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Marine Building

355 Burrard Street, Vancouver, British Columbia V6C 2G8, Canada (Coal Harbour)
604 684 4819
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Ranked #18 of 185 Attractions in Vancouver
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Architectural Buildings
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Greensboro, North Carolina
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

We saw it at night and could not enter. Incredible architecture and history. Go see it for me in the daytime!

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Northeast
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43 reviews 43 reviews
12 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

While walking through downtown Vancouver, we noticed the Marine Building. We knew nothing about it, but realized it was something special. We went inside and were pleasantly surprised. What a lovely example of deco. Don't miss it!

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Sydney, Australia
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429 reviews 429 reviews
153 attraction reviews
150 helpful votes 150 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

Entering this interesting grand building through beautiful revolving doors I was in awe of the stunning lobby in which I found myself. Such detail from floor to walls to ceiling & doors. Stained glass windows, the floor design with the zodiac & other sea faring motifs. It's worth taking the lift to the next floor to see the view from... More

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Keremeos, Canada
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92 reviews 92 reviews
29 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

this, in my opinion is the most beautiful building in Vancouver. The details on the exterior are truly very beautiful. A rare find in "the concrete jungle".

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glasgow
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26 reviews 26 reviews
12 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

we popped in just for a look and were amazed at the art deco designs and décor inside. It is a treasure hidden amongst the high rises but well worth seeking out.

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

An awesome example of Art Deco architecture, with tons of nautical design elements. You can go inside also and examine the elaborate interior style. The elevator doors are on equal par with those in the Chrysler Building in New York. Very near the waterfront too.

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Vancouver, Canada
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33 reviews 33 reviews
8 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

take the polished elevators and marvel at the lobby. Vancouver's architecture can be blandly new, and fortunately for us we have a few gems to be proud of. The marine building is imaginative and whimsical and i have had the good fortune to be in the private penthouse offices. This used to be the part time home for the Guiness... More

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22 reviews 22 reviews
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 via mobile

Don't expect a tour or anything, but feel free to wander around during the week to see the amazingly detailed architecture throughout this building.

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Batemans Bay, Australia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

Wonderful to see such a beautifully maintained heritage building well labelled and even though it was closed when we were there on a Sunday, we could see inside and would have loved to have time to return to visit.

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Vancouver, Canada
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

Beautiful and highly unique example of art deco architecture. About the only thing that I liked in this awful, snobby, overpriced city.

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