HomeDiagramsDatabaseMapsForumSkyscraper Posters
     
Welcome to the SkyscraperPage Forum

Since 1999, the SkyscraperPage Forum has been one of the most active skyscraper enthusiast communities on the web. The global membership discusses development news and construction activity on projects from around the world, alongside discussions on urban design, architecture, transportation and many other topics. Welcome!

You are currently browsing as a guest. Register with the SkyscraperPage Forum and join this growing community of skyscraper enthusiasts. Registering has benefits such as fewer ads, the ability to post messages, private messaging and more.

Go Back   SkyscraperPage Forum > Regional Sections > Canada

Reply

 
Thread Tools Display Modes
     
     
  #1  
Old Posted May 30, 2012, 6:12 AM
dleung dleung is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Toronto
Posts: 1,838
Foreign developments inspired by your city/things in your city

Stumbled on this really amusing thread in the Vancouver section:

http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/show...02#post5717102

Many North American developements are named after European places, to evoke some of that apparently superior culture/lifestyle. Interesting that the Chinese are doing the same, but with Vancouver. I only quoted a few, out of dozens of developments lol.... is there anything like this elsewhere?

Quote:
Originally Posted by Kwik-E-Mart View Post
Earlier in the afternoon I was having fun looking at a Mainland Chinese photographer's (he's only one-armed too) galleries on SW BC and the tulips in Mt. Vernon. Then all of a sudden a sales ad came up, touting a development called "Vancouver 1792" in Xiangfan of Hubei province in Central China. Given all the talk about Mainlanders and real estate prices in Vancouver, I began to do a search out of curiosity for all completed and planned developments in the Middle Kingdom with the Vancouver monkier.

Without further do, here they are (so far)!

[NOTE: All websites are in Chinese unless otherwise noted. Nonetheless you can still click on the the pics so see them in detail. Pictures courtesy of the links provided below]

[EDIT: Oops, looks like I can't edit the title of the thread to avoid political reprucussions after adding Taiwan developments in the next post.]

Vancouver Forest - Beijing (CMHC is a participant in the project to help BC lumber companies entering the Chinese market)




West Vancouver Mountain Villas - Taichung (Whoa... A first for West Van!)





Zhuyucheng(主語城 - Now this one is tough to translate properly) - Beijing (Obviously Vancouver-styled given James KM Cheng's involvement - bringing "the authentic Vancouver experience" to Beijing)



....................

Talking about Vancouver Villas in Zhengzhou, the developer not only created its own version of "Robson Street", it has even replicated the Gastown Steam Clock!

[NOTE: All websites are in Chinese unless otherwise noted.]
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #2  
Old Posted May 30, 2012, 6:44 AM
Nouvellecosse's Avatar
Nouvellecosse Nouvellecosse is online now
As seen on SSC ;)
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Nova Scotia
Posts: 2,616
I'd love to post some of the (obviously dozens of) Halifax-inspired developments throughout China, but unfortunately I'm just not that familiar with the Chinese real estate scene outside of their higher-profile supertalls.
Reply With Quote
     
     
End
   
Reply

Go Back   SkyscraperPage Forum > Regional Sections > Canada
Forum Jump


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Forum Jump


All times are GMT. The time now is 10:48 PM.

     

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.