From Vancouver Architecture:
The Vancouver Block building, designed by architects Parr and Fee, standing at fourteen stories was built in 1912. While the style and taste of this Edwardian structure is somewhat questionable, its clock, framed by Greco-Roman ornaments is most definitely eye-catching.
I love this sign. It just looks like someone threw it up in the middle of the night and the building's owner has yet to notice.
Evidently City Hall was upset that the building was going to be all dark and wanted the colours of the new buildings in the city to reflect the open blue skies.
"It's an overwillingness to acquiesce to crowd thinking, which results in mediocrity, as in half the city's architecture." He [Douglas Coupland] motions to the half constructed One Wall Centre, a building that will have dark-tinted glass on its bottom half and light glass on the top. The two-tone design was a compromise to settle a dispute among Vancouver city bureaucrats over glass colour. Vanman Coupland's first foray into non-fiction, a quirky picture book on his hometown, offers a view of Vancouver 'from the inside looking out.'
By Roland Tanglao on April 19, 2004 - 1:20pm
Gastown tourist trap :-) er I mean Gastown Steam Clock. Built in 1977, it's now a tourist magnet. It's cool but there are a lot more cooler restaurants and buildings to check out in Gastown such as Brioche (excellent Sicilian inspired Italian food, soup, sandwiches, pastries and coffee) and the Alexander Building.
By Roland Tanglao on April 19, 2004 - 1:17pm
Gastown in the sub-tropical rain forest cloudiness that all Vancouverites grow to love!
By Boris Mann on April 16, 2004 - 10:24pm
Heritage Hall at 3102 Main Street, site of Farm Folk/City Folk's 10th Anniversary celebration.