Seabus Sprint

Photo: Flickr, Ted McGrath

On your mark, get set, GO! Riding the Seabus from Vancouver’s historic Waterfront Station across the Burrard Inlet to the bustling Lonsdale Quay is an experience unto itself. Granted, I am not a regular traveller to the North Shore consequently, my ocean travels via Seabus are predominately for pleasure versus the daily grind of a long work commute. For regular commuters, the crossing may have lost its’ charm, but for me, each voyage is a treat, a twelve-minute long ocean cruise so to speak. Most often, I am embarking on a hike, cycle or a simple visit to the Lonsdale Quay Market in search of treats and good eats and Seabus is my preferred mode of transportation to reach the North Shore.

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Glitzy 26-Floor “Origami” Tower Proposed near Historic Gastown

Image from Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill

Image from Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill

Vancouver’s historic Waterfront Station may soon be getting a glitzy new neighbour.

A sleek, 26-story tower – described as “origami” in glass and steel – has been proposed for the parking lot currently located between the 1912 station on the edge of Gastown and the adjacent Landing building, a century-old office building that houses the Steamworks bar and restaurant.

The tower, proposed by Cadillac Fairview, is designed by Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture,the same U.S.-based firm who built the Burj Khalifa in Dubai (the world’s tallest building) