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The Fairmont Hotel Vancouver

Identification

The Fairmont Hotel Vancouver
the Hotel Vancouver
112911

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Structure in General

skyscraper
existing [completed]
steel
chateauesque

Usages

hotel
shop(s)

Facts

  • Originally was to be named Hotel British Columbia.
  • Vancouver's tallest building from 1939-1972.
  • The distinctive green roof is made of oxidized copper.
  • The exterior has carvings of mythological figures such as griffins and flying horses, and parapets embellished with Gothic gargoyles with the interior mainly mahogany, brass and crystal.
  • The Grand Opening was on May 25, 1939.
  • Fully renovated in 1989 and again in 1999.
  • Rushed to completion for the Royal Visit of King George VI and Queen Elizabeth.
  • The $7 million hotel stalled during the depression taking 10 years from start to finish, with no work performed at all for 5 consecutive years.
  • Guest rooms and suites are located on 14 floors.
  • This is the third Hotel Vancouver to be built in the city; the first was open 1887-1916, the second 1916-1939, all in different locations downtown.
  • Robin Williams always stays here when in Vancouver.

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Location

900 West Georgia Street
V6C 2W6
Downtown
Vancouver
British Columbia
Canada

Technical Data

369.00 ft
363.00 ft
17
Dec 1928
May 1939
1999
$12,000,000

Involved Companies

construction company, owner, steel supplier, tenant

Features & Amenities

  • One of the city's famous buildings
  • City landmark
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