Landmark 33

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1009 Expo Boulevard, Vancouver, BC

Landmark 33
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The exterior of Landmark 33 in Vancouver
Building Information
Developer Concord Pacific
Architect DA Architects
Management Company Rancho
Number of Units 244
Number of Floors 39
Year Built 1998
Construction Method Concrete
Type of Roof IRMA
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1009 Expo Boulevard, Vancouver, BC
Distance to Public Transit Bus/SkyTrain accessible
Region Vancouver
Municipality Vancouver
Zoning CD-1 (324)
Title of Land Strata


Contents

Background

Many of the city's more upscale residences are found in or near Downtown Vancouver. When one considers the affluence of the area, this may not come as a surprise; as Downtown is arguably the centre of Vancouver business and finance, over the years it has built up quite the reputation.
Landmark 33's main entrance

Landmark 33 is one of the buildings that calls this exclusive landscape home, and there is no doubt that it certainly tries its best to live up to the expectations that are thrust upon it as a result of the area it is located in.

Constructed in 1998, the uniquely named Landmark 33 is a 39 floor tower with 244 units available for both sale and rent.[1] It was developed by the prominent Concord Pacific, and was designed by DA Architects, an architectural firm based in Vancouver.

Like many of its contemporaries, Landmark 33 has its share of amenities on tap to make the lives of its residents easier and more convenient, with some of them shared with its neighbouring buildings (and fellow Concord developed structures) Waterworks and Yaletown Limited Edition. Of course, its best amenity may very well be its location, as it has the shopping and restaurants of Downtown proper on one side, and the facilities of Yaletown on the other, thus giving residents of Landmark 33 an excellent selection of stores and services.



Location

A distant snapshot of the surrounding neighbourhood

Located on 1009 Expo Boulevard, Landmark 33 is close to Downtown Vancouver, a neighbourhood that is considered by many to be the centre of the West Coast city. Not only are many of Vancouver's key financial and cultural locations there, but the area is also home to some of the best shopping and cuisine the city has to offer, making it an excellent place for a night out. In addition, Landmark 33 is close to Yaletown as well, and the former industrial district boasts a nightlife that can easily match that offered by the Downtown Core, along with a number of heritage buildings that are sure to be of interest to anyone familiar with Vancouver's rich history.[2]

Vancouver is well known for being a city where car ownership is not a strict necessity; while owning one may certainly be helpful, one is not forced to walk everywhere should they opt out. Indeed, the city's transit system is second to none in terms of coverage, with Landmark 33 having 52 bus stop options available nearby, in addition to three SkyTrain stations. It must also be noted that many daily errands will not even require transit, as there are a wide variety of shops and services located within easy walking distance from Landmark 33's front doors.[3]

Construction

One of the master bedrooms found in the Landmark

The work of a firm called DA Architects, Landmark 33's height and profile make it quite a striking building, though admittedly there were few other bold design choices employed. Much like its neighbours and contemporaries, it is a building made primarily from concrete and it is equipped with a full rainscreen for inclement weather.

A handsome structure, the first thing one may notice is the fact that one side is relatively flat while the other has some curvature to it, a stark contrast to the typical cube design that many other buildings take.

Another aesthetically pleasing note comes from the smaller windows used by Landmark 33, which give the exterior a sense of uniformity in spite of the windowpanes not being the same size or profile.


Layout and Features

The 244 units that Landmark 33 offers come in one, two, and three bedroom configurations, with the number of bathrooms usually equaling the number of bedrooms. One bedroom units measure in at 607-749 square feet, two bedroom units measure in at 990-1016 square feet, and three bedroom units measure in at 1125-1685 square feet.

In terms of features, the residences come equipped with luxuries like European style cabinetry, stainless steel appliances, aluminum bathroom fixtures, decorative blinds, and hardwood or slate floors. Certain units also have balconies.[4]

Floor Plans

Landmark 33 does not currently offer free floor plans for public viewing. There is, however, video footage on YouTube that does an adequate job of showing off the building's various highlights.

[5] - View video from "References Section" at the bottom of this page.

Amenities

Landmark 33's amenities include:

  • Exercise centre
  • Whirlpool
  • Sauna
  • Squash court
  • Concierge
  • Secured parking



Bylaws

Landmark 33 Bylaws
Rentals Yes
Pets Yes
Age No
Barbecues Yes


  • Rentals are allowed
  • Landmark 33 is pet-friendly
  • There is no age restriction in place
  • A shared barbecue area is present


Sustainability

Originally built in 1998, Landmark 33 was constructed in an era where green living was not nearly as big a concern as it is now. Thus, it was not constructed with sustainable materials and does not possess any green measures. Had it been commissioned recently, there is a good chance that it would have included some energy saving measures, such as efficient heating or cooling systems.

As it does not have those, it falls to the residents to offset this somewhat by reducing their own impact on the environment. This can be done in a variety of ways; recycling, reducing excess electricity and water use, or choosing to walk or use transit more in lieu of driving. While all of these are small measures in themselves, over time they are sure to have a positive effect.

Trivia

  • Shares its tract of land with two other buildings developed by Concord Pacific, Waterworks and Yaletown Limited Edition
  • Was the last of the three to be built
  • All three share some of the same amenities under the 'Club H20' banner
  • Other works by DA Architects include buildings like the River Rock Hotel in Richmond
  • Stands at a height of 106 metres, making it one of the taller buildings in the city


References

  1. Landmark 33
  2. Wikipedia - Yaletown
  3. Walk Score
  4. 6717000 - Landmark 33
  5. Landmark 33 on Youtube


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