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1250 RENé-LéVESQUE, also known as the IBM-MARATHON TOWER, is a 226 m (741 ft), 47-story skyscraper in Montreal
Montreal
, Quebec
Quebec
, Canada
Canada
. The building was designed by Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates for IBM
IBM
Canada and Marathon Realty, hence the former name "IBM-Marathon". It is now named for its address at 1250 René Lévesque Boulevard
René Lévesque Boulevard
West, in the Ville-Marie borough of Downtown Montreal
Montreal
. It is adjacent to the Bell Centre and Windsor Station to the south, and stands on the site of the former American Presbyterian Church. It is connected to the Bonaventure metro station and the underground city network.

1250 is currently owned and managed by global real estate investor, developer and owner Oxford Properties
Oxford Properties
and is still partially occupied by IBM.

CONTENTS

* 1 Architecture * 2 Tenants * 3 See also * 4 References * 5 External links

ARCHITECTURE

View from the North, right beside La Laurentienne Building .

1250 René-Lévesque's architecture is based on another skyscraper by Kohn Pedersen Fox, the 51-story Westend Tower in Frankfurt
Frankfurt
, Germany
Germany
. The design is partly dictated by the building's position at the western edge of the downtown core, with its shape forming a boundary between the commercial center and the residential periphery. As such it has a markedly rectangular footprint, being very elongated on a north-south axis. Like its Frankfurt
Frankfurt
counterpart, emphasis is given to the east and west façades, which have opposed yet complementary appearances that strongly relate to the urban area they face. The modern -style western façade, facing the residential periphery, is a straight granite -clad wall covered with square windows, with irregular setbacks creating the appearance of several superimposed slabs. Conversely the postmodern -style eastern façade, facing the commercial center, is dominated by an outwardly-curved glass curtain wall that extends past the southern edge, creating a suspended vertical "fin" that emphasizes the structure's impression of lightness and thrust. The narrow north wall recesses in a series of setbacks , allowing the building to keep its human scale at street level. At the lowest setback , the 4-floor atrium includes a bamboo -planted winter garden , and a food court on a mezzanine . At the building top, a spire /antenna is integrated to the north walls of the last few floors and extends 31 metres beyond the mechanical penthouse above the 47th floor.

Montreal's downtown area is now expanding beyond the building's "boundary", with the two towers of the recently completed Cité du commerce électronique in the west. The height of those towers increases towards the 1250 and the city center, creating a "staircase effect" in the skyline.

TENANTS

* Air Liquide
Air Liquide
Canada
Canada
* Bayer
Bayer
* BMO Harris Bank * Canaccord Financial Inc * Chubb Corp. * CIBC Wood Gundy * Credit Suisse
Credit Suisse
* Deutsche Bank * Wells Fargo Equipment Finance * LASIK MD * Macquarie Group * McKinsey ">

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Canada
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Air Liquide
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Montreal
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Montreal
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Montreal
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* t * e

IBM
IBM

HISTORY

* History of IBM
IBM
* Mergers and acquisitions * Think (motto) * Operating Systems

PRODUCTS

* Cell microprocessor * Mainframe * Personal Computer * IBM
IBM
Power Systems * Information Management Software * Lotus Software * Rational Software * SPSS
SPSS
* ILOG * Tivoli Software : Service Automation Manager * WebSphere * alphaWorks * Criminal Reduction Utilising Statistical History * Mashup Center * PureQuery * Redbooks * FlashSystem * Fortran * Connections

BUSINESS ENTITIES

* Center for The Business of Government * Cloud computing * Global Services * International subsidiaries * jStart * Kenexa * Research * The Weather Company
The Weather Company
(Weather Underground )

FACILITIES

* Towers

* 1250 René-Lévesque, Montreal, QC * One Atlantic Center, Atlanta, GA

* Software Labs

* Rome Software Lab * Toronto Software Lab

* IBM
IBM
Buildings

* 330 North Wabash, Chicago, IL * Johannesburg * Seattle

* Research Labs

* Africa * Almaden * Austin Laboratory * Australia * Brazil * China Laboratory * Haifa Laboratory * India Laboratory * Ireland * Thomas J. Watson Center, New York * Tokyo * Zurich Laboratory

* Facilities

* Hakozaki Facility * Yamato Facility

* Cambridge Scientific Center * IBM
IBM
Hursley * Canada
Canada
Head Office Building * IBM
IBM
Rochester * Somers Office Complex

