Six months since our last update, and progress at the now topped off The Arc has been swift. Concord Pacific's Francl Architecture-designed 29-storey "gateway tower" continues to impress as construction moves into its final stage, the latest photos on our Forum a testament to the project's mass appeal. 

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

The 588-unit residential high-rise, arranged - as the name implies - in an archway, or gateway, configuration, has garnered a great deal of attention for its unusual shape and size. Beyond its shape, the placement of a suspended, glass-bottomed pool, held underneath the bottom of the arch, has also helped this project gain in notoriety. 

The Arc, side profile, image by Forum contributor City of Rain

Distinctive from any angle, the undulating form, accentuated by its balconies, make The Arc a truly standout figure amid the local skyline. Located in the heart of Yaletown, The Arc will place its upwards of 900 new residents within walking distance of nearly every major attraction that the city has to offer. 

The Arc, alternate view, image by Forum contributor City of Rain

Close to the SkyTrain, central business district and the shops, bars, and restaurants of the downtown core, The Arc will be a prime address for years to come. 

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.