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501 1333 West Georgia Street

Coal Harbour , Vancouver , British Columbia
$765,000
Details
1
Beds
1
Baths
1
Parking Spaces
760 ft.²
Interior
None ft.²
Outdoor ft.²
$527.86 / m
Strata
2006
Year Built
Attached
Type
Apartment
Subtype
Coal Harbour
Neighbourhood
“The Qube” building is a one of a kind, architectural gem in the prestigious Coal Harbour. This oversized one bedroom suite has 9’5” ceilings, stunning hardwood flooring and a huge kitchen with granite counters, stainless steel appliances and a large island. Expansive tinted glass windows in your living room overlook the city. The dining space is ample enough for a large dinner party or can be used as a separate den. There is a spa like ensuite with stone counters, a separate tub and walk in shower. Large ensuite storage room with custom built shelving. This home is perfect for 1st time homebuyers or an investment property. 1 parking included. Rentals allowed (2 months min). 1 Dog or cat allowed and concierge in the building. Steps to the Seawall, Robson Street, Stanley Park and so much more.

About "The Qube":

The Westcoast Transmission Building is significant for its historical, technical and aesthetic values, most notably for its unique cable suspension system of construction. This system was a widely-endorsed response to increasing seismic design requirements, and makes the building one of Vancouver's most identifiable landmarks in the downtown core.

Constructed in 1968-69 for the Westcoast Transmission Company Ltd., this landmark building is indicative of the continued expansion of Vancouver's central business district during the corporate building boom in late 1960s and early 1970s, which was fuelled by the transfer of corporate headquarters to Vancouver. Resource development companies such as the Westcoast Transmission Company, incorporated in 1949 by a Special Act of Parliament to build British Columbia's first gas-processing plant at Taylor, British Columbia, and Canada's first large pipeline, are particularly representative of the city's corporate expansion.

The building exhibits the Modernist interest in structural innovation and technology. Its dramatic suspension bridge construction facilitated a continued view of the North Shore from Georgia Street, but more importantly, symbolized to the public a corporate response to severe earthquake hazard. Its simple glazed curtain wall box draws attention to the structural innovation, which garnered international recognition as the recipient of the 1970-71 Design in Steel Award from the American Iron and Steel Institute.

The building's structural consultant, Bogue Babicki, of the architecture firm of Rhone and Iredale, is representative of the convergence of European engineering and design expertise with local design challenges, facilitated by the post-WWII immigration of professionals schooled in the European experimental approach.

Source: City of Vancouver Heritage Conservation Program
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