Category Archives: Downtown

530 and 575 Drake Street

Right now there are two social service buildings on the corner of Seymour Street; Covenant House occupy a two storey converted office building at 575 Drake Street and the Immigrant Services Society were in the three storey building across the … Continue reading

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320 Granville Street

320 Granville was another Downtown office rezoning proposed in 2012 to replace an ageing parkade at Granville on the south side of Cordova. Originally a tower was designed by VIA Architecture, following the recent trend of an angled element on the facade to add some … Continue reading

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1445 West Georgia Street

This tower has been in the works for some time, and James Cheng has just submitted the rezoning application for a 46 storey, 514 foot tall tower. If approved as submitted it would have 128 condos on a tight flatiron … Continue reading

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Trump International Hotel & Tower

We featured a number of previously mothballed projects that were put on hold after the slow-down in 2008 that were resurrected, and this is the most prominent and anticipated project in the city, the Arthur Erickson assisted design opposite Shangri-La tower at … Continue reading

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Five Ten Seymour Street

This project started out as something of a mystery in June 2013 – an office building for a site on the corner of West Pender and Seymour Street. There were two older 2-storey buildings, one a sushi restaurant and the other … Continue reading

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Crosstown School

There’s been a site reserved for a new elementary school at International Village for several years. Part of the site was developed as a childcare, completed at the end of 2009, and now Francl Architecture have designed a 510 place school on the … Continue reading

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753 Seymour Street

Three years ago we posted the initial scheme for 753 Seymour Street, a new office tower proposed to replace the Vancouver Centre parkade. It’s located next to the Scotia Tower and across from the Telus office complex. The last version is at the bottom … Continue reading

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