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Landmark Twisting Tower Set for Construction In Vancouver

Written by; Chad Simco / TCCN Staff Writer
Added on: Fri Nov 01 2013

  


Danish architect Bjarke Ingels design of the Landmark Twisting Tower and development began in 2008 but was slowed down due to a brief recession in the local economy, but the project is now back on track. The city counsel of Vancouver has given the project the green light with a 11-0 unanimous decision.

The enormous development will be situated at the north foot of the Granville street bridge (1400 Howe Street), in the city's downtown core area, and will become the second tallest building in Vancouver, next to Living Shangri-La.

The 650,000 square foot Twisting Tower complex will stand 52 storeys tall (approximately metres in height), will contain a mixture of residential condos and hotel suites with a total of 600 units in total, both to own and for rent. At street level there will be a combination of office spaces, retail shops, and with 609 car park stalls and 723 bicycle parking spaces for residents and visitors.

The building itself will have a triangular base that drastically twists into a rectangle shape as it rises, thus given the name "The Twisting Tower". The building will have a green rooftop, as designers are striving to attain LEED Gold certification.

The development and building budget is estimated at $400 million (CAD).

  

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