This, of course, is not an exhaustive list — there are numerous other proj-
ects of varying scales currently under construction or proposed that will fur-
ther propel Vancouver’s architectural stature.
This includes The Stack (Vancouver’s soon-to-be tallest office tower at 161
metres) at 1133 Melville Street, the Passive House residential towers at
1468 Alberni Street with their faux-heritage flare and limestone cladding,
and the sophisticated curves of the Oakridge Centre redevelopment, just to
name a few.
While one may not love all these designs equally, they will be noticed and
they will be worthy of conversation, something the urban realm should al-
ways strive to achieve.
After decades of monotony, Vancouver is on the verge of shedding its cook-
ie cutter image.
Artistic rendering of the first phase towers of the Oakridge