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Sun Tower

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Identification

Sun Tower
112892

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Structure in General

high-rise building
existing [completed]
steel
brick
applied masonry
beaux-arts / historism

Usages

office

Facts

  • Offices of The Vancouver Sun newspaper 1924-1964.
  • Crowned by a three-story beaux arts copper roof.
  • 1,250 tons of steel were fabricated for the tower.
  • The domed roof is fully flood-lamped at night.
  • The heritage building was developed by Vancouver mayor L.D. Taylor, who ran his Vancouver World newspaper enterprise here from 1912-1915.
  • Opened as the World Building.
  • Nine naked muses support the cornice line.
  • Once was the "tallest building in the British Empire".
  • Tallest building in Canada for two years until Toronto's 20-story Optima Business Centre (Royal Bank Building) opened in 1914.

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Location

100 West Pender Street
128 West Pender Street
V6B 1R8
Downtown
Vancouver
British Columbia
Canada

Technical Data

270.14 ft
17
1911
1912

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Features & Amenities

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