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Figures

Height: Architectural 122.3 m / 401 ft
Height: Occupied 116.1 m / 381 ft
Height: To Tip 122.3 m / 401 ft
Floors Above Ground 41
Floors Below Ground 2
# of Elevators 3
Tower GFA 36,253 m² / 390,224 ft²
# of Apartments 366
# of Parking Spaces 371

Facts

Official Name Woodward's 43
Other Names W43, W Building
Structure Type Building
Status Completed
Country Canada
City Vancouver
Street Address & Map 128 West Cordova Street
Postal Code V6B 0E6
Building Function residential
Structural Material concrete
Energy Label LEED Silver
Proposed 2003
Construction Start 2006
Completion 2010

Companies Involved

Owner Peterson Investment Group Inc.; Westbank Projects Corporation
Developer W Redevelopment Group, Inc.
Architect
Design Henriquez Partners Architects
Structural Engineer
Design Glotman Simpson Group
MEP Engineer
• (not specified) Nemetz (S/A) & Associates Ltd.; Stantec Ltd.
Main Contractor Intertech Construction Ltd.
Other Consultant
• Wind Gradient Wind Engineering Inc.

About Woodward's 43

The Woodward site is strategically positioned at the convergence of the Downtown Eastside, Gastown, Victory Square and the Hastings Corridor in Vancouver. As the iconic tower of the larger Woodward’s development project, the building incorporates the majority of the market housing for the development.

The W43 building is located at the hinge point between the old historical grid and the modern city grid which are oriented at different angles. With the historic Cordova Street axis penetrating the site to define the inside edge of the building and the modern street grid delineating the outside street edge, the resulting triangular shape reconciles the two geometries. The building was strongly influenced by New York’s landmark Flatiron Building (Daniel Burnham, 1902) especially in the building’s roof cornice. The building’s design is inspired by its historical context, specifically the neighboring Dominion Building. The exterior steel skeleton of the screens evokes the steel construction method used in Vancouver in the early 20th century.

CTBUH Initiatives

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