Here’s a building that’s just seeing construction completed. Replacing the Farmer Building, a three storey building dating from 1922, the new MCM designed office and retail project adds a bit more volume (and additional office space) at the corner of Robson and Granville, across the street from the re-purposed Eatons/Sears building.
Most of the second floor of the new building (and obviously part of the main floor as well) has been leased to Old Navy, the Gap’s low-budget cousin. The original rather odd perspective image from the architect’s website from earlier in the year shows there have been a few design changes. The top of the building is pale – not black, and the canopies match. An evening image would show green lighting draws attention to the angles, indented second floor glazing. The restoration of the Bank of Commerce facade has also been completed really well, and although you can’t see it in this image, the coloured terra cotta of the storefront looks like new.