W43’s Historic Context

Gregory Henriquez… revealed that while W43 can be interpreted as a nod to historic buildings in the neighbourhood, it also takes its scale and massing cues from New York’s Fuller building. In Henriquez’ case, employing the flatiron form helped a 43-storey building fit within the character of the historic neighbourhood while simultaneously achieving a leanness often absent in similarly-sized block towers.

From Secret City: Why Vancouver Has So Many Flat-Iron Buildings, Scout magazine.

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