Here’s a recently completed Henriquez Parners project for Westbank. Architect Gregory Henriquez said it is “the most beautiful residential building I have ever designed”. It has a curved face looking out to English Bay, with a more conventional streetwall facing 6th Avenue. If it was located Downtown it would be a midrise building, but on Burrard Slopes it’s a tower, with 47 strata units on 15 floors.
We’ve tried to compare the finished article with the initial render – and in many ways it’s a close fit. The one glaringly obvious difference when trying to replicate the image is that by some strange oversight the render omits the Granville Street offramp that cuts across the view. To achieve the exact angle portrayed you would be under the bridge looking at the mid 90’s lowrise building to the north.