AKA: Pacific Center Office and Commercial Complex, Vancouver, BC

Structure Type: built works - settlements - cities

Designers: Gruen, Victor, Associates (firm); Victor David Gruen (architect)

Dates: constructed 1969-1976

Vancouver, BC Canada

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Block 52 was bounded by Granville, Robson, Geogrgia, and Howe Streets; Block 42 was contained by Granville, Georgia, Howe, and Dunsmuir Streets;

An urban renewal plan developed by public agencies and a investment group consisting of Toronto-Dominion Bank, T. Eaton Company, and CEMP Investments, Ltd.; this groups planned the development of Blocks 42 and 52 of the downtown; the latter block was to include a Toronto-Dominion Bank high-rise, an Eaton's Department Store, and a shopping concourse that was linked to another shopping concourse in Block 42; Block 42 also was designed to have two office buildings, a Four Seasons Hotel, and an underground parking garage for 2,500 automobiles; Gruen worked on this plan with the Canadian architects McCarter, Nairne, and Partners of Vancouver, BC, who served as Associated Architects for the Pacific Centre.

PCAD id: 3420