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Marine Building

355 Burrard Street
Vancouver BC Canada

Construction Dates
Floor Count21
Basement Floors4
Floor Area16,598 m²
Building Uses
 - office
 - restaurant
 - retail
Structural Types
 - highrise
Architectural Style
 - art deco
 - copper
 - steel
 - brick

 Heights ValueSource / Comments 
Roof321 ft
Roof (2)300 ftPlacard in Building Lobby
from Hastings/Burrard corner

Constructed between Mar 1929 and Oct 1930, this art deco building was the tallest building in the British Empire for a brief period of time. Developed by Toronto-based Stimson's Canadian Development Company, the Marine Building featured what were the fastest elevators in North America west of New York. At 700 feet per minute, the elevators are typical of what is found in new buildings. The contractor was E.J. Ryan Contracting Co Ltd., which also built Hotel Vancouver. Cost overuns made a $1.25 million project into $2.35 million.

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McCarter Nairne & Partners - Architect

Drawing by Taylor
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