Marine Building

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Marine Building information

Vancouver , Canada
355 Burrard St
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Vancouver's most romantic old-school tower block, and also its best art deco building, the elegant 22-story Marine Building is a tribute to the city's maritime past. Check out the elaborate exterior of seahorses, lobsters and streamlined ships, then nip into the lobby where it's like a walk-through artwork. Stained-glass panels and a polished floor inlaid with signs of the zodiac await.

You should also peruse the inlaid wood interiors of the brass-doored elevators. The Marine Building was the tallest building in the British Empire when completed in 1930 and it's said to have bankrupted its original owners. It now houses offices.