Seven months since we last checked in at 401 West Georgia, and progress has been moving steadily along. The B+H Architects-designed future residence of Amazon's second Vancouver office has now risen to within a floor or two of its final 9-storey height.
Located upon the former site of the BMO auxiliary complex, at the intersection of West Georgia and Homer Streets, and adjacent to the historic Holy Rosary Cathedral, 401 West Georgia has truly come into its own. Tucked nicely onto its corner lot, the 9-storey commercial tower fills the space nicely, its stacked, layer-cake arrangement serving the structure well.
401 West Georgia features three distinct volumes at 4, 3, and 2 storeys apiece, which have been "stacked" one atop the other. Set to be faced in glass, to be finished with heavy, boxy, metallic framing, 401 West Georgia will be every part the modern office space as demanded by a tech giant such as Amazon.
In addition to the ample square footage of top-tier office space, the complex will also come with a generous 6,600 sq. ft. of amenities in addition to a to-be-determined amount of street-facing retail at grade. Altogether, 401 West Georgia will be an excellent addition to the core, part of the city's emergent identity as a West Coast tech hub.
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:||B+H Architects, Oxford Properties Group Inc.|