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Tower Automotive building on Sterling Road - 1919

Tower Automotive building, opened in 1919 architect: J.W. Schreiber.

Build for Northern Aluminum Co. – later the **AlCan– Canada's tallest building until the Royal York Hotel opened in 1929. This 10 floor structure, containing the elevator gear, likely pushes the height past 53 metres. The ceilings at 158 Sterling Road are at least 4.5 metres high. "It's as high as a modern 12- or 13-storey building!"

It was one of the first industrial buildings in Canada with an elevator.

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  • Uploaded on November 22, 2011
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    by tor tom
    • Camera: Panasonic DMC-ZS5
    • Taken on 2011/11/21 11:26:31
    • Exposure: 0.001s (1/1000)
    • Focal Length: 5.70mm
    • F/Stop: f/3.500
    • ISO Speed: ISO100
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
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