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Inaugurated in 1962, Place Ville Marie, designed by Sino American architect Ieoh Ming Pei, forms a vast multi-functional complex that includes five office towers and a shopping centre. It was the first phase of Montréal's underground city that now extends 33 km (20.5 miles) in length. From the esplanade, the view of McGill College Avenue extends right to the McGill University campus and the Mount Royal. Just beside is Gerald Gladstone's impressive fountain and bronze sculpture called Female Landscape.