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[Downtown] 780 Blanshard Street | B.C. Power Commission | Mixed-use | Proposed


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#21 Nparker

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Posted 19 August 2019 - 08:16 PM

Since local officials claim they want to emulate what is happening today in Europe, the above design should be a slam-dunk as inspiration for 780 Blanshard.  :lol:



#22 AllseeingEye

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Posted 19 August 2019 - 08:39 PM

Some of the real loonies are out in full force on a certain local FB group now re: this purchase. I worry some of them might have a breakdown re: "Vancouver developers", lol. If they are any indication I hope Reliance shows up at any neighborhood open houses with body armour because I suspect they're in for an earful. 



#23 Hotel Mike

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Posted 20 August 2019 - 08:34 AM

The point about Victoria being nothing like Vancouver is well taken. But that's a pretty old photo of Victoria that is missing a few buildings. The old train station is still in your shot.


Don't be so sure.:cool:

#24 AllseeingEye

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Posted 20 August 2019 - 05:08 PM

/\ .........okie doke...point taken. And you're correct I think that shot dates from ~ 2006.

 

Below then is YYJ taken in September 2018, and a comparative shot of YVR. The latter is pretty clearly a global city that is often rated in the Top 5 for livability (cost of renting most definitely excepted!). The other is equally obviously, at best, a mid-sized regional center not infrequently initially confused by international tourists with namesake places in Australia and Texas, respectively. At present, population-wise, it is one-seventh the size of its provincial sibling...if you toss in all residents on the south island from Port Renfrew to the southern Gulf Islands. Otherwise its dwarfed even more.....

 

And no matter when a pic of the Victoria skyline dates from, and no matter how many 10-12 floor buildings the city constructs over the next fifty+ years, it will never ever be confused - by any rational thinking person - with that other place physically, regardless of what nonsense the anti-development fear mongering crowd conjures up. "Just like Vancouver!" Riiiiiiight....

 

....because of course there is no way anyone can possibly tell apart the aging, utterly nondescript eleven-floor Manhattan condo on View Street from the 62-storey Shangri-la skyscraper in Vancouver - they look sooooo much alike.... :squint:

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#25 jstovell

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Posted 14 September 2019 - 04:41 PM

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#26 Sparky

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Posted 14 September 2019 - 06:00 PM

^ I have spent some time in that building. Great bones.
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#27 Nparker

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Posted 14 September 2019 - 07:51 PM

So does this begin another decade-long battle with the city?



 



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