Calgary's Brookfield Place throws shade on The Bow

Calgary's tallest building, The Bow, will have to settle for second place from now on in the race to the top as Brookfield Place surpasses it.

Brookfield Place has reached 247 metres, a full 11 metres higher than The Bow

Brookfield Place, centre of this artist's rendering, is now taller than The Bow tower. (Supplied)

Calgary's tallest building will have to settle for second place from now on as construction on a new tower in downtown officially marked a milestone this week.

Brookfield Place is now 247 metres at its highest point, compared to The Bow's 236-metre height.

Brookfield Place, top, has overtaken The Bow as Calgary's tallest building. (Mike Symington/Evelyne Asselin)

Brookfield spokesperson Andrew Willis says the core of the building is at the 56-storey level while the steel exterior is currently 54 storeys.

Brookfield Place is now the tallest building west of Toronto.

Construction will continue into late 2017.

A view from the top of Brookfield Place in March during construction, which was taken by a carpenter working on the project. (James Ayres)