we found this a really worthwhile visit , really interesting displays , fantastic architecture , an icon in vancouver , .
I love art deco and Vancouver's Marine Building does not disappoint. The maritime motifs on the outside of the building are lovely and appropriate. The inside flooring is beautiful and in excellent condition. I especially like the way the sidelights along the walls were used to light up ship's sails as part of its decorative motif. Beautiful. Finally, the elevators... More
The dim sum in the first floor restaurant would be worth the visit alone, but it iis the stunning Art Deco design and, especially, the detail of this building that is amazing. Do NOT miss seeing it if you are ever in Vancouver. Pay special attention to the detailing above the entrance (you will recognize the entrance from it's use... More
It is actually a working building and not a designated pay as you go 'attraction' but well worth a look at this fine example of art deco architecture still with the majority of its original fixtures and fittings and once used to be the tallest building in the commonwealth. From the magnificent lobby take the elevator for a ride if... More
I am a fanatic for old architecture, so I enjoyed visiting the Marine Building. There are exquisite features including very detailed carvings, custom designed lights, beautiful wood inlay floors, and old revolving doors. There is not much else to see except the architecture however, so if you aren't already in the area, or do not care for architecture, you may... More
If you find yourself walking along Burrard towards the water you will surely go by the Marine Building. Take a moment and walk into the foyer. It is spectacular. It's like walking back in time. The design detail is wonderful. A quick elevator ride to the second floor will enable you to see the elevator interior then experience the second... More
Went in here as part of Tour Guys Downtown and Waterfront tour. Beautiful example of Art Deco building not to be missed. Go in the lift to 2nd floor (no higher as it is office space) and admire the wood panelling in the lifts and look down at the floor from mezzanine level. Just gorgeous.
Found this building wandering around the Convention Center/Harbourfront area. It has beautiful stained glass, plaster work, decorated elevators--definitely worth stopping by for a look, and riding the elevator up one level for another view of the lobby, although it is apparently only open M-F 9:00-5:00. Elephant & Castle restaurant inside the Marine Building gives additional looks at the architecture with... More
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