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Capitol Residences

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Identification

Capitol Residences
The Capitol
200384

Map

Structure in General

skyscraper
existing [completed]
concrete
glass
curtain wall
modernism

Usages

residential condominium
shop(s) parking theater/opera

Facts

  • The original Capitol Theatre was replaced by the 6-screen Capitol 6 Theatre which opened in 1977. The complex was closed permanently in April 2005 to make way for high-rise condominiums.
  • Will include major expansion to the Orpheum Theatre, home of the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra.
  • Largest amenities trade-off in city history.
  • A 35-story residential tower is situated on top of a 7-story podium, including ground floor retail.
  • The Capitol 6 Theatre complex was prepared for demolition during the week of October 23, 2006.
  • Originally the site of the Capitol Theatre, a live theatre and music house with its own orchestra and a renowned Wurlitzer organ, the largest of its kind in Canada at the time. The theatre was demolished in the early 1970's and replaced with the Capitol 6 multiplex, which was then demolished for this building.
  • The tower is elliptical in design and the tallest residential building in its neighbourhood.
  • The $20 million in cultural amenities includes a 6,497 square foot extension of the Orpheum Theatre stage, a 14,514 square foot rehearsal room and a 24,005 square foot music school on the ground level.
  • Site of the 2,500-seat Capitol Theatre which opened on March 21, 1921.

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Location

819 Seymour Street
838 Granville Street
819 Seymour Street
V6B 3L4
Downtown
Vancouver
British Columbia
Canada

Technical Data

413.91 ft
380.00 ft
42
8
2010
281

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