This week there will be a forum regarding building heights in Vancouver ahead of a City vote on proposed height restrictions later this month. The current building height limit in downtown Vancouver is 466 feet, which the Shangri-La currently soars well beyond (see: Higher Building Policy). Here’s a quick comparison of our five highest structures:
Height: 201m/659ft, 62 storeys
Use: Residential and hotel
One Wall Centre
Height: 150m/491ft, 48 storeys
Use: Sheraton Wall Centre Hotel and conference space
Height: 149m/489ft, 41 storeys
Use: Residential and Shaw broadcast centre
Height: 146m/481ft, 28 storeys
Use: Office space and observation deck in the top tower
Height: 141m/464ft, 37 storeys
Use: Office space, also known as RBC Tower
All those who would like a say (as to whether we should welcome 80 to 90-storey towers or not) can attend the forum at the Vancouver Public Library’s central branch downtown at 6:30pm on Tuesday, January 11th, 2011.
Update There is a public information session Monday, January 17th, 2011 from 7:00pm – 8:30pm at the Empire Landmark Hotel.