The Erickson Vancouver, B.C. Canada Conceptual design 2002, with Nick Milkovich Architects The 17-storey residential tower is part of a large comprehensively planned urban residential development in Vancouver, and it occupies a prominent site on a waterfront promenade. The tower spirals gently as it ascends providing a dynamic presence as the glass skin reflects the soft light of the Pacific Northwest. The form of the tower is reinforced by the arc of townhouses at its base defining the edge of the project at the waterfront walkway. All the rooftops of townhouses and tower except for the mechanical penthouse are landscaped to provide park-like views from the tower and neighbouring buildings. The tower floor plate consists of three units all having full waterfront views and large exterior balconies and extensive glazed areas. Each unit has direct elevator access with a fourth elevator dedicated for servicing and fire fighting. Waterfront townhouses have direct access from garages situated under the units. The design of the "S" curve shape from top to bottom was altered from the original version, as were the top floors on the waterfront side.