Granville Square

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Granville Square
Granville Square, Vancouver 2016.jpg
General information
StatusComplete
TypeOffice
Architectural styleBrutalist / Modernist
Location200 Granville Street
Vancouver, British Columbia
V6C 1S4
Coordinates49°17′13″N 123°06′45″W / 49.28694°N 123.11250°W / 49.28694; -123.11250Coordinates: 49°17′13″N 123°06′45″W / 49.28694°N 123.11250°W / 49.28694; -123.11250
Construction started1971
Completed1973
Height
Architectural138.4 m (454 ft)
Technical details
Floor count30
Floor area36,940 m2 (397,600 sq ft)
Design and construction
DeveloperMarathon Reality
References
[1]

Granville Square is a prominent tower located at 200 Granville Street in Downtown Vancouver's Financial District. Completed in 1973, the building stands at 138.4 metres (454 feet) tall. The tower and its plaza are located atop the tracks of the Canadian Pacific Railway, and adjacent to Waterfront Station (formerly the CPR station).

Originally built by Marathon Realty to house the headquarters of Canadian Pacific, the building was occupied by The Vancouver Sun and The Province on the ground floor and some upper floors until 2017 (it is now located at 2985 Virtual Way at Broadway Tech Centre in Vancouver); while Vision Critical occupies the mezzanine. On top of the building is the Vancouver Harbour Control Tower for the float planes landing and taking off on the Burrard Inlet. This control tower is the tallest in the world.

History[edit]

Granville Square overlooks the rail yard of Waterfront station.

The tower was the only completed part of the original, Project 200, which got its name from the 200 million dollar investment needed from the federal government. The project included a forest of office, hotel, and residential towers, laid over the CP train tracks. But its best known for its "Waterfront Freeway" a proposed freeway with ramps leading to parking garages under the office buildings, before the freeway heads under the "Brockton Point tunnel to the North Shore.

The project didn't go ahead because of lack of funding, and grassroots opposition

Colliers International occupies four floors and is located in the building since 1973. The current owner of the building is Cadillac Fairview.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "200 Granville Square - The Skyscraper Center". www.skyscrapercenter.com. Retrieved 2019-10-10.

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