Fairmont Pacific Rim

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Fairmont Pacific Rim
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Fairmont Pacific Rim
General information
Location 1038 Canada Place
Coordinates 49°17′17″N 123°6′59″W / 49.28806°N 123.11639°W / 49.28806; -123.11639Coordinates: 49°17′17″N 123°6′59″W / 49.28806°N 123.11639°W / 49.28806; -123.11639
Opening February 4, 2010[1]
Management Fairmont Hotels & Resorts
Technical details
Floor count 48 (22 hotel)
Design and construction
Architect James KM Cheng Architects Inc.
Developer Westbank & Peterson Group
Other information
Number of rooms 377
Website
Official Site

Fairmont Pacific Rim is an upscale hotel and condominium building in Vancouver, British Columbia. It stands at 140 m or 48 stories tall and was completed just prior to the 2010 Winter Olympics on February 4, 2010.

History[edit]

The skyscraper, which is part of the Fairmont Hotels and Resorts chain, is located at 1038 Canada Place in Downtown Vancouver in the Coal Harbour neighbourhood by the Burrard Inlet waterfront. Right beside the Shaw Tower, it is also attached to the West Building of the Vancouver Convention & Exhibition Centre. The Southern and Eastern exteriors are wrapped with an art installation of a Liam Gillick poem.[2]

This is the fourth Fairmont Hotel in the Vancouver Metropolitan Area. The hotel occupies the first 22 floors of the building, with the remaining floors being condominiums.[3]

The condominiums were sold at a price of $2,100 per square foot, one of the highest in Canada at the time.[4]

Glee actor Cory Monteith was found dead in his room on July 13, 2013. He was 31 years old. His cause of death was a toxic overdose of heroin and alcohol.[5]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ New Fairmont Pacific Rim Readies To Open Their Doors in Vancouver[dead link]
  2. ^ "Poetry embraces Vancouver hotel tower", Vancouver Sun, August 28, 2008.
  3. ^ "A Building Boom to Welcome the Winter Games", New York Times, January 13, 2008.
  4. ^ "King of high-price condos coming to town", Toronto Star, February 10, 2007.
  5. ^ "'Glee' star Cory Monteith found dead in hotel in Canada". CNN. Retrieved July 14, 2013. 

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