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H.R. MacMillan Space Centre

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Identification

H.R. MacMillan Space Centre
H.R. MacMillan Planetarium
298053

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Structure in General

low-rise building
existing [completed]
concrete
structural expressionism

Usages

planetarium
museum

Facts

  • Opened as the Centennial Museum and H.R. MacMillan Planetarium, with Mayor Tom Campbell and namesake H.R. MacMillan in attendance.
  • The name of the facility was changed to H.R. MacMillan Space Centre on February 23, 2000.
  • The shape of the famous roof rising above Vanier Park was inspired by the shape of local coastal Indian hats.
  • The museum and planetarium complex was a gift of lumber baron Harvey Reginald MacMillan (1885-1976).

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Location

1100 Chestnut Street
1100 Chestnut Street
V6J 3J9
Kitsilano
Vancouver
British Columbia
Canada

Technical Data

28.96 m
4
1967
1968
1997
$1,500,000

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Features & Amenities

  • One of the city's famous buildings
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