Crews began boarding-up the block in July 2004 turning Thurlow & Georgia into 'preview corner'.
Sidewalk widths: Thurlow St. - 15 ft., Alberni St. - 20 ft., West Georgia St. - 25 ft.
Level 61 is a residential roof garden penthouse of 630 square metres with a swimming pool and 360-degree view, selling at $13 million.
March 8, 2007: construction reached about 20% of the tower's overall height as the 15th floor was in the process of being poured.
This is the city's heaviest structure and required an excavation to a depth of 85 feet below grade and the removal of 80,000 cubic metres of spoil.
October 2005 saw the completion of the core foundation footing, a 100-foot by 100-foot by 12-foot deep block of steel-reinforced concrete.
The project provided 3.1 million man-hours of employment, saw 15,000 truckloads of earth excavated, required 51,000 cubic metres of concrete, and 7,000 tons of reinforcing steel.
The tower crane was dismantled and lowered to the ground during the weekend of July 12-13, 2008.
The hotel's 6,500-square-foot CHI spa, inspired by Asian healing philosophies, is the largest in the city and first of its kind in North America.
During the height of construction activity 1,000 workers were on site constructing 1 floor per week.
Features a curated public sculpture garden.
This is Vancouver's tallest building.
Its many retail uses include a large grocery store.
Urban Design Panel, 5/26/04: Project is striving to obtain LEED certification with the goal of silver.
Floor space ratio was increased from 9.0 to 12.81.
The hotel guestrooms, averaging 550 square feet, are among the largest in Canada.
Penthouse listed at $7.4 million (June 2005).
A 119-room hotel, including restaurants and spa, takes up the first 15 floors. General live-work homes (227 units) are on floors 16 to 42 and private access residential units on floors 43-59 (63 units) with three penthouses on floor 61.
The construction crane was fitted with lights on November 13, 2007 becoming the highest illuminated crane ever in the city's skyline. When topped out, the illuminated crane stood over 700 feet above the streets.
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