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Orchard House

647 Michigan Street
Victoria BC Canada

Construction Dates
Floor Count22
Units / Rooms212
Building Uses
 - residential
Structural Types
 - highrise
Architectural Style
 - international
 - glass
 - concrete

 Heights ValueSource / Comments 
Main roof203 ft

• Tallest building in Victoria and the reason for the 43m height limit imposed in the 1970's following a highrise construction boom.

• Many residents became excessively opposed to highrise developments following the completion of Orchard House due to it's appearance in the skyline.

• The tower slab blocks the view of the Olympic Mountains in the slght-line down Douglas St., Victoria's main downtown street.

• In the late 1990s the thin sides of the tower were painted violet. Originally they were pink.

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