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Old January 14th, 2015, 07:48 AM   #1
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VANCOUVER | Waterfront Tower | 122m+ | 26 fl | Pro

New 26 Storey “Waterfront Tower” Proposed For Gastown

What is currently a parking lot between Waterfront Station and The Landing, could soon be a 26-storey glass tower in Gastown.

Designed by internationally renowned architects, The “Waterfront Tower” has been proposed for 555 Cordova St. by Cadillac Fairview. According to its website, the building is designed to maximize available natural light and reduce internal glare by responding to the arc of the sun. It will also offer distinctive amenities such as conference facilities, fitness/changing rooms, and uninterrupted views of the water and mountains from every floor.

In addition, tenants of Waterfront Tower will be able to share in the amenities of the adjacent Cadillac Fairview-owned Waterfront Properties complex, which comprises of 200 Granville, PriceWaterhouse Coopers Place, Waterfront Centre, and the Station building. Shared amenities include Yoga and Fitness Classes, meeting and conference rooms, bicycle storage, and car-washing services. The Waterfront Properties complex also houses popular restaurants, including Miku, Rogue, and Hapa Izakaya.

The land has previously been zoned for an office building, so there will not be a scheduled public hearing. Instead, the public has until Thursday, January 22nd, to e-mail or write to the city of Vancouver with their comments and concerns.

One of the top issues regarding the project will be the tower’s height. It is designed 13 metres over the city’s view cone standards. In the past, the city of Vancouver has been very strict with these rules, which are put in place to protect the views of the mountains.

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Old January 14th, 2015, 03:47 PM   #2
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Looks like Edmonton in the background
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Good to see that public access is being maintained to the fabulous view of the harbour from this site. Looks like a great project.
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the base is stunning.
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Very good adition to Vancity!
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Beatifull tower.
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Major changes will be made to a development proposal at 555 West Cordova, dubbed the ‘origami’ office tower.
The 26-storey glass and steel design was rejected by the City of Vancouver’s Urban Design Panel (UDP) due to the issues with the building massing, particularly with the lower portion of the structure and how it overhangs and ‘obscures’ the old CPR Station building.

Original design :

Within the constraints of the new design principles, the building will be pushed back towards the rear of the development site next to Waterfront Station and rotated 90 degrees to open up the space on the West Cordova Street frontage to create a large plaza area. With the rotation, the building is positioned in an east-west axis instead of a north-south axis.

In addition to the shifting and rotation, the design of the building’s lower floors in relation to the cornices of both Waterfront Station and the adjacent Landing office building have changed. The ground level is now porous, as requested by the UDP, so that the public can walk through the site and see views of the harbour and mountains.


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That is a real cool design. That footprint is tiny.

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I'd love A tower in The Netherlands to have such A small footprint on groundlevel.
Nice design.
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