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“The Marine Building is a gem of a find and well worth a visit, it’s also free.”
Review of Marine Building

Marine Building
Ranked #34 of 359 things to do in Vancouver
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed 23 September 2017

The Marine Building is not open to the public, as such – it is a fully functioning place of work, so access is only during the week in office hours. It is, however, well worth seeing! Built in 1929 in Art Deco style, this skyscraper was the tallest building in Vancouver for a few years after opening in 1930. Before entering the building, take time to stand and stare at the amazingly detailed arched entrance and also up the outside of the building – you will see why the building is so named! Once inside, wander around the lobby area to enjoy and admire the continuing marine theme decorations of flora, fauna, ships and transportation of the period – all finely crafted and complemented in hardwoods, marble, stone, brass, gold and more. Stained glass windows allow the light to flood in. If you are lucky, as we were, a smartly uniformed commissionaire will invite you to take the Art Deco lifts to the next floor, where you can get a closer look at the lobby’s ceiling decorations from the balcony walkway. The Marine Building is a gem of a find and well worth a visit, it’s also free.

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Reviewed 22 September 2017

This building is a stunning art deco gem - outside and inside it's beautiful. Well worth a visit if you get the chance.

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Reviewed 21 September 2017

The rooms their are beautiful. The arquitecture is worth experiencing. Couldnt say enough good things about the place. The staff are very professional and personal. Enjoyed very much.

Thank rae704
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Reviewed 21 September 2017

A designated historic building, The Marine Building, once the tallest building in the British Empire. Completed in 1930, internationally acclaimed "Art Deco Architecture". The terra cotta exterior and street entrance is stunning and the revolving doors invite you to an impressive main floor lobby. Once in the lobby you are transported back in time, the marbled floors, elevator door detail, ceiling lighting, brass grates to mosaic tiled stairs. A "hidden gem" of downtown Vancouver. Not to be missed on your next visit to Vancouver. Highly recommend.
Would of loved a guided tour of the building and learned more,about the history of the Marine Building. Business tenants occupy upper floors. Enjoy a refreshment, access from lobby to a British pub

Thank sandra98walter
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Reviewed 16 September 2017

what a gem, we especially loved the art deco doors on the lifts. What a great place to have an office.

Thank Glenys M
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