12 September 2019 News articles: Vancouver Landmark Demolished
Vancouver’s Empire Landmark Hotel held the title of the city’s largest free-standing hotel for more than 40 years. Opened in 1973, the building towered 420 feet (128 meters) over Robson Street and extended a further three levels underground, occupying an entire city block in the heart of downtown. Cloud 9, a revolving restaurant at the top, served guests an array of fine dining options paired with breathtaking views. With such a prime location, the hotel and restaurant quickly became a popular destination for tourists and locals alike. But when developers set their sights on revitalizing downtown Vancouver’s bustling West End, it was clear the landmark’s time had come.