The Qube (Vancouver)

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Former namesWestcoast Transmission Company Building (1969-2000), Duke Energy Building (2000-2004)
General information
Location1333 West Georgia Street
Vancouver, British Columbia
V6E 4V3
Coordinates49°17′20″N 123°07′39″W / 49.28889°N 123.12750°W / 49.28889; -123.12750
Construction started1968
Technical details
Floor count15
Design and construction
Architecture firmRhone and Iredale
Awards and prizes1970–71 Design in Steel Award

The Qube is a building in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.

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.[1]

The building was built from the top down. The thirteen-story[2] core was built first then steel was hung from cables at the top and the 9 occupied floors were successively built downwards.[1]

It is considered to be one of Vancouver's most earthquake-resistant structures.[citation needed]

The building's address is 1333 W. Georgia Street. It is located in Vancouver's Coal Harbour, halfway between the main business district in Vancouver's Downtown and Stanley Park.

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The building was used in the television series MacGyver as the headquarters for the fictional Phoenix Foundation, employer of the title character.[3] It appeared in a similar role in the Highlander series and in Netflix's Altered Carbon as the headquarters of Psychasec.


West Coast Transmission Building under construction Vancouver, B.C. Canada. Summer 1969.

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