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I really like this building. I think it turned out great, especially the podium. It has a lot of presence and weight and yet does not feel overbearing.

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Grace

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Elan

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The Donovan

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Homer + Helmcken

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Yaletown Brewing two-storey office addition

(My photo, taken February 23rd, 2008)


Still plenty of room beside the Granville Street Bridge on Concord Pacific land. It is hard to see but a social housing mid-rise is going up on Richards between Drake and Pacific Blvd.

(My photo, taken February 23rd, 2008)


The plantings on top of this building, I forget its name, seem to have survived the winter in good shape. I really like the solar shades on this mid-rise and the two behind it.

(My photo, taken February 23rd, 2008)


I was on the wrong side of the bridge to take a shot of English Bay on such a nice February afternoon, but I did unintentionally snap a shot of our now-ubiquitous hybrid taxis.

(My photo, taken February 23rd, 2008)


Shangri-La from the Granville Street Bridge with the blinding sun glinting off Pomaria.

(My photo, taken February 23rd, 2008)


A full container ship out in English Bay.

(My photo, taken February 23rd, 2008)


As seen from the Granville Street Bridge, The Erickson, under construction on the left, is almost above grade. The Zone, under construction on the far right is a couple storeys above grade. The cranes for Cross Roads and the SkyTrain Canada Line Broadway Station are straight ahead.

(My photo, taken February 23rd, 2008)


The Olympic Village construction precinct at the far end of False Creek.

(My photo, taken February 23rd, 2008)


The Home Depot in The Rise is nearly ready. They put up large parking signs since I was by last.

(My photo, taken February 23rd, 2008)


Excavation has begun on the new infill mid-rise that is part of the converstion of the BEST Building into The Exchange.

(My photo, taken February 23rd, 2008)


Foundry is well on its way.

(My photo, taken February 23rd, 2008)


I believe these are the Neighbourhood Energy Utility lines going in. If so, one would be for hot water and the other a return.

(My photo, taken February 23rd, 2008)

They added junctions at regular intervals along the length of the NEU that was uncovered.

(My photo, taken February 23rd, 2008)


The first building (condos, 13 storeys) of the Olympic Village is about to reach the half-way point.

(My photo, taken February 23rd, 2008)

The first of many mid-block pedestrian mews takes form.

(My photo, taken February 23rd, 2008)

The second building (market rentals and non-market family housing, 5 or 6 storeys)

(My photo, taken February 23rd, 2008)

At the other end of the site a third building is above grade. This one is a 12 storey condo tower and it and the first one from the set act as tall "bookends" of the Olympic Village precinct. On either side of these towers will be a "hinge park", a roughly triangular park to ease the transition in street grid orientations.

(My photo, taken February 23rd, 2008)


Capitol Residences

It looks like they have finally finished excavation.

(My photo, taken March 1st, 2008)

There is now a Potain crane at the site and the sidewalk passes directly beneath it. This affords pedestrians an unusual view.

(My photo, taken March 1st, 2008)


Dolce & Vita

(My photo, taken March 1st, 2008)


Woodwards


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Pure

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Patina

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That's a deep pit. The guy at the bottom gives one a sense of scale.


Shangri-La

(My photo, February 13th, 2008)


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Canada Line Waterfront Station Switch

(My photo, February 13th, 2008)


Vancouver Convention Centre Expansion

(My photo, February 13th, 2008)


Fairmont Pacific Rim

(My photo, February 13th, 2008)

The Ritz
The retail podium is turning out quite nice. Is there a specific term for the small "rims" of concrete that protrude out above and beside the window? I like it. I also the like the sloping glass on the second floor and the crisp cornice line it creates. Also, note that the wrapping is being taken off of the red panels. Some of the wrapping was torn off of the building during our last wind storm to reveal a sort of ruddy red colour but thankfully the real red is better.

(My photo, taken February 4th, 2008)

Red panel detail and that nice glass on the Pender elevation.

(My photo, taken February 4th, 2008)

The retail podium along Bute. Imagine living in the condo beside those big HVAC units on the roof of the podium. I bet that "view" was not in the sales brochure.

(My photo, taken February 4th, 2008)

Flatiron
Lastly, a shot of the Ritz and the Flatiron. It isn't the greatest picture. I don't know how to get the most out of my camera on days like this when it is bright outside but overcast.

(My photo, taken February 4th, 2008)


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Espana (Abbot and something, beside the Stadium-Chinatown SkyTrain stn)

My photo, taken January 15th

Jameson House
Pender street elevation. The two heritage buildings are fully braced now. The cream coloured one on the left is only having its facade preserved while the old mining museum building beside it is being saved in its entirety.

(My photo, taken February 4th, 2008)

Detail of the bracing and I guess a nice promo BelPacific (For all your excavation and shoring needs, call BelPacific today!)

(My photo, taken February 4th, 2008)

Why is BelPacific on site? Because there is excavation underway. Finally. For real this time.

(My photo, taken February 4th, 2008)


UniverCity - The Sustainable Community at Simon Fraser University


My map, using GoogleMaps material.

UniverCity is in the foreground on the mountaintop and Simon Fraser University is behind it. In the distance is downtown Vancouver.

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Altaire - By Polygon Homes

My photo, taken March 5th, 2008.


The Hub - By Liberty Homes

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