Toronto architecture: the Napoleon Granite at Scotia plaza

One of Toronto’s tallest buildings, Scotia Plaza is know for its reddish exterior. ┬áThe building’s distinctive red colour is Napoleon Granite, quarried in Sweden, cut and polished in Italy, and before being brought to┬áCanada.

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Other Details

  • 40 King Street West, Toronto
  • Completed 1988
  • Height 274.9 m (902 ft)
  • Floors 68
  • Floor area 148,658 m2 (1,600,140 sq ft)
  • Elevators 44
  • Main contractor PCL Constructors
  • Architect WZMH Architects
  • Developer Campeau Corporation
  • Structural engineer Quinn Dressel Associates, Hidi Rae Consulting Engineers

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