-02-10.

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