Downtown: Neighbourhood numbers

54 thousand, the number of residents living downtown in 2011, equal to roughly nine per cent of all Vancouverites.

2 per cent of Vancouverites, roughly 6,585 people, who lived downtown in 1971.

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14.8 million dollars, today's assessed value of PH1, the 5,109 square-foot penthouse atop Shangri-La, which was purchased for $7.4 million in 2008 before the city's tallest tower was completed.

142 The height (in metres) of the Vancouver Harbour Air Traffic Control Tower at 200 Granville St., making it the highest in the world from the ground up.

117 The projected policing cost (in thousands of dollars) of a 2011 celebration parade had the Canucks won the Stanley Cup.

1,316 The distance (in metres) from Rogers Arena to The Roxy Cabaret at 923 Granville St.

10 The average number of liquor pour-outs on Friday and Saturday nights by Vancouver police officers.

5 The ranking, out of 10, of the Vancouver Canucks for the team with the most annoying fans, according to Spike.com in 2009. Wrote the cable television channel on its online magazine in 2009: "Next time you see a suspected pyramid-schemer in the corner of a trendy wine bar sporting a $200 hair cut, $900 suit, and emanating a distinct air of scumbag from his Drakkar Noir-soaked pores, go ahead and ask him about Kevin Bieksa, because odds are he's a Vancouver Canucks fan and doesn't want to cry himself to sleep again before throwing out obscene predictions about the Norris Trophy."

3,991 The Canadian Football League record (in individual points) held by former B.C. Lions kicker and East Side legend Lui Passaglia who won the Grey Cup three times, including a 1994 victory at B.C Place.

12 The number of cars comprising the train set that winds around the ceiling of the Railway Club at Seymour and Dunsmuir.

8 The number of ingredients — Avalon organic milk, organic cane sugar, toasted pecans, caramelized pecans, Quebec maple syrup, maldon sea salt, guar and carob — in Bella Gelateria's toasted pecan gelato, which took home the two top prizes at the 2012 Florence Gelato Festival. "Eight ingredients for first place. It's pretty humbling, even today," said owner and recipe creator James Coleridge. "They're making some of our flavours in Italy."

391 lights, including 262 light-emitting diodes (LEDs) that make Science World sparkle. The 15-watt LEDs display a full colour spectrum and can show an estimated 16 million different colours.

63 The decline in the number of cruise ships that arrived in Vancouver in 2012 compared to four years earlier.

191 The number of cruise ships that brought an estimated $666,000 to the city in 2012, roughly a quarter less than in 2008 when the passengers from 254 ships spent $854,000.

50 The optimal speed (in kilometres-per-hour) to cross the Burrard Bridge to take full advantage of its architectural design. At that speed, the pillars seem to disappear, revealing an unobstructed view of the Strait of Georgia and False Creek.

18 The number of copies in circulation of Douglas Copeland's City of Glass at the Vancouver Public Library.

340 The number of times The Hunger Games was checked out of the central, downtown branch of the Vancouver Public Library in 2012, making it the most-circulated book, fiction or non-fiction.

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