The ARC, a new building at the foot of the Cambie Street bridge and entrance to downtown Vancouver is set to be an architectural icon. The slender design, by Francl Architecture, will define the City’s skyline, overlooking the inner harbour of False Creek and the fringes of Yaletown. Not only will The ARC be a visually stunning building, it will also have impressive features, including a glass bottomed swimming pool suspended 200 feet from the ground on the 20th floor as part of a luxurious Sky Club fitness facility.
In order to engineer the “arc” structure, Glotman•Simpson is using giant steel and concrete beams that will be made at the building site, this is in addition to the engineering design of the 60 foot horizontal span that will sustain the pool area.
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