Dec 12, 2006, 9:47 PM
I am a resident of Vancouver and I do not understand these useless height caps downtown. The downtown peninsula ain't exactly all that big. So the logical theory would then be to go up in order to prevent to much urban sprawl. However there are archaic minds in Vancouver who say that too high a building will take away there precious view of the mountains. This is what we have to deal with. The mountains are nearly a mile high, I don't think you can miss them. Fact of the matter is if Vancouver wants to capitalize on space they must look at going to 80-100 floors on some buildings, purely for functionality. There are also naysayers that talk about earthquake possibilities. Most major coastal cities rest on fault lines, but you don't see that stopping them. Eventually it will happen.