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The Bow Tower

The most impressive skyscraper in the Calgary, Alberta, Canada skyline is one that can be seen from miles away. With glass panes reflecting the light and livelihood of the city, the Bow Tower is colloquially known as the most beautiful building in Calgary.

From laying the largest concrete foundation in Canada, to engineering 775 feet upward, building the Bow Tower was no small feat. The iconic building was constructed using CGC products, including: CGC Sheetrock® Brand Gypsum Panels, CGC Sheetrock® Brand UltraLight Panels, CGC Halcyon™ Acoustical Ceiling Panels and the CGC Donn® Brand DX®/DXL™ Acoustical Suspension System.

“We are honored to be a part of such an incredible build,” said Scott Mahony, Director, Marketing and Technical Solutions, CGC. “The products that line the walls and ceilings to support the Bow Tower’s advanced design and framework are a testament to the high quality and performance attributes of our CGC solutions.”

Facts & Figures

  • 900,000 square feet of glass used in the build, which is equal to 15 and a half football fields 
  • 48,000 tonnes of structural steel used in the build, which is 400 times the weight of a blue whale
  • 3 floors with sky gardens provide a park-like environment in the sky
  • 58 stories high
  • #1 tallest building in Calgary