The Vancouver downtown skyline is changing—and fast. With highrises like the 29-storey residential tower on Beach Avenue and the 63-storey hotel and residential building at 1151 West Georgia Street already approved, development is surging upwards with no sign of slowing down. Immigration is on the rise, American retailers are moving to Canada and for a city like Vancouver, hemmed in by mountains on one side and ocean on the other, building up (rather than out) is the only way forward. Seventeen multi-storey highrises sit on the current projects and activities list for the city’s planning department earmarked for the downtown core. This is what it could look like if they all come to fruition.