The Qube (Vancouver)Wikipedia open wikipedia design.
|Former names||Westcoast Transmission Company Building (1969-2000), Duke Energy Building (2000-2004)|
|Location||1333 West Georgia Street|
Vancouver, British Columbia
|Design and construction|
|Architecture firm||Rhone and Iredale|
|Awards and prizes||1970–71 Design in Steel Award|
It was built as the headquarters for Westcoast Transmission Co. in 1969 and won the 1970–71 Design in Steel Award from the American Iron and Steel Institute. It was known as the Westcoast Transmission Building from 1969 to 2000, Duke Energy Building from 2000 to 2004, and then was renovated to condominiums as the Qube in 2005.
It is considered to be one of Vancouver's most earthquake-resistant structures.
The building was used in the television series MacGyver as the headquarters for the fictional Phoenix Foundation, employer of the title character. Such was also used in the Highlander series and Altered Carbon.
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