In the six weeks since our last update, progress at the site of Concord Pacific's The Arc has been moving along well, the Francl Architecture-designed "gateway" tower now just a few floors away from topping off. With cladding not far behind, the capped vertical volumes have only about one or two floors left before the tower reaches its full 29-storey height, The Arc to soon be home to 588 residential units. 

The Arc, approaching its zenith, image by Forum contributor City of Rain

Making this distinctive project even more unique, the interior ceiling of the gateway will eventually host a glass-bottom pool, which will give users the sensation of floating in the air. Other building bonuses will include a collection of ground floor retail and food services. 

The Arc, urban context view, image by Forum contributor City of Rain

The Arc is centrally located in the heart of Yaletown, the neighbourhood on track to receive upwards of 900 new residents upon the project's completion. Downtown and close to everything the city has to offer, commuters will be pleased to find the SkyTrain just a few minutes away, along with the many shops and restaurants that dot the local streets. 

The Arc, standing tall, image by Forum contributor City of Rain

Distinctive as well for its signature swoop, the smooth lines of the tower's two/three volumes is carried across the entirety of the project, making for a sleek silhouette. Once complete, The Arc will be a welcome addition to the local skyline, part of the core's ongoing urban pattern of high-density urban renewal. 

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:  Concord Pacific, Francl Architecture, Kirkor Architects Planners