INITIATIVES

* Academy of Technology * Centers for Advanced Studies : CASCON * Deep Thunder * IBM
IBM
Fellow * Pulse conference * The Great Mind Challenge * DeveloperWorks : Develothon * Linux Technology Center * IBM
IBM
Virtual Universe Community * Smarter Planet * World Community Grid

INVENTIONS

* Automated teller machine * Electronic keypunch * Hard disk drive * Floppy disk * DRAM * Relational model
Relational model
* Selectric typewriter * Financial swaps * Universal Product Code * Magnetic stripe card
Magnetic stripe card
* Sabre airline reservation system * Scanning tunneling microscope
Scanning tunneling microscope

TERMINOLOGY

* Globally Integrated Enterprise * Commercial Processing Workload * Consumability * e-business

CEOS

* Thomas J. Watson (1914–1956) * Thomas Watson Jr. (1956–1971) * T. Vincent Learson
T. Vincent Learson
(1971–1973) * Frank T. Cary (1973–1981) * John R. Opel (1981–1985) * John Fellows Akers (1985–1993) * Louis V. Gerstner Jr.
Louis V. Gerstner Jr.
(1993–2002) * Samuel J. Palmisano (2002–2011) * Ginni Rometty
Ginni Rometty
(2012–present)

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

* Alain Belda * William R. Brody * Kenneth Chenault
Kenneth Chenault
* Michael L. Eskew * David Farr
David Farr
* Shirley Ann Jackson
Shirley Ann Jackson
* Andrew N. Liveris * James McNerney * James W. Owens * Samuel J. Palmisano * Virginia M. Rometty * Joan E. Spero * Sidney Taurel * Lorenzo Zambrano

OTHER

* A Boy and His Atom * Common Public License / IBM
IBM
Public License * Customer engineer * Deep Blue * Deep Thought * Dynamic infrastructure * GUIDE International * IBM
IBM
and the Holocaust * IBM
IBM
international chess tournament * Lucifer cipher * Mathematica * SHARE computing * ScicomP * Watson * Quantum Experience

* v * t * e

Montreal
Montreal
skyscrapers

OVER 150 M

* 1000 de La Gauchetière * 1250 René-Lévesque * Tour de la Bourse * Place Ville Marie
Place Ville Marie
* Tour des Canadiens * CIBC Tower * 1501 McGill College
1501 McGill College
* Complexe Desjardins, South Tower

125 M TO 149 M

* Deloitte Tower * Le V * KPMG Tower
KPMG Tower
* Telus Tower * Château Champlain
Château Champlain
* 500 Place D\'Armes * Complexe Desjardins, East Tower * Scotia Tower * Complexe Maisonneuve
Complexe Maisonneuve
* Bell Media Tower * 1000 Sherbrooke West * Terminal Tower

100 M TO 124 M

* Altitude Montreal
Montreal
* Altoria * Sun Life Building * Le Port-Royal * Royal Bank Tower * 400 Sherbrooke West * E-Commerce Place
E-Commerce Place
* Centre Sheraton * 1010 de La Gauchetière * Hydro-Québec Building * Complexe Desjardins, North Tower * AXA Center * Le Châtel Apartments * Evo Square Victoria * 500 René-Lévesque West * Maison Radio- Canada
Canada
* Hotel Omni Mont-Royal * 1010 Sherbrooke West * La Laurentienne Building * Alexis Nihon Plaza III * Hôtel le Crystal * Gouverneur Hotel Place Dupuis * Intercontinental Montreal
Montreal
Hotel * Alexis Nihon Plaza II * 2020 Robert-Bourassa * Evolo 1 * Evolo 2 * 2250 Guy

UNDER CONSTRUCTION

* L\'Avenue * Roccabella * Icône * Le Peterson * Tom Condos * Holiday Inn Downtown Montreal
Montreal
* YUL Condos * Maison Manuvie * AC Hotel Montreal
Montreal

* v * t * e

Landmarks of Montreal
Montreal

MUSEUMS

* Château Ramezay * Centre d\'histoire de Montréal * Biodome * Maison Saint-Gabriel Museum * Montreal
Montreal
Biosphère * Canadian Centre for Architecture
Canadian Centre for Architecture
* McCord Museum * Montreal
Montreal
Insectarium * Montreal
Montreal
Museum of Fine Arts * Musée d\'art contemporain * Pointe-à-Callière Museum
Pointe-à-Callière Museum
* Redpath Museum * Rio Tinto Alcan Planetarium * The Fur Trade at Lachine National Historic Site * Montreal
Montreal
Science Centre * Sir George-Étienne Cartier National Historic Site * Fort de l\'Île Sainte-Hélène * Just for Laughs Museum (closed)

