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Marine Building

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Address: 355 Burrard Street, Vancouver, British Columbia V6C 2G8, Canada
Phone Number: +1 604-684-4819
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Mon - Fri 08:30 - 17:00

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Marine building

The outside of the building has some great architecture. They don't allow you to see much inside unless you have business there, but the lobby is great and worth visiting.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
Michael M
Portland, Oregon, United States
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Portland, Oregon, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The outside of the building has some great architecture. They don't allow you to see much inside unless you have business there, but the lobby is great and worth visiting.

Thank Michael M
Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Surely the Marine Building is the finest example of its kind in the world. Some compare it to the Empire State in New York, another icon of a by-gone era yet this building is more artistic in my view. Fortunately city fathers everywhere now understand a classic building should be saved so its art and heritage can be bequeathed to... More 

Thank Tony C
Vancouver, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

See the Marine building if only to walk into the lobby and see the grandeur of the past. This was Vancouver at's best (biased as I am a history buff) The Marine building inside could be compared to the Empire State if not in scale, in detail and art. Someone else here in this forum noted that they felt the... More 

Thank tintype64
Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Riding the elevators is truly an experience if you like the magnificent wood inside the elevators. They are a work of art, as is the insider of the building.

Thank dhopeful1
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

The detail of this art-deco building is magnificent - both inside, and out. Thankfully, one can enter the building...look up and walk all the way around. I found myself "ooohing" and "awwwing" to myself. I think you will, too.

Thank ChrissyKSewickley
Inverness, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016

If you're interested in architecture, this is definitely worth a look. The lobby has a superb ceiling and the lifts have beautiful wood fittings.

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Brownsville, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016 via mobile

This is a beautiful building. The detail is amazing. Just walk into the lobby and enjoy finding all the intricate work.

Thank campi4
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016

This is a spectacular building. The elevators are a stunning example of art deco design. Just step into the lobby to get a feel for the ambience of art deco.

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Orange, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016 via mobile

The outside and the inside is a beautiful building. You are allowed to go to the second floor and take pictures. The lobby is beautiful and has a large mosaic clock. The elevator doors are similar to the Empire State Building doors. All you need. Is about 5-10 minutes and it is free.

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Ghent, Belgium
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016

Visited only the entrance hall which is of a very harmonious architecture. Make sur to have a look at the elevators!

Thank MarcEKM

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