Vancouver House reached a major milestone this week upon the occasion of the removal of the topped-off tower's crane, which was beautifully captured by Forum member City of Rain. A giant leap from the time of our last update back in August, the tower portion of the Bjarke Ingels-designed, 49-storey high-rise has now nearly reached structural completion save for a few pieces of cladding and detail work. 

Vancouver House, crane coming down, image by Forum contributor City of Rain

Once the crane came down, it was paraded (transported) down the street, off to greener pastures and the next big project. Meanwhile, Vancouver House's signature twist has never looked better, the crane-free structure now sporting a much sleeker silhouette. 

Crane parade, image by Forum contributor City of Rain

While major work is still required on the podium level, as seen in the images above and below, it will not be long now before exterior detail work wraps up on the tower. Vancouver House will eventually be home to upwards of 500 residents spread across the development's 388 units. 

Vancouver House, crane-free, image by Forum contributor City of Rain

For its part, the wedge-shaped podium will become home to a mix of 80,000 square feet of office space perched above 60,000 square feet of retail. Tucked between two elevated roadways, the podium will serve to animate the streetscape down below, the influx of shoppers, office workers, and residents to enliven 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. 

Related Companies:  Bjarke Ingels Group, DIALOG, James KM Cheng Architects, Westbank