Controversial ‘Origami’ Tower Proposal Revised

by Naoibh O’Connor
Vancouver Courier, Dec 1, 2015

Image: The original plan for the Waterfront Tower at 555 West Cordova was widely panned, but the design team is revising its proposal. Courtesy of Vancouver Courier, photo by Dan Toulgoet(Image: The original plan for the Waterfront Tower at 555 West Cordova was widely panned, but the design team is revising its proposal. Courtesy of Vancouver Courier, photo by Dan Toulgoet)

Cadillac Fairview’s controversial Waterfront Tower is being re-imagined to be more sensitive to the historic Waterfront Station and The Landing heritage building, which flank the site, according to urban design consultant James Cheng of James K.M. Cheng Architects Inc.

Cheng was brought in as a project advisor after an avalanche of criticism derailed the original proposal last January. Cheng helped the design team develop new design principles and guidelines on which the latest scheme is being based. Read more…

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