May 2019 Issue #29 May 2019 Issue #29 - Page 183

VANCOUVER Artistic rendering of The Butterfly – the redevelopment at First Baptist Church in downtown Vancouver. Possibly the most intriguing of all is a striking residential project that is sure to become a key pinnacle of the downtown peninsula’s maturing skyline. At 178.6 metres, which upon completion will make it the third tallest tower in Vancouver proper, is The Butterfly. Designed by Bing Thom Architects, this elegant tower will abut against the timeless First Baptist Church. Inspired by the refined yet imposing curves of a church organ, the Butterfly stretches towards the sky in four cylindrical sections, complete with swooping scallops at the base. 183