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Fairmont Pacific Rim Hotel

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Identification

Fairmont Pacific Rim Hotel
Estates
101457

Map

Structure in General

skyscraper
existing [completed]
concrete
caisson foundation
glass
curtain wall
modernism

Usages

residential condominium commercial office hotel

Facts

  • Condominium buyers paid $2,100 per square foot for what the realtor called "the front row seats" for the "water-facing units".
  • Open balconies account for 37,252 square feet of total floor space in the tower.
  • Floor space for hotel and general office/live-work is evenly split at 397,600 and 397,919 square feet.
  • Greatest opposition to application came from tenants of Terminal City Club Tower and Shaw Tower.
  • Final plans are first 25 floors as 415 hotel units with top 19 floors as 195 live/work condominiums.
  • Originally proposed with maximum height of 472 feet and re-submitted at 463.72 feet, the city only approved to 458.25 feet, including all building appurtenances.
  • Proposal of October 1, 2003 reduces hotel rooms from 800 to 500 (to level 24), with a live/work element above and a change to the tower form.
  • Proposal amended on May 22, 2003 (Project 1134) to include live/work residential, office and hotel usage.
  • Tower is stepped in at the 35th and 40th levels.
  • Largest high rise building in the city in floor area.
  • Start of construction for Vancouver's largest building, by square footage, is planned for July 2006.
  • November 2005: The Fairmont Pacific Rim will be a five-star, 415-room Fairmont hotel and 173-unit luxury condominium development.
  • October 26, 2005: Urban Design Panel first review of new proposal.
  • September 2005: Property purchased from Fairmont Hotels for $68 million, and original design by VIA Architecture scrapped.

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Location

1038 Canada Place Way
1011 West Cordova Street
1038 Canada Place
V6C 0B9
Burrard Landing
Downtown
Vancouver
British Columbia
Canada

Technical Data

458.26 ft
44
6
2006
2009
506
$350,000,000

Involved Companies


James KM Cheng Architects Inc.
Hulbert Group International, Inc.

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