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Place Ville-Marie | ECS

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Yazur avatar Yazur
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Hi, Yazur here, here's my new project; Place Ville-Marie.
Location: Montreal, QC, Canada. On Rene-Levesque Boulevard.

Construction started1958
Floor count 47


Place Ville Marie was one of the first designs of Henry N. Cobb and I. M. Pei, who was later to become a famous master of Modernist architecture. His design was controversial from the start given its proximity to many Montreal landmarks and the vast changes it would bring to the downtown core.

According to design historian Mark Pimlott, "The most radical aspect of the Place Ville Marie project was that nearly one-half of its 280,000 square metres area were beneath street level... deriving the obvious benefit of being protected from Montréal’s extreme winter and summer climate." Its vast network and multi-purpose is juxtaposed with a continuous interior "with episodes of civic gravity and monumentality".[6]

At the time of construction, the main tower was known as the tallest skyscraper in the Commonwealth, and was the third tallest skyskraper on earth outside the United States. The equivalent of three floors was added late in the project to ensure that this building would not be topped by the neighboring Tour CIBC which was built at the same time.

Conceived and built at a time when Montreal was the Metropolis of Canada during the 1960s, the structure's largest occupant and anchor tenant was the Head Office of the Royal Bank of Canada, the country's largest bank. The central plaza became an important new public space in downtown Montreal, hosting an historic election rally for Pierre Elliott Trudeau during the 1968 federal election.[5]

Developer William Zeckendorf founded Trizec Properties in order to build Place Ville Marie.[7] He lost a bet to then Royal Bank President Earle McLaughlin, making payment in full (US$0.10) in an elaborate dime encased in acrylic. Exactly what the bet concerned is unknown.

In 1975 Air Canada's headquarters were at 1 Place Ville Marie.[8]

Mayor Jean Drapeau chose the name himself. Ville-Marie was the name of the Catholic colony founded at what is now Montreal in 1642.[9]

Place Ville-Marie | ECS Minecraft Map

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 but you can still visit it on our server! 

Server Ip at 'World Seed'!

Built with the help of:

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Please be aware, this building is made with a texture pack, our special city texture pack (Huntington City).    


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01/21/2020 5:44 pm
Level 1 : New Miner
Hypersky avatar
What did you base your build in? I've been looking everywhere for blueprints or plans of Place Ville-Marie and I can't find anything.
01/21/2020 6:31 pm
Level 83 : Elite Wolf
Yazur avatar
measured off google maps
12/10/2017 1:01 pm
Level 34 : Artisan Architect
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I've been there before!
01/22/2017 8:13 pm
Level 12 : Journeyman Architect
Noigel avatar
Sorry for the late comment, Yaz. This is really great! I like the early sixties style to the office tower, and the fact that it's in a unique layout that gives more detail into the structure itself.
08/03/2014 7:31 pm
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with the maze metro station underneath it.
08/02/2014 4:35 am
Level 79 : Legendary Architect
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Great stuff as always Yazur! I really should pay a visit to your server at some point.
08/02/2014 6:05 pm
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Thank you! Of course you should ;)
08/01/2014 7:54 am
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08/01/2014 12:16 pm
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08/01/2014 5:30 am
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