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Just to the northeast across Alberni Street is the 134 metre tall (43 floors) “Jenga” Tower, otherwise known as 1515 Alberni. Designed by another internationally renowned starchitect, Buro Ole Scheeren, this residential tower is composed of a system of apartment mod- ules and terraces that will branch out horizontally. Originally envisioned at the more appropriate, taller height of 152 metres, the Jenga Tower was un- fortunately reduced in stature by nearly 20 metres, despite the proposed site allowing a height of up to 500 feet (152.4 metres) under the City’s West End Community Plan Policy. Nevertheless, this tower will still make its distinctive mark on the city of Van- couver upon its completion in 2023. 1515 Alberni in downtown Vancouver. VANCOUVER 182