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Allen,

Thanks for the help, please PM. I don't want the moderator to think I have hijacked the thread.

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Don't worry about it, this thread is usually pretty dead anyways, it could use a little more talk, and since you'd be talking about Vancouver it wouldn't be all that off-topic anyways. But the best place to find out some info would be in the SSP:Local Vancouver subforum in the Canada section. You could start your own thread in the "General" section and I'm sure a ton of our Vancouver forumers would be happy to throw out some suggestions.

SSP:Local Vancouver - http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/foru...hp?forumid=161
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Old Posted Jan 24, 2009, 9:12 AM
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Another one I know very well is "ADERA"....do you know that one. I've been to a lot of their developments. Also, "ASPAC" should be on your list too! That was the one who planned the Coal Harbour 15 years ago...now Vancouver Waterfront is a great place with awesome buildings. I think that is the company who did "2 Harbour Green"...I just visited that place a week ago. And now they are going to Richmond Oval and develop that waterfront community. It's called the "River Green"....I should start a thread on that.
Thanks for the extra info. I don't think I've heard of ADERA but I have heard of ASPAC. I'm sure there are a few other prominent developers that I forgot in my list.
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Thanks for the extra info. I don't think I've heard of ADERA but I have heard of ASPAC. I'm sure there are a few other prominent developers that I forgot in my list.
Adera is more of the Metro Vancouver Area....the current development sites they have in Vancouver would be in UBC....they are called "Pacific Spirit" and "Pathways"...
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Here's a great construction update care of Delirium:

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here's a bunch of pics i took this morning. crappy lighting outside.. sorry bout that.

1022 living. i like the dark glass on the commercial podium.


vita






Atelier. i love the podium. it's huge and has a big impact along homer..






woodward's




cbc redevelopment




tv towers


i like the grey stone being installed. this will be a waterfall when complete








Raffles - robson street frontage


Raffles - cambie frontage


renovated building in yaletown


Donovan


notice the balcony railings? blah. but the stone base is nice. didn't expect that.


looks like reno's are starting at the best western on granville


granville street




on a sunny day..

all photos by me
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vancouver is so beautiful. i hear austin was going to be replicated after vancouver. and apparently one of the architects based in vancouver designed one of our buildings which has already topped out. the buildings website says that the designer is responsible for most of vancouver's landscape. (here's the link to the website www.springaustin.com )

and considering the only similarity of the spring is it's tall thin structure that makes it seem taller... given none of the other buildings proposed or under construction here in austin has that distinction. i see the same traits on some of these skyscrapers posted on here.

vancouver on the other hand is more like a concept... like the entire city was designed by one mind... or the rest of the designers followed the same idea. i particulary like the last picture posted. i hope to visit someday... and as a matter of fact i've looked into going to vancouver film school... actually i'm about to pop in a dvd of their brochure.
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Unhappy nice buildings in Vancouver, BUT . . . . . .

It's true that Vancouver has an amazing skyline for a city of its size. It's also true that we have some very interesting pieces of high-rise architecture in the city. What worries me is that these is a "ameness" developing in many of the new buildings, both office towers, and residential towers alike. The style of Vancouver is modern and interesting, but what the city lacks is real elegance in its high-rises (readers will disagree loudly, no doubt . . . . )
To give you an example of several truly elegant high-rise buildings, take two
examples from Montreal.

The first is the "Tour de la Bourse" (formerly called Place Victoria).
The second is the "Château Champlain" hotel.
Both were built in the late 1960s, but look as timeless now as they did then.
Our buildings are great, but are often a bit overzealous in their use of kooky angles, and furthermore, little attempt is made to harmonise with the neighbouring buildings, resulting in a "hodge-podge" effect.

So please, go to the Montreal page, and take a look. Thank you.
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I actually dont like Tour de la Bourse, but whatever.
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I actually dont like Tour de la Bourse, but whatever.
It's all a matter of taste, of course. Nevertheless, Tour de la Bourse is still considered one of the most elegant examples of the International Style.

Regarding the Château Champlain (and this is my opinion only) it still has the same ultra-classy elegance now that it had when finished in 1966. It
isn't particularly tall - less than 40 stories - but makes an architectural statement that is both bold, daring, yet dignified and classical, all at once.

One major building in Montreal that I DON'T care for (and I'd like to hear your opinion) is the the one on de la Gauchetière Street. I forget the address.
It's that peaked roof that puts me off. And it's currently the tallest in the city, too.
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^ even Hotel Vancouver is very chic:

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^ even Hotel Vancouver is very chic:

In fact, yes. While many people lament, and rightly so, the demolition of the first Hotel Vancouver, the current one is more elegant in structure, and could fit in any major North American city; NYC, Chicago, SF,....
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