A month since our last update, and Concord Pacific's 29-storey The Arc has now topped off in downtown Vancouver. Designed by Francl Architecture, the tower's distinctive "gateway" silhouette has now become a permanent fixture upon the skyline, welcoming commuters from its perch at the foot of the Cambie Street Bridge. 

The Arc, topped-off with cladding not far behind, image by Forum contributor City of Rain

Standing high above the adjacent BC Place, The Arc joins a host of recent projects to have called Yaletown and/or False Creek home over the last few years. The Arc will deliver 588 units to the area, placing residents within close walking distance to the shops, restaurants, and cafes of Yaletown to the north-west, and the False Creek waterfront and park to the south. 

The Arc, rising high above BC Place, image by Forum contributor City of Rain

Still to come, is the installation of the under-hanging, glass-bottomed pool, to be fastened below The Arc's capstone. Once complete, users will be provided the unique (virtual) experience of swimming in mid air. 

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

Meanwhile, passersby cannot help but notice just how close to completion The Arc appears to be when viewed from certain angles, such as the one featured above. Fitting nicely into its urban surroundings, the swooping, clean lines of the tower have become an excellent addition to the neighbourhood. 

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.