While the demolition of a former parking garage continues ahead of construction, the office tower formerly known as 1133 Melville Street has been reborn as "The Stack." Along with the rebranding, a slate of updated renderings have appeared alongside a 3D video (bottom), giving those interested a better idea of what to expect in terms of design and interior spaces. 

The Stack, image via Oxford Properties Group

At 540,000 square feet, the 36-storey office tower will soon become the largest of its kind currently under development in Vancouver. Anchor tenants Ernst & Young and Blakes and DLA Piper have each claimed a collective 207,000 square feet, or almost half of the building, the rest to be gobbled up quickly amid Vancouver's tight 4.7% vacancy rate (Q2 2018). 

The Stack, rooftop patio, image via Oxford Properties Group

High atop the 530-foot tower, the city's tallest commercial structure, a planned rooftop patio will offer workers and staff a splendid panoramic view of the skyline, mountains, and ocean. One of six outdoor decks, the rooftop is part of the James KM Cheng Architects-designed tower's wellness-oriented philosophy of building with nature. 

The Stack, office space interior, image via Oxford Properties Group

The Stack will likely achieve LEED Platinum, the development to be one of just two towers in Canada to be part of the Net Zero Carbon pilot project. For cyclists, there will be 250 bike stalls, complete with showers and changing rooms, and for transit users, the tower will be just a block away from the Burrard SkyTrain Station. 

For bonus points, Oxford Properties has produced a visually striking 3D video recreating an imaginary fly-over of The Stack as it will appear upon completion.

SkyriseVancouver will be sure to return to this project as progress continues. For more information, check out the associated Database file and Forum thread, and as always, feel free to join the conversation in the comments section below. 

Related Companies:  James KM Cheng Architects, Oxford Properties Group Inc.