(November 19, 2013
Westbank Corp got its final stamp of approval to build this incredible 52 story tower, making it the 5th tallest building in Vancouver! The 497-foot tower designed by famous Danish architects of Bjarke Ingels Group will be located at the north end of Granville Street Bridge. How exciting!
Aside from its main tower, the $400-million, 650,000 square foot project (floor to square ratio: 5.08) will also include a 10-storey podium with retail and residential plus two 6-storey triangular shaped buildings for offices and retail at a site across the street at the intersection of Granville and Pacific Streets.
407 market residential units will be built into the main tower while the 10-storey podium will carry 95 market rental units. In total, it will bring 80,000 square feet of new retail to the area, including grocery, liquor and drug stores, and will be built with 609 vehicle parking stalls and 723 bicycle parking spaces.