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Identification

1075 West Georgia
MacMillan-Bloedel Building
112876

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Structure in General

skyscraper
existing [completed]
concrete
concrete
exposed structure
gray
modernism

Usages

commercial office

Facts

  • Awarded both BOMA's and CAIA's "Building of the Year" for design in 1969.
  • Built for forest giant MacMillan-Bloedel, it carried the company's name until 1999 when sold to Weyerhaeuser, a U.S. forest giant, and moved its offices just one block away to Cathedral Place.
  • The building opened with a reflecting pond at the base of the building; bubble jets were added in later years.
  • Architect name was Erickson/Massey at time of design and construction.
  • Building is actually twin towers connected together.
  • Most popular nickname: the concrete waffle.
  • It was this project that prompted Arthur Erickson, the architect, to comment that his favourite building material was concrete; he considered it "the marble of the 20th century".
  • BOMA Go Green Certification October 2005.
  • The building officially opened on December 12, 1968.
  • When the building opened MacMillan-Bloedel Limited, often referred to as MacBlo, occupied eleven full floors for its corporate offices.

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Location

1075 West Georgia Street
V6E 3C9
Downtown
Vancouver
British Columbia
Canada

Technical Data

340.00 ft
27
1966
Dec 1968
2002
$14,500,000

Involved Companies


Francis Donaldson
investor, owner, property management
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