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Rising Towers At Niagara Falls

The roar of falling water at Canada's most famous natural landmark is now echoing against the walls of a soaring hotel tower. The 53-storey Hilton Niagara Falls Fallsview opened in July as Phase 1 ($1...

August 1, 2009   Canadian Consulting Engineer

The roar of falling water at Canada’s most famous natural landmark is now echoing against the walls of a soaring hotel tower. The 53-storey Hilton Niagara Falls Fallsview opened in July as Phase 1 ($120-million) of an ongoing building program. It is the tallest hotel tower in Canada. Design was by Stanford Downey Architect, with Quinn Dressel Associates as structural engineers, and Smith & Andersen as mechanical/electrical engineers.

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Montreal Symphony Orchestra hall under way

A new concert hall is being constructed for the Montreal Symphony Orchestra in downtown Montreal, to open in 2011. Groupe immobilier Ovation, a limited partnership wholly owned by SNC-Lavalin, has been given the contract to design, build, finance, operate and maintain the 2,100-seat hall. It is being constructed on the northeast corner of Place des Arts, next to the Salle Wilfrid-Pelletier where the Montreal Symphony currently performs.

SNC-Lavalin has hired Toronto- based Diamond & Schmitt as one of its architects –the same firm that designed the acoustically acclaimed Four Seasons Centre for the Arts for the home of the Canadian Opera Company in Toronto. SNC-Lavalin (Charles Chebl., ing.) is doing the structural, mechanical and electrical engineering, as well as construction.


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