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. Inaugurated in 1962, it was baptised with the name as given by the city's founders. Place Ville Marie's shopping centre was the first phase of Montréal's underground city that now extends 33 km in length. The innovative cruciform architecture of the main building allows natural light to penetrate right into the very centre of the structure. From the esplanade, the view of McGill College Avenue extends right to the McGill University campus and just beside is Gerald Gladstone's impressive fountain and bronze sculpture, Female Landscape.