‘Living Shangri-La’ is a mixed-use skyscraper and is the tallest building in the city and province. The 62-storey tower contains a 5-star hotel and its offices on the first 15 floors, with condo units occupying the rest of the tower.
Of the 307 residential units, 234 are general live-work homes on floors 16 to 43 and 63 private access residential units on floors 44–60 with two duplex penthouses on floors 61/62. The condominium units are accessible from the entrance at 1128 West Georgia Street and 1111 Alberni Street
Built to LEED Silver standards (almost gold), the building features a variety of sustainable design strategies including a geo-thermal heating and cooling system, energy efficient lighting, green roofs and 57,000 bamboo trees. Shangri-La definitively boasts some impressive construction statistics. during the heigh of construction nearly 1,000 workers were on site constructing one floor per week.