Aliant Tower


Aliant Tower

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use= Telecommunications
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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.

History

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

* [http://www.skyscraperpage.com/diagrams/?b4697 Diagram from skyscraperpage.com]


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