Tower Automotive building on Sterling Road - 1919

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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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Alla Saed on February 15, 2012

صورة رائعة البوم مميز تحيات م علاء سعيد من ليبيا like

Tomros on February 15, 2012

Wonderful to get a voice from Libya!

csiszerd on March 17, 2012

Old, but still modern building - great photo! Like!

Greetings, Dezső

Tomros on March 18, 2012

Thanks Dezső, I will have to visit this area again, to see if it is still standing.

The original plan called for several buildings to be saved from demolition, but only this one survived!

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