1255 West Pender: "The Views" is one of Vancouver's thinnest high-rise buildings

The Downtown Vancouver peninsula is increasingly becoming heavily developed, especially the Coal Harbour neighbourhood. Vancouver already makes it into the record books with Chinatown’s historic Sam Kee Building, the world’s thinnest building, and this new high-rise project at 1255 West Pender takes a slice into Coal Harbour.

The project at 1255 West Pender has been dubbed as “The Views” is being developed by Janda Group. The building is located on a narrow lot, next to Arthur Erickson’s heritage-designated “The Evergreen Building.” The building includes a podium for townhouses and a 15-storey high-rise tower for a total of 27 residential units. The unit sizes range from 817 square feet to 3281 square feet.

The Views – 1255 West Pender (Image source: Condo In Vancouver)


Some other notable thin buildings in the city include the Coal Harbour Flatiron (1277 Melville Street), which happens to be right across the street from The Views, and the historic Hotel Europe (43 Powell Street) in Gastown.


The Flatiron in Coal Harbour (Image credit: Steven Ballegeer)


Hotel Europe in Gastown (Image credit: Joseph Austin)


Written and researched by Kenneth Chan, a Columnist at Vancity Buzz. Follow Kenneth on Twitter: @kjmagine