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How the Federal Building 'Skypalace' looks today

Today, the space has been repurposed into meeting rooms but as reporter Charles Rusnell discovered on a recent tour, the vestiges of Redford’s grand penthouse remain.
The top floor of the Federal Building near the Alberta legislature is home to the infamous 'Skypalace.' In this tour, CBC reporter Charles Rusnell shows us what is there now and the lavishness of the original plan. 2:02

Nearly two years ago, CBC News revealed former premier Alison Redford had secretly ordered a private penthouse suite - at public expense - for herself and her daughter on the 11th floor of the provincial Edmonton Federal Building.

"Skypalace," as it was dubbed, came to symbolize the sense of entitlement and excess that marked Redford's short but troubled reign.

Today, the space has been repurposed into meeting rooms but as reporter Charles Rusnell discovered on a recent tour, the vestiges of Redford's grand penthouse remain.