Towering Over An Empire
Sun Tower was built in 1912. The building was commissioned by L.D. Taylor, longtime mayor of Vancouver, to house The Vancouver World newspaper. W.T. Whiteway, the architect for the original Woodwards building, drafted the design. When it was completed, the 17-storey tower was the tallest building in all of the British Empire.
The Vancouver Sun bought the building in 1937, and renamed it Sun Tower. Although The Sun has long since relocated to other offices, the building has been known by that name ever since. The ornate architectural details, bold symmetry, and green dome roof has stood as a proud icon of Vancouver’s history for years.
Real history is hard to come by in Vancouver. Sun Tower is imbued with an undeniably fascinating profile, and a real soul. Today, Sun Tower stands for a bold new culture of creative innovation and inspiration.
Sun Capital purchased the building in 2008. There followed a complete overhaul of the building fabric and interiors. In turn, the tower was sold to current owners Allied Properties REIT in August 2011. The story of Sun Tower goes on.