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About Richmond

190,473 in city
2,285,893 in metro
128 km² (49 mi²)
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Richmond lies immediately south of Vancouver across the Fraser River. It is home to the Vancouver International Airport which welcomes 18 million passengers a year and over 20,000 employees each day. The community has a strict building height restriction due to the airport. Although not one building is more than 18 stories high there are nonetheless dozens of hotel, office and apartment towers between 10 and 18 floors including the new Hilton and Marriott. Richmond is an island and its topography is flat as a pancake. The city is surrounded by an extensive dyke system since overall it is 2 feet below sea level. Richmond is the most asian city in Canada (over 40% of its population) resulting in buildings and signage everywhere reflecting its citizens origins. In fact, the city is home to the largest "Asian" shopping centre outside of Asia.

No. of Buildings

No. Current status
117 All Buildings

Tallest Buildings

# Building Height Year
1 Sandman Signature Hotel Vancouver Airport 189 ft 1983
2 Monaco at the Palms 168 ft 2000
3 Imperial Grand 168 ft 1993
4 Residence at Richmond Inn 162 ft 1997
5 London Plaza 158 ft 1994

Building types

No. Type
94 high-rise building
21 low-rise building
1 airport tower
1 silo