Marine Building is a beautiful
example of Art Deco style. It is steel and brick and copper
highrise structure whose use is office, restaurant and retail.
Architects were McCarter Nairne & Partners. The following
description is from SkyscraperPage.com:
Constructed between Mar 1929 and Oct
1930, this art deco building was the tallest building in the
British Empire for a brief period of time. Developed by
Toronto-based Stimson's Canadian Development Company, the
Marine Building featured what were the fastest elevators in
North America west of New York. At 700 feet per minute, the
elevators are typical of what is found in new buildings. The
contractor was E.J. Ryan Contracting Co Ltd., which also built
Hotel Vancouver. Cost overruns made a $1.25 million project
into $2.35 million.