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GeorgeCostanza2

Vancouver in 2010

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I for one have always liked Vancouvers skyline..but it always bothered me that such an amazingly dense skyline is really just a sea of buildings the same size

Thank god there are 3 towers U/C that will be Vancouvers tallest ever, & right in time for the olympics

Here they are, going from shortest to tallest:

Shaw Tower

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801 West Georgia

My personal favourite

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1120 West Georgia

The tallest

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impact on skyline

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& finally... heres renderings of what the three buildings will do to the skyline

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There are also tons of other condos going up everywheres

& i dont know the status on this one, but it looks pretty tall

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Allan    0

Great news for Vancouver. I really want to go there someday. Vancouver has the density, so it's nice to see them starting to build some taller buildings. If they could get a few more tall landmark towers, they'd have an awesome skyline.

BTW, what is the height limit in Vancouver?

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Allan    0

I answered my own question. Vancouver's height limit is 450 feet. 1120 West Georgia is 200 feet taller than the height limit (it's 57 floors/650 feet).

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M. Brown    0

Update: The Shaw tower is complete(489ft). And 1120 West Georgia which is now called Living Shangri-La1120 is underconstruction(642ft). 687 Howe has been approved(532ft). The Fringe Towers are proposed at 800ft but I dont think its likely to get get approved but who knows.

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wellington    3

I've heard real estate is expensive in Vancouver. How much do 1BR condos go for in the downtown area? Just a ballpark figure. Thanks.

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blake    0

I've heard real estate is expensive in Vancouver. How much do 1BR condos go for in the downtown area? Just a ballpark figure. Thanks.

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$250 - $350 depending on square footage, location etc.

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Vancouver is a beautiful city and has great architecture. I hope to visit someday. Why do most Canadian cities have extremely small suburbs and huge cities?

They dont. Vancouver is closing in on 600,000. Metro is close to 2.2 mil.

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