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Waterfront Origami Tower Rejected


A design panel for the City of Vancouver has rejected what has come to be known and the Origami tower situated right beside Waterfront station in the image above.  The 26-storey would have been placed in the existing parking lot between Waterfront Station and The Landing building.


The development was proposed by Cadillac Fairview which is renowned for it's architectural designs.


Vancouverites and the panel voiced out about the tower not because of the design but mostly because of what the design would do to the area. Placing a tower like that in Gastown would be an "amorphous geometric blob."


The main concern was placing an ultra modern design concept next to two 100 year old heritage buildings, one of them being Waterfront Station, a Vancouver icon.


The panel rejected the concept and forced the developer to redesign the building proposal.

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