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“Take a break walking along Burrard” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Marine Building

Marine Building
355 Burrard Street, Vancouver, British Columbia V6C 2G8, Canada (Downtown)
604 684 4819
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Ranked #29 of 335 things to do in Vancouver
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Langley City, Canada
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“Take a break walking along Burrard”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2013

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 floor view. Not sure how the architects did it but as we entered the building we experienced peace and calm. Best 10 minutes I ever spent walking into a building.

Visited September 2013
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“Ugly”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2013

Other than for business reasons, why would anyone go there - not far from the water ... and all the banks. Lots of lawyers.

Visited October 2012
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“1930's Art Deco wonder”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2013

Don't just look at the outside of this excellent example of art deco....go inside to an experience of stained glass windows, balconies,... and peace.

Visited August 2013
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London, United Kingdom
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“Amazing building with great story.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2013

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.

Visited August 2013
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“Lovely art deco building”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2013

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 longer hours.

Visited August 2013
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