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#61 Rob Randall

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Posted 20 September 2020 - 06:23 AM

^For my dad it was Chinatown pool halls. Our dads were not Ward Cleaver.

 

This sounds like a great partnership. And a rare opportunity to see inside one of the last big industrial buildings from the last century in its original state.


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#62 amor de cosmos

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Posted 20 September 2020 - 07:38 AM

I was hoping to see more pictures, especially before & after. the pinball club has some:
https://www.instagra...erhousepinball/ &
https://www.powerhousepinball.com/

& lefebvre does also: https://www.lefevreg...powerhouse.html

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omg greenery! in rock bay!
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it's just like the bankside power station in london where people weren't allowed to go for a long time. then it was converted to the tate modern, creating a reason for people to go to that part of town. & judging by comments online it has already started with this powerhouse building. this could be what really gets the ball rolling in the rock bay neighbourhood.


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#63 Nparker

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Posted 20 September 2020 - 08:12 AM

Such potential. Might make a great maritime museum.



#64 Rob Randall

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Posted 20 September 2020 - 10:09 AM

It would be an amazing restaurant like the Tap & Barrel in Olympic Village or North Van.


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#65 Rob Randall

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Posted 27 September 2020 - 04:03 AM

I checked this out around 8:30 last night--it was great to see activity inside after so many decades. And the area around is completely transformed. It no longer feels like an off-limits wasteland. The new paving and boulevards complete the effect. It's like fresh healthy tissue growing where before there was only cancer. An added bonus is you now get a very good view of the Hydro lands. I highly recommend seeing it for yourself.


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