By Daryl Mitchell from Saskatoon, Canada
1881 Scarth Street | Regina, SK
McCallum Hill Centre
A point of interest on the Historical Downtown Regina Audio Walking Tour, available on the Tripvia Tours App for Android & iPhone.
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Take a look up. Way up. See two pretty identical buildings on either side of Scarth street? You're looking at the Mccallum Hill Center. Funny enough, one of the two towers, is two stories taller than the other. Can you tell which one is taller?
At 22 stories tall, tower one, on the West side of the street stands the tallest. The Mccallum Hill Center towers are cast in place concrete structures, with blue semi reflective glass curtain walls. One of the distinguishing features of these office towers is the 11 degree splayed walls.
The twin towers are arguably Regina's most distinctive skyscrapers. Tower one sits on the site of the original Mccallum Hill building, Regina's tallest building and first skyscraper.
The old Mccallum Hill office building was built in 1912 and faced beautiful Victoria park. It dominated the Regina Skyline for years. For the folks who love explosions, you know who you are, listen to this.
In 1982, the Mccallum Hill building was imploded in just 6 seconds, with 200 pounds of explosives!
Historical Downtown Tour
This POI is featured on the Regina Historical Downtown Audio Walking Tour, part of the Tripvia Tours mobile app available for Android & Apple.
All audio walking tours are self-guided and include fully narrated commentary.
Tours can be downloaded on WIFI and don't use any mobile date during tour.
Each POI has a fun multiple choice trivia challenge you can test your skills on.
The trivia questions are separate from the commentary and completely optional.
The app keeps score for you so you can challenge your friends and family.