One of the most highly anticipated projects to rise in recent years, crews working on Westbank's 400 West Georgia Street have made visible progress since our previous construction update in October. Two months ago, the concrete core of the 24-storey office tower had climbed above its neighbours, becoming an imposing figure above West Georgia and Homer Streets. Now, the assembly of the building's uniquely arranged steel floors have begun to unwrap Merrick Architecture's vision.
Poised to become another landmark at an intersection also home to the Colosseum-like Vancouver Central Library, the building's distinct massing is composed of multiple four-storey glazed cubes wrapped around a central concrete core. The imbalanced arrangement of the cubes create platforms for roof terraces and walls for vertical gardens, which renderings portray in abundance. The floors and ceilings of the cantilevered cubes are also glazed to ensure visual consistency.
Work spaces have been designed with flexibility in mind. The compartments fashioned by the cubes allow for various configurations within the continuous floor plate.
The Vancouver headquarters of Deloitte Canada has signed on as the anchor tenant, occupying approximately 117,000 square feet of space within the top ten floors of the 375,000-square-foot building.
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