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Two storeys cut from upcoming 601 Beach Crescent tower

The height of one of downtown Vancouver’s most anticipated new towers has been slightly reduced, and the top of the tower sculpted.

601 Beach Crescent will still be taller than its neighbour, Vancouver House, but the tower height has been reduced to 159 metres, from 163 metres. Two floors have been lost, and the tower will now have 53 storeys. The podium will be eight storeys at its tallest portion.

The tower is designed as a gateway to downtown Vancouver, with the form inspired by a dancer, flowing dynamically from top to bottom. The architects are JYOM Architecture and GBL Architects.

The development, by Pinnacle International, will consist of:

  • 303 market condominiums
  • 152 social housing units
  • 29,288 square feet of ground-floor commercial space
  • 453 parking spaces and 911 bicycle spaces

The development permit is before the Development Permit Board and is expected to be approved soon.

Renderings: 601 Beach Crescent revised design

View looking north
View looking north. Credit: JYOM Architecture/GBL Architects
601 Beach tower rendering
Rendering of 601 Beach Crescent tower. Credit: JYOM Architecture/GBL Architects
View looking south
View looking south. Credit: JYOM Architecture/GBL Architects
Height reduction 601 Beach Crescent
Comparison of building height in rezoning phase versus development permit phase. Credit: JYOM Architecture/GBL Architects

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Peter Meiszner
Peter Meiszner
Peter Meiszner is an experienced journalist and media relations professional, based in Vancouver. As founder of urbanYVR.com, he has been reporting on urban development across the Lower Mainland since 2016, and has also served as vice-chair of the Gastown Historic Area Planning Committee. In October 2022, he was elected to Vancouver city council and is no longer actively reporting for urbanYVR.

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