This past February, we first reported that Trump Tower would be coming to Vancouver. Fast forward a few months as next week, a media conference is scheduled featuring a special visit by “The Donald” himself and an announcement that will clarify the rumours about the long-awaited new hotel/condo project at 1133 West Georgia Street.
Next Wednesday, June 19, the Trump family (Mr. Donald J. Trump, Mr. Donald Trump, Jr., Ms. Ivanka Trump and Mr. Eric Trump) will be coming to Vancouver to celebrate the official launch of Holborn, TA Global and the Trump Organization’s new project. In attendance will be Mr. Joo Kim Tiah, President and CEO of Holborn, Mr. Donald J. Trump, Mr. Donald Trump, Jr., Ms. Ivanka Trump and Mr. Eric Trump. Finalized visuals and details of the project will be revealed during the news conference.
As we stated previously in February 2013:
It is important to note that Donald Trump is not investing in the tower, he is merely selling his Trump brand to the developer. The developers of the recently completed 65-storey Trump International Hotel and Tower in Toronto also took the same path. Like the Toronto tower, the hotel aspect of this new Vancouver skyscraper will likely be operated by the five-star Trump Hotel Collection chain.
The site was originally planned to be branded as a Ritz-Carlton Vancouver, however, the financial crisis put a damper on this project. It has since been revived and with the Trump name behind it; the cursed site will soon finally see a tower sitting on it.
This $500-million architectural gem is very much needed to break the ice in our sea of cookie-cutter condos. This city is in great need of and deserves better architecture and the semi-twisting tower is most certainly unique to Vancouver. The skyscraper was originally designed by the late Arthur Erickson and will stand at a height of 617 feet, making it the second tallest building in Vancouver after the Shangri-La Hotel across the street.