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B.C. Electric Building

City of Vancouver Heritage Building

 

—Architects: Sharp and Thompson Berwick Pratt —

 
B.C. Electric Building Marker image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, June 9, 2010
1. B.C. Electric Building Marker
Inscription. This landmark building, completed in 1957 as the head office for BC Electric Company, is a significant example of the Internationalist style of modern architecture. Floors are cantilevered from a central load bearing concrete core and supported by slender perimeter columns. The lobby, plaza and elevator penthouse feature richly coloured glass mosaic tiles by local artist B.C. Binning. Conversion of the building to residential use required replacement of the exterior curtain wall. Renovation of the building was designed by Paul Merrick Architects and completed in 1995 by Harrowton Development Corporation.
 
Location. 49° 16.878′ N, 123° 7.528′ W. Marker is in Vancouver, British Columbia, in Greater Vancouver Regional District. Marker is at the intersection of Burrard Street and Nelson Street, on the right when traveling north on Burrard Street. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 989 Nelson Street, Vancouver, British Columbia V6Z 2R4, Canada.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Power Block (approx. 0.4 kilometers away); Randall Building (approx. 0.7 kilometers away); Deutschesland Café (approx. 0.7 kilometers away); St. Regis Hotel
B.C. Electric Building Marker - Wide view from across Burrard Street image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, June 9, 2010
2. B.C. Electric Building Marker - Wide view from across Burrard Street
The marker is barely visible in this view, attached to the corner column, about 6 feet above the ground.
(approx. 0.7 kilometers away); Canadian Bank of Commerce Building (approx. 0.9 kilometers away); Meet You Under the Clock (approx. 0.9 kilometers away); BC Permanent Building (approx. one kilometer away); 326 West Pender Street (approx. one kilometer away). Click for a list of all markers in Vancouver.
 
Categories. Notable Buildings
 
B.C. Electric Building - View looking up from the marker image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, June 9, 2010
3. B.C. Electric Building - View looking up from the marker
Height: 21 stories. 89 meters. 293 feet.
The B.C. Electric Building (1957), aka The Electra Building image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, June 9, 2010
4. The B.C. Electric Building (1957), aka The Electra Building
View of the Electra Building from Nelson Street looking southeast across Burrard Street. The building on the left is the First Baptist Church (1910).
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 949 times since then and 10 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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