May 23, 2018

Our Falling Tower – 1

As one commenter recently noted, we do seem to be giving Vancouver House (“Our Looming Tower“) a lot of love.
Perhaps because it’s so photogenic, as seen this last weekend.

But this is not the falling tower that is today’s subject.
While it’s likely that Vancouver House will be the iconic tower design of this architectural period, there’s another tower on the other side of the downtown peninsula that, because of its height and visibility, was also representative of its era — the 1960s.
The Landmark Hotel on Robson Street, however, is coming down.

Just as Vancouver House reaches its full height, strapping is being fixed to the Landmark for the automated drilling machines which will, over the next year or so, remove this true Vancouver landmark from the skyline.
We’ll follow along.

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