Pacific Northwest Architecture

The Electra

Formerly known as The BC Hydro Building
The BC Electric Building
989 Nelson Street
Vancouver, British Columbia V6Z 2S1
Basic Information
Floors: 22
Neighborhood: Downtown Vancouver
More Information
  • Residences: 242
  • Offices: 205
  • Architect: Ron Thom
  • Architect: Ned Pratt
  • Architecture firm: Thompson, Berwick and Pratt
  • Renovation architect: Paul Merrick
  • Alternate address: 970 Burrard Street, Vancouver, British Columbia, V6Z 2R4
  • This building is on the Vancouver Heritage Register
  • When this building was converted to residential uses, all of the condominiums sold in just eight hours.
  • 1957: Construction completed
  • 1990: BC Hydro moved out of this building.
  • 1994: The noonday horns were relocated to B.C. Place.
  • 1995: This building was converted from commercial to residential use.
  • 1995: The name of this building was changed from B.C. Hydro Building to The Electra.