Aliant Tower

Aliant Tower

Infobox Skyscraper
building_name= Aliant Tower

location= downtown Moncton
constructed= 1971
use= Telecommunications
antenna_spire= 127m
owner= Aliant

The Aliant Tower, formerly known as the NBTel Tower, is a 127 metre high tower of reinforced concrete located in Moncton, New Brunswick, Canada. It is used to provide directional radio services. It is the tallest radio tower in Atlantic Canada.


The NBTel Tower was the subject of litigation in "John Maryon Int Ltd v. NB Telephone Co" [1982] N.B.J. No. 387 (N.B. C.A.). In his decision on the case, Justice LaForest provided substantial background on the early history of the tower:

:In early 1970 the New Brunswick Telephone Company, Limited (N.B.Tel) learned that plans had been approved by the City of Moncton for the construction of the Place L'Assomption development, a new high-rise business complex in the heart of the city. This development would block the transmission of microwave messages to and from N.B.Tel's 135 feet steel tower located in downtown Moncton. As a result, N.B.Tel decided to build a new and higher tower, and in June 1970 it invited several consulting engineers to submit proposals for the construction of the new tower.

:John Maryon International Ltd. (Maryon International) was selected as consultant to design and arrange for its construction.

:Construction work had in fact already started on September 21, 1970, when excavation for the foundation was begun. The slip form method of construction, whereby concrete is poured into forms continuously moving upwards, was recommended and used in constructing the tower shaft. The slip form began on November 4, 1970, and was finished on November 20, 1970. Other aspects of the work proceeded with similar celerity, and the tower was completed and fully operational by the following summer. It was officially opened at the beginning of June 1971.

ee also

* List of tallest buildings in Moncton

External links

* [ Diagram from]

Wikimedia Foundation. 2010.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Bell Aliant Tower — The Bell Aliant Tower as seen from ground level General information Type Telecommunications Location Down …   Wikipedia

  • Moncton — For other uses, see Moncton (disambiguation). Moncton   City   From top left: Moncton skyline at night, the Capitol Theatre …   Wikipedia

  • Assumption Place — Infobox Skyscraper building name= Assumption Place caption= preceded= year built= surpassed= year highest= year end= plural= location= 770 Main st. Moncton status= groundbreaking= constructed= 1972 est completion= opening= destroyed= use= office… …   Wikipedia

  • Greater Moncton International Airport — Moncton/Greater Moncton International Airport IATA: YQM – ICAO: CYQM – WMO: 71705 …   Wikipedia

  • Moncton Museum — Established 1974 Location Moncton, New Brunswick Type Municipal …   Wikipedia

  • Mapleton Park — For the athletic park in New York, see Mapleton Park, Brooklyn. Mapleton Park Mapleton Park in autumn Type Urban park Location …   Wikipedia

  • Petitcodiac River — Petitcodiac River …   Wikipedia

  • Magnetic Hill (Canada) — View from the front View in reverse Photos of the Magnetic Hill. F …   Wikipedia

  • Moncton Coliseum — Colisée de Moncton Location 377 Killam Drive, Moncton, New Brunswick, E1C 3T1 Coordinates …   Wikipedia

  • Champlain Place — Place Champlain Place Location Dieppe (Moncton), New Brunswick Coordinates …   Wikipedia