BC Hydro is doing much needed restoration of the Dal Grauer substation. Unfortunately not all the new plexiglass panels will be clear but any thing will be a huge improvement over today.
BC Hydro will be undertaking repair work to the façade of Dal Grauer Substation on Burrard Street, to address safety and station security concerns. The work, which will start in late February or early March, involves:
Replacing the Plexiglas windows with new colourless Plexiglas. Privacy film will be installed on the Plexiglas in front of electrical equipment, but not on the Plexiglas in front of the stairwells.
Cleaning/repairing the building frame and concrete facings.
Repairing/replacing the mosaic tiles on the north, south and west walls of the substation.
The work will take approximately three months to complete. Work hours will conform to City of Vancouver Noise bylaw hours. The work is taking place under a traffic management plan as there may be some minor impacts to pedestrian and possibly vehicle traffic on Burrard Street in the vicinity of the substation.