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One nice tower in Coal Harbour is Denia right next to the waterfront. The suite we saw was only on the 14th floor, but had two balconies providing a nice view of surrounding Coal Harbour and Burrard Inlet.

This 1350 sqf waterfront suite was a steal at $3300/month and we did put in an application for it. The only problem we had with the suite was that it had carpet in every. single. room. and even though we offered to pay more if they would replace the carpet with laminate in dining and living rooms, the owner didn't have any appetite for it. So unfortunately another pass.





The Cube is one of the most interesting condo buildings in Coal Harbour. To my understanding it used to be an office building, but was converted to condos. I have never been inside it, but based on photos the floor height is very low.



West Pender Place tower has a nice podium. The tower itself is very expensive to get in (not sure why).





Sister tower Cascina next door.



The courtyard between these two towers is very nicely landscaped with running water.



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I ran into Mr.T ^in the cube once ^in 1988.

Dated a girl ^in the tower just east, great views
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Mr. T!! What was he doing in there? Cool story nonetheless.

There are some old photos of Coal Harbour before it was built out, showing The Cube standing alone along the West Georgia Street. I wonder what the story behind the building is? Why was it built where it is and by who? It's just an oddity in that area.
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Office tower.

Earthquake 'proof' design.

Macguyver often used it ^in filming.

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The cube made more sense when you could see the shoreline/harbour underneath it from Georgia. It was a cool effect, I remember being impressed by it as a kid in the 80s.
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Cool photos Klazu.

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The Cube is one of the most interesting condo buildings in Coal Harbour. To my understanding it used to be an office building, but was converted to condos. I have never been inside it, but based on photos the floor height is very low.
Says here that the ceiling height in the condos is 9 feet 6 inches, which would make sense since it's a converted office tower.
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The Cube is one of the most interesting condo buildings in Coal Harbour. To my understanding it used to be an office building, but was converted to condos. I have never been inside it, but based on photos the floor height is very low.
I've lived in the Qube for several years now. Mostly happy here, though it does get stifling hot in summer. I watched West Pender Place go up from my suite on the Broughton St side.

There are 12 floors in the Qube, numbered 4-15. Yes, it has a 13th floor.
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I've lived in the Qube for several years now. Mostly happy here, though it does get stifling hot in summer. There are 12 floors in the Qube, numbered 4-15. Yes, it has a 13th floor
That's cool! I didn't know that the building was originally built in 1969. Must have been quite groundbreaking building at that time.

I was actually mistaken about the floor height, which seems to be more than your average condo. It's the size of the units in this building and the small windows that have removed it from my list of potential homes. I suppose there are also no amenities in the building?

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That's cool! I didn't know that the building was originally built in 1969. Must have been quite groundbreaking building at that time.

I was actually mistaken about the floor height, which seems to be more than your average condo. It's the size of the units in this building and the small windows that have removed it from my list of potential homes. I suppose there are also no amenities in the building?
No amenities.

The windows are actually pretty big (and are very effective solar collectors), they just don't open very far. In my unit (15 in the layout above, which is plenty big enough for me but would be small for two people), only two of the windows open, and they hinge from the top and swing out just a few inches. And with both on the same wall there's not much airflow between the two.
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