If this mass timber tower is built as originally envisioned, the tallest of its kind in the world, it could set an extraordinary precedent and benchmark for not only green building construction but also the future of development along Vancouver’s Central Broadway corridor. In an interview with Daily Hive on Wednesday, Bruce Langereis, the president of Delta Land Development, unravelled his company’s proposal to transform a 1.3-acre lot at 1745 West 8th Avenue — the northwest corner of the intersection of West 8th Avenue and Pine Street, just one block away from Burrard Street and West Broadway. See also The site is currently occupied by a 1978-built, four-storey concrete building that was formerly the data centre for CIBC, but it is currently being leased as film and television production space. Site of Canada Earth Tower at 1745 West 8th Avenue, Vancouver. (Perkins + Will / Delta Land Development) Site of Canada Earth Tower at 1745 West 8th Avenue, Vancouver. (Perkins + Will / Delta Land Development) Five years ago, Langereis began a collaboration with Peter Busby at Perkins + Will Architects on a stunning design that has since been aptly named Canada Earth Tower, which calls for a skyscraper […]

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