One Wall Centre
Structure in general
- The narrow elliptical shape allows only four apartments per floor.
- Sloping mechanical floor cap is 41.45 feet at its western end and fully flood-lamped, backlit at night.
- Like many buildings One Wall has no 13th floor.
- Sheraton Wall Centre North Tower at 1001 Hornby St.
- "938 Nelson Residences" occupy floors 34-48.
- 75 foot deep excavation, city's deepest to-date.
- First Annual CLIMB the WALL, the Marathon of StairClimbs, was run on January 13, 2002.
- Awarded "Best New Skyscraper of the Year 2001 for Design and Functionality" by SKYSCRAPERS.COM.
- Situated on downtown's highest elevation point.
- "Light Pipe" installed July 19, 2001 is 26.25 feet.
- The Sheraton Wall Centre occupies two towers in Wall Centre and is the city's largest hotel.
- Largest hotel west of Toronto with 733 rooms following The Fairmont Banff Springs with 770.
- The 4th annual Climb the Wall event was held February 20, 2005, sponsored by the BC Lung Association and attended by the Vancouver Firefighters, racing in full gear up the 739 steps.
- City's tallest building from 2001-2008 with the completion of Living Shangri-La.
- Tower has 25 hotel floors (lower) with 344 rooms and 17 condo floors (upper) with 74 units; another 389 hotel rooms are in adjoining tower at Sheraton Wall Centre Hotel.
- To counter wind-induced movement, the building contains two tuned liquid column dampers, each of which is four storeys in height and takes the form of a 230-ton, 50,000-gallon water tank. The use of this type of damper was the first of its kind in the world.
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Features & Amenities
- One of the city's famous buildings
- Tuned mass damper is installed