Quebec City, the capital city of Quebec province Canada, is one of the oldest cities in North America. It is also the second largest city in Quebec after Montreal. Quebec City is known for its beauty, having been the first UNESCO World Heritage Site in North America. Its old quarters are exceptionally preserved. Quebec City is also home to plenty of skyscrapers, with most of them located west of the old city. Twenty buildings in Quebec City are taller than 246 feet. This article investigates the top six tallest buildings in Quebec City.
Top Six Tallest Buildings In Quebec City
1. Edifice Marie-Guyart
At 433 ft, Edifice Marie-Guyart is the tallest building in Quebec City and in Canada, east of Montreal. Completed in 1972, the 33 story building was previously known and is still known as Complex G. The Édifice Marie-Guyart is located in the Parliament Hill borough. The skyscraper houses the observation deck, Observatoire de la Capitale, on its highest floor. This observation deck provides a 360 degree view of the city including a view of the Château Frontenac and the Citadelle de Québec.
2. Complexe Jules Dallaire II
The Complexe Jules Dallaire II is the second tallest building in Quebec City with a height of 360 ft. the Complexe Jules Dallaire II is part of the Jules-Dallaire Complex, a real estate complex in the Saint-Foy-Sillery-Cap-Rouge of Quebec City. Construction of the 28 story building began in 2011 and ended in 2013. The tower has 15 residential floors, 2 commercial floors, and 11 office floors.
3. Place Hauteville
Located in the La Cité-Limoilou borough in Quebec City, the Place Hauteville is the third tallest building in the city. The 34 story skyscraper is 351 ft high. Its lower floors are occupied by a hotel in the Delta. The upper floors house offices of the ministry of transport of Quebec.
4. Hotel Loews Le Concorde
Hotel Loews Le Concorde is the fourth tallest building in Quebec City. The skyscraper hotel is 299 ft high. The hotel is made up 31 floors. On the top floor of the hotel is a revolving restaurant which offers a 360 degree view of Quebec City as well as the view of the Saint Lawrence River.
5. Hotel Hilton Quebec
Hotel Hilton Quebec is 279 ft high and the fifth tallest building in Quebec City. Completed in 1974, the hotel is located in Parliament Hill in La Cité-Limoilou borough. The 28-floor skyscraper offers an unrivaled view of the Saint Lawrence River, Laurentian Mountain, and the Old Quebec City.
6. Edifice Price
The 18 floor skyscraper is with a height of 269 ft is one of the oldest skyscrapers in Canada. The skyscraper was built in 1930 and was originally made of 16 floors. In 2001, the two upper floors of the building became the official residence of Premier of Quebec.
Other Tall Buildings In Quebec City
Notable to mention among the tallest buildings in Quebec City are Place de la Capitale, Le Samuel-Holland I, Château Frontenac and Édifice d'Youville. The first three buildings are 262 ft high while Édifice d'Youville is 249 ft high.