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Vancouver British Columbia- The Sun Tower - 1912_ Beaux Arts Architecture

Vancouver British Columbia- The Sun Tower - 1912_ Beaux Arts Architecture

he Sun Tower is a 17 storey 82 m (269 ft) Beaux-Arts building at 128 West Pender Street in Vancouver, British Columbia. It is known for its faux-patina steel dome painted to imitate copper cladding. Nine nude muses, the "nine maidens" supporting the cornice line can be seen. The terracotta for this building, including the ladies, was made in Tamworth, Staffordshire, England by Gibbs and Canning Limited.


The Sun Tower was commissioned by L. D. Taylor to house his newspaper, The Vancouver World. The intention was that the building would be visible throughout the World's circulation area as the tallest building in the city. John Coughland and Sons of Vancouver had 1,250 tons of steel fabricated for construction.

When it was completed in 1912, it was called the World Building and was the tallest building in the British Empire a

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Photo prise @ Vancouver le 1 juillet 2003 (© Onasill ~ Bill Badzo / Flickr)

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