Landmark twisting tower approved for downtown Vancouver
Published Friday, October 25, 2013 12:07PM PDT
Last Updated Friday, October 25, 2013 4:01PM PDT
Vancouver city council has unanimously approved a building project that will change the look of the city’s downtown skyline.
A 52-storey twisting high-rise at the north end of the Granville Street Bridge was approved in a 11-0 decision Thursday night.
The signature 497-foot twisting tower, designed by renowned Danish architect Bjarke Ingels, will be the city’s fifth-tallest high-rise.
In Pictures: Ultra-modern complex approved in downtown Vancouver
The 650,000-square-foot complex starts with a triangular base and dramatically twists into a rectangle shape as it rises.
The $400-million development at 1400 Howe Street will include a mix of residential suites, retail and office space. There are 609 parking stalls and 723 bicycle parking spaces slated for the space.
It will feature a green roof and designers are striving to have LEED Gold certification.
More to come…