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City Hall

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Identification

City Hall
112858

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Structure in General

high-rise building
existing [completed]
steel
white
art deco

Usages

commercial office

Facts

  • The topic of a new city hall was a controversy for ten years before Mayor G.G. McGeer put an end to it.
  • Construction from start to finish took exactly 11 months.
  • The building transitions between the vertical, highly ornamented Art Deco style and the simpler, more horizontal Moderne.
  • After 69 years in operation the neon clocks at the top had to be stopped and replaced, May-June 2005.
  • The top of the building is 323 feet above sea level.
  • Designated a Heritage Building in 1976.

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Location

453 West 12th Avenue
453 West 12th Avenue
V5Y 1V4
Mount Pleasant
Vancouver
British Columbia
Canada

Technical Data

155.84 ft
12
Jan 1936
Dec 1936
$1,000,000

Involved Companies

Townley & Matheson

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Features & Amenities

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