A new landmark is emerging at the intersection of West Georgia and Homer Streets. Westbank's 400 West Georgia Street has been under construction in Downtown Vancouver since mid-2018, and work is now heating up for the 24-storey office tower as its distinctive design from Merrick Architecture is gradually revealed. The building will be known for its series of stacked and shifted volumes, giving the building a sense of rotating motion that references the Colosseum-like Vancouver Central Library across the street.
We last checked in on construction at the start of December 2019, at which time the first few levels of structural steel had been assembled around a fast-growing central concrete elevator core. Approximately three months later, the building's four-storey cube sections have become far more prominent. Steel assembly now reaches as high as the eleventh floor, and the tower's core stretches several levels above the rising lattice of steel.
At the current rate of steel assembly, the tower is expected to reach its final 92-metre height within the coming months. As it rises taller, the installation of curtainwall glazing and eventually living walls for the tower's stacked boxes will bring visual harmony to what is currently a tangle of steel. These finishes will go great lengths in articulating the tower's forms into distinct volumes.
Upon completion, the tower will serve as the new Vancouver headquarters of Deloitte Canada, who have signed on to anchor the landmark, occupying approximately 117,000 square feet of space within the top ten floors of the 375,000-square-foot building.
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