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Vancouver, BC

Featured Building: Spot

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The Spot is yet another interesting shape on the Vancouver skyline. This 26 floor cylindrical building with town homes at its foot, fits right in with the Vancouverism style of architecture prevalent throughout the downtown area.

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The building is centrally located steps from the financial district of the downtown core and steps the other way to Yaletown, an active and lively neighbourhood with lots of entertainment options.

Seymour Street is a somewhat busy tree-lined street with traffic flowing one way. Traffic along Seymour usually splits off from the Granville Bridge where motorists wish to connect to Georgia Street and west to ultimately, the Lions Gate Bridge and the North Shore beyond.

Despite being a popular artery of the downtown core's traffic system, traffic usually flows fairly smoothly, even during the peak times. The one-way nature of the road has advantages over two way streets in the city core in that turns onto and off contend with traffic from fewer directions.

The entertainment district along Granville Street just a block over is alluring. After the theatre, there are clubs and eclectic bars to visit, all just a short stroll away. Professional sporting teams play just a few blocks away at BC Place and the Rogers Arena. During these events, it's much better to walk than to face traffic congestion of fans from other areas of the city.

The Spot is certainly in the centre of the city, figuratively and literally. Residents of this neighbourhood get to experience the numerous cultural and annual neighbourhood events right outside its doors.


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Sequel 138 - It stands on the former site of the Pantages Theatre, once one of Western Canada’s most treasured heritage buildings.

Cascina - Cascina draws its name from European culture; to be more specific, it is quite possible that it is named after a small town in Tuscany, Italy.

Kensington Place - Kensington Place is a century old regal concrete structure of only six levels, lovingly preserved, portraying the pride of ownership by its residents.

Canada House on the Water - Canada House features a subtle twist in design, east at the back and west at the front, that reflects practical as well as aesthetic considerations.

Grace - An iconic member of the Yaletown skyline, Grace defines luxury with its Rolls Royce car service for its residents.

Woodwards - Once the site of Vancouver's most famous department store, this Westbank-built property stands out as an example of incorporating social housing into condo living.

Rolston - The newest members of the False Creek skyline, Rolston, named for a former conservative politician, ironically caught attention with some unusually sexy advertising.

Electra - Once the Headquarters of BC Hydro (whose rooftop was former home of the 12 o'clock horn), this building was converted into downtown condos in the mid-1990s.

Beasley - Named after the City of Vancouver's former city planner and inductee to the Order of Canada, Larry Beasley.

Maddox - New in downtown Vancouver, close to marinas and Granville Island



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