CHURCHES

* Christ Church Cathedral * Church of St. Michael and St. Anthony
Church of St. Michael and St. Anthony
* Mary, Queen of the World Cathedral
Mary, Queen of the World Cathedral
* Notre-Dame Basilica * Saint James United Church * Saint Joseph\'s Oratory

SKYSCRAPERS

* 1000 de La Gauchetière * 1250 René-Lévesque * 1501 McGill College
1501 McGill College
* Tour de la Bourse * Place Ville Marie
Place Ville Marie
* Tour CIBC * Sun Life Building * Complexe Desjardins * Westmount Square
Westmount Square
* Maison Radio- Canada
Canada

OTHER STRUCTURES

* Atwater Market * Bell Centre * Big Orange * Bonsecours Market
Bonsecours Market
* Château Dufresne * Montreal
Montreal
Casino * Mount Royal Chalet * Grande Bibliothèque * Habitat 67 * Hurtubise House
Hurtubise House
* Jean-Talon Market * Montreal
Montreal
City Hall * Montreal
Montreal
Clock Tower * Montreal
Montreal
Forum * Mount Royal Cross * Olympic Stadium * Palais des congrès de Montréal
Palais des congrès de Montréal
* Place Bonaventure * Place des Arts
Place des Arts
* Windsor Station * Montreal
Montreal
World Trade Centre * Underground City

NATURE AND PARKS

* Angrignon Park * Bois-de-l\'Île-Bizard Nature Park * Bois-de-Liesse Nature Park
Bois-de-Liesse Nature Park
* Cap-Saint-Jacques Nature Park
Cap-Saint-Jacques Nature Park
* Jarry Park
Jarry Park
* Parc Jean-Drapeau
Parc Jean-Drapeau
* Jeanne-Mance Park * Lachine Canal
Lachine Canal
* La Fontaine Park * L\'Anse-à-l\'Orme Nature Park * Maisonneuve Park * Montreal
Montreal
Botanical Garden

* Mount Royal
Mount Royal

* George-Étienne Cartier Monument

* Old Port * Olympic Park * Oxford Park * Pointe-aux-Prairies Nature Park
Pointe-aux-Prairies Nature Park
* Ruisseau-De Montigny Nature Park
Ruisseau-De Montigny Nature Park

SQUARES

* Cabot Square * Champ de Mars * Dorchester Square * Phillips Square
Phillips Square
* Place d\'Armes * Place du Canada
Canada
* Place Émilie-Gamelin
Place Émilie-Gamelin
* Place Jacques-Cartier * Place Jean-Paul Riopelle * Saint-Louis Square
Saint-Louis Square
* Victoria Square * Place d\'Youville

ISLANDS

* Île Bizard
Île Bizard
* Île de la Visitation
Île de la Visitation
* Island of Montreal
Montreal
* Notre Dame Island * Nuns\' Island * Saint Helen\'s Island

TRANSPORTATION

* Central Station * Montreal
Montreal
Metro * Société de transport de Montréal
Société de transport de Montréal
* Réseau de transport métropolitain * Gare d\'autocars de Montréal * Trudeau Airport

EVENTS

* Canadian Grand Prix * Divers/Cité
Divers/Cité
* Fantasia International Film Festival * Festival du Nouveau Cinéma * Les FrancoFolies * Just for Laughs * L\'International des Feux Loto-Québec * Montreal
Montreal
International Jazz Festival * Montreal
Montreal
World Film Festival * Tam-Tams

CEMETERIES

* Notre Dame des Neiges Cemetery
Notre Dame des Neiges Cemetery

ESTABLISHMENTS

* Fairmount Bagel * La Banquise * La Ronde * Moishes Steakhouse * Montreal
Montreal
Pool Room * Schwartz\'s * St-Viateur Bagel * Wilensky\'s * Belmont Park (closed) * Ben\'s (closed)

RELATED

* National Historic Sites in Montreal
Montreal
* Historic places in Montreal
Montreal

* CATEGORY:MONTREAL * PORTAL:MONTREAL * WIKIPROJECT:MONTREAL

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