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.