Vancouver Takes an Icepick to its Heritage Train Station by @thiscitylifeyvr

Vancouver Takes an Icepick to its Heritage Train Station by @thiscitylifeyvr

For years, there has been a small parking lot next to Vancouver’s Waterfront Station offering spectacular views of the city’s North Shore. While many have argued that a park should be put there to open the area up to the public, it turns out that the city has much grander plans for the site. A 26 storey office tower is proposed, styled like an upside-down, angular geometric shape and built with the kind of classic floor-to-ceiling glass that Vancouver is known for (we can’t lose any precious view space). It has been likened to an icepick, a paperweight, a blob, or as one member of the Vancouver’s Heritage Commission has put it: “It looks l...

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