Set back from the north shore of False Creek, and wedged into a corner nearby GM Place and BC Place stadium is the new Spectrum development (Site CD-1 on map), where avid shoppers can live above Costco and hockey fans can live across from the rink.
The four towers come in at 30 storeys (281 feet), 26 storeys (254 feet), 32 storeys (298 feet), and 23 storeys (228 feet), bringing a total of 931 new condo units onto the Vancouver market once construction is completed by the summer of 2007.
During the development permit application process (to see the discussion click here), city planners were concerned that the buildings needed to have some special design as 'signature towers' with a prominent place on the edge of the city's skyline. In response, the developers came up with 'Mondrian like window patterns', intended to capture the style of the abstract painter (no doubt influenced by his famous painting, below).
For renderings of the Spectrum development, use this link to access the Emporis website. Les Twarog's site has some photos of the early construction activity, in addition to other maps of the development site.