There are a number of soaring skyscrapers in downtown Vancouver; however, other cities and municipalities are growing skyward, including the City of surrey.
Costing a staggering $230 million, the renderings for a soaring, 55 storey building in Surrey’s Whalley area are awaiting final approval.
As the highest building in the city, it would serve as a student campus. With a sleek design by the Chris Dikeakos Architects group, it has a contemporary feel.
Standing at an impressive 626 feet, it is marginally shorter than the Shangri-La Vancouver Hotel. At 659 feet, the Shangri-La is tallest building in BC.
What’s more, some people are happy that the new addition will force the Trump Tower into third place. In fact, the building is still a major point of contention for residents who disagree with the president’s politics.
Tallest Building in Surrey
Featuring ground-level retail space, the sprawling centre features five floors of academic space. Complete with classrooms, commons areas, and study areas, they even include an open-air classroom. In addition, there’s also an eating area and lounge.
Located at 10240 City Parkway, the site was formerly known as the Stardust Roller Rink. The Central City rink, will be having one final skate this month as a farewell. It takes place on June 26th, and will celebrate the rink’s nostalgic tie to the city, especially during the 90s.
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