HomeDiagramsDatabaseMapsForumSkyscraper Posters
     
Welcome to the SkyscraperPage Forum

Since 1999, the SkyscraperPage Forum has been one of the most active skyscraper enthusiast communities on the web. The global membership discusses development news and construction activity on projects from around the world, alongside discussions on urban design, architecture, transportation and many other topics. Welcome!

You are currently browsing as a guest. Register with the SkyscraperPage Forum and join this growing community of skyscraper enthusiasts. Registering has benefits such as fewer ads, the ability to post messages, private messaging and more.

Go Back   SkyscraperPage Forum > Regional Sections > Canada > Alberta & British Columbia > SSP: Local Vancouver > Downtown & City of Vancouver

Reply

 
Thread Tools Display Modes
     
     
  #1  
Old Posted Dec 7, 2007, 9:15 AM
raggedy13's Avatar
raggedy13 raggedy13 is offline
Dérive-r
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Vancouver, BC
Posts: 4,396
Arrow The Flatiron | 91.4m | 28 fl | Completed

THE FLATIRON

__________________
Terminal City
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #2  
Old Posted Dec 7, 2007, 9:17 AM
raggedy13's Avatar
raggedy13 raggedy13 is offline
Dérive-r
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Vancouver, BC
Posts: 4,396
Pics from earlier today...









I'm not sure what to think of this building. The sides you can see in the pictures are fine but unfortunately the other sides (which I neglected to photograph) are pretty bland and ugly.
__________________
Terminal City
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #3  
Old Posted Dec 14, 2007, 10:04 AM
Phil McAvity's Avatar
Phil McAvity Phil McAvity is offline
I put the F-U in FUN
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Posts: 1,881
I thought the Hotel Europe in gastown was already considered Vancouver's flatiron building.



At least the Hotel Europe kind of looks like the Flatiron building. This new building just looks really skinny.
__________________
"Guys ain't dumb"-Money for Nothing by Dire Straits.

Last edited by Phil McAvity; Dec 19, 2007 at 12:13 PM.
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #4  
Old Posted Dec 15, 2007, 9:51 PM
Coldrsx's Avatar
Coldrsx Coldrsx is offline
Community Guy
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: Edmonton
Posts: 39,785
love the modern interpretation
__________________
"The destructive effects of automobiles are much less a cause than a symptom of our incompetence at city building" - Jane Jacobs 1961ish

Wake me up when I can see skyscrapers
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #5  
Old Posted Jan 16, 2008, 12:50 AM
vanman vanman is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Vancouver BC
Posts: 4,211
From today.



Reply With Quote
     
     
  #6  
Old Posted Jan 16, 2008, 4:25 AM
raggedy13's Avatar
raggedy13 raggedy13 is offline
Dérive-r
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Vancouver, BC
Posts: 4,396
From what I could see today, it would appear that the Flatiron is roughly topped out. I think they're just working on the mechanical at the top. You can kind of see it in Vanman's pics.
__________________
Terminal City
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #7  
Old Posted Jan 16, 2008, 5:17 AM
excel excel is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Vancouver
Posts: 2,382
Thanks!
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #8  
Old Posted Jan 16, 2008, 5:38 AM
giallo's Avatar
giallo giallo is offline
be nice to the crackheads
 
Join Date: Apr 2002
Location: Shanghai/Vancouver
Posts: 7,208
A different, and what looks to be successful, take on the flatiron concept.
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #9  
Old Posted Jan 16, 2008, 9:35 PM
Coldrsx's Avatar
Coldrsx Coldrsx is offline
Community Guy
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: Edmonton
Posts: 39,785
^not bad, but at initial concept i had higher hopes for this to be a landmark tower...instead it just fits in
__________________
"The destructive effects of automobiles are much less a cause than a symptom of our incompetence at city building" - Jane Jacobs 1961ish

Wake me up when I can see skyscrapers
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #10  
Old Posted Jan 17, 2008, 12:23 AM
SFUVancouver's Avatar
SFUVancouver SFUVancouver is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Vancouver
Posts: 4,355
January 15th

Flatiron

West elevation as seen from West Pender St. and Melville

My photo, taken January 15th, 2008.

