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Vancouver - Downtown - Coal Harbour Waterfront

Vancouver is the 8th largest city in Canada by population (630,000) and is the largest city of the Greater Vancouver Census Metropolitan Area in British Columbia (containing 2,460,000, the 3rd largest in Canada).

Downtown is located on a peninsula surrounded on three sides by Vancouver Harbour, English Bay, and False Creek. I will define Downtown as including the adjacent districts on the peninsula of Central, Coal Harbour, Davie Village, Gastown, West End, and Yaletown.

This thread will focus on the waterfront and adjacent buildings of the Coal Harbour area, starting with the Northwestern residential highrise area:





















































































Vancouver Convention Centre area, including Vancouver Olympic Cauldron:





















































Highrises adjacent to the convention centre:

















Canada Place area, including the famous cruise ship terminal pier:





































All photos taken by geomorph in 2017.

For my other Vancouver threads, see:

Downtown - Central: http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/showthread.php?t=232786

Downtown - More Central, and Yaletown Waterfront: http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/show...64#post8167764

Eastern False Creek Area: http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/show...86#post8181586

University of British Columbia Area: http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/showthread.php?t=232367

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Beautiful. One of the things I remember most from my visit to Vancouver, which was quite a while ago in 2001, were the plethora of water fountains throughout the city. Your photos show many of them. I like the incorporation of water features.
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Beautiful. One of the things I remember most from my visit to Vancouver, which was quite a while ago in 2001, were the plethora of water fountains throughout the city. Your photos show many of them. I like the incorporation of water features.
Here's another one for you, I edited it out of my batch for posting:



Photo taken by geomorph in 2017.
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Looks so Asia-ish.
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Nice pictures. Thanks for sharing.
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Great stuff! I love the variety of fountain designs shown here.
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Great buildings¡¡¡¡ I hope to go someday there and photograph some of those great buildings myself¡¡ thanks for the photos they are great.

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It's a very pleasant area, but I find that it lacks retail/restaurants/bars the way other areas such as Yaletown has. It feels a little dead, any reason why this is? Is it simply because it's so new?
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It's a very pleasant area, but I find that it lacks retail/restaurants/bars the way other areas such as Yaletown has. It feels a little dead, any reason why this is? Is it simply because it's so new?
A large amount of the buildings are used as a bank for foreign investors and are left empty. This is a problem across the entire city but is amplified in areas such as Coal Harbour where the prices are astronomically high for real estate.

For example the penthouse in the green building in this picture was listed for $59 million:


http://www.ledcor.com/getmedia/f449e...axsidesize=960
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A large amount of the buildings are used as a bank for foreign investors and are left empty. This is a problem across the entire city but is amplified in areas such as Coal Harbour where the prices are astronomically high for real estate.

For example the penthouse in the green building in this picture was listed for $59 million:


http://www.ledcor.com/getmedia/f449e...axsidesize=960
I feel so bad for the native Canadians/Vancouverties. They need to make it more difficult for these crazy wealthy Chinese and foreigners to simply buy up housing stock and let them sit empty most of the year, especially when there's such a housing crisis.
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I think that one was held by Russians, rumours were they bought a lot of property during/after the olympics in 2010
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Speaking of penthouses, this one looks especially luxurious, I wonder if it is all one unit on top?
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Beautiful. One of the things I remember most from my visit to Vancouver, which was quite a while ago in 2001, were the plethora of water fountains throughout the city. Your photos show many of them. I like the incorporation of water features.
Ya the city pushes for water features as it helps neutralize the traffic noise. It's actually a pretty cool policy as it works pretty well.

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It's a very pleasant area, but I find that it lacks retail/restaurants/bars the way other areas such as Yaletown has. It feels a little dead, any reason why this is? Is it simply because it's so new?
Ya a bit of what excel said plus it's intentionally zoned to be a quieter part of the city with much less retail and restaurants.

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Speaking of penthouses, this one looks especially luxurious, I wonder if it is all one unit on top?
Yup. Owned by the crown prince of Dubai, Sheikh Mohammed something or other.

A cool $55 million several years ago, worth a lot more than that now.

The sub penthouse was listed earlier this year for a scant $38 million if anyone is looking to dip into the Vancouver market.

At least it's not all Chinese money??
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Ya the city pushes for water features as it helps neutralize the traffic noise. It's actually a pretty cool policy as it works pretty well.
Are many of these water features cycling at night too? I did not notice when I was there.
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Yep they're on all day every day.

Some of them get shut down in the winter if the weather gets a bit cold but they are supposed to be on all the time.
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