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A few kilometres west just before entering Stanley Park are two more unique projects that will soon make their presence known among the West End sky- line. First is 1550 Alberni, which was proposed in 2015 and has since com- menced construction. Designed by Japanese starchitect, Kengo Kuma, this eye catching 133 metre (42 floors) residential tower will heavily utilize bam- boo, wood, and water features, complimenting its gracefully carved form. 181 VANCOUVER