North elevation as seen from West Pender St.

My photo, taken January 15th, 2008.


South elevation as seen from Melville

My photo, taken January 15th, 2008.

East elevation as seen from Melville

My photo, taken January 15th, 2008.
__________________
VANCOUVER | Beautiful, Multicultural | Canada's Pacific Metropolis

Last edited by SFUVancouver; Mar 6, 2008 at 8:39 AM.
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #11  
Old Posted Jan 17, 2008, 12:47 AM
officedweller officedweller is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jul 2001
Location: Vancouver
Posts: 18,001
The south and east elevations are as bad as Sapphire!
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #12  
Old Posted Jan 17, 2008, 4:17 AM
raggedy13's Avatar
raggedy13 raggedy13 is offline
Dérive-r
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Vancouver, BC
Posts: 4,396
Thanks for finally getting some pics from all sides SFUVancouver.

I wonder if they'll do something interesting with that concrete wall.
__________________
Terminal City
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #13  
Old Posted Jan 17, 2008, 4:41 AM
vanman vanman is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Vancouver BC
Posts: 4,211
^Paint it grey.
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #14  
Old Posted Jan 18, 2008, 10:23 PM
Coldrsx's Avatar
Coldrsx Coldrsx is offline
Community Guy
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: Edmonton
Posts: 39,785
i miss crime lab
__________________
"The destructive effects of automobiles are much less a cause than a symptom of our incompetence at city building" - Jane Jacobs 1961ish

Wake me up when I can see skyscrapers
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #15  
Old Posted Jan 19, 2008, 5:34 AM
phesto phesto is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jan 2002
Location: yvr/bwi
Posts: 2,202
Quote:
Originally Posted by officedweller View Post
The south and east elevations are as bad as Sapphire!
Correction: worse than Sapphire. The building looks absolutely hideous coming down Melville...like one of Concord's earliest ugly white spandrel towers - except with an exposed core for extra ugliness. But in typical Vancouver fashion, this thing was approved, looked good from one angle in one rendering, and sold out in a few weeks, so it's all good!
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #16  
Old Posted Jan 19, 2008, 5:06 PM
nathan6969 nathan6969 is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Posts: 216
^^One of the worst parts of the melville elevation is that you see both the nice green glass from the pender side, and the shitty white spandrel crap, it looks awful having the two side by side.
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #17  
Old Posted Jan 19, 2008, 7:30 PM
Coldrsx's Avatar
Coldrsx Coldrsx is offline
Community Guy
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: Edmonton
Posts: 39,785
i like my version bettererest.


__________________
"The destructive effects of automobiles are much less a cause than a symptom of our incompetence at city building" - Jane Jacobs 1961ish

Wake me up when I can see skyscrapers
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #18  
Old Posted Feb 5, 2008, 12:09 AM
SFUVancouver's Avatar
SFUVancouver SFUVancouver is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Vancouver
Posts: 4,355
February 4th, a small update

You know, this is working for me now. I didn't expect the balconies to continue jutting out further as the building climbs, nor did I expect the homage to The Crime Lab that the podium seems to be creating.

(My photo, taken February 4th, 2008)
__________________
VANCOUVER | Beautiful, Multicultural | Canada's Pacific Metropolis

Last edited by SFUVancouver; Mar 6, 2008 at 8:39 AM.
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #19  
Old Posted Mar 6, 2008, 7:47 AM
vanman vanman is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Vancouver BC
Posts: 4,211
Taken today.



Reply With Quote
     
     
  #20  
Old Posted Mar 6, 2008, 7:55 AM
mr.x's Avatar
mr.x mr.x is offline
with glowing hearts
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: █♣█ Vancouver, British Columbia
Posts: 12,806
it lacks height, otherwise it's narrow width would be more noticeable from afar.
Reply With Quote
     
     
This discussion thread continues

Use the page links to the lower-right to go to the next page for additional posts
   
Reply

Go Back   SkyscraperPage Forum > Regional Sections > Canada > Alberta & British Columbia > SSP: Local Vancouver > Downtown & City of Vancouver
Forum Jump


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Forum Jump


All times are GMT. The time now is 2:36 PM.

     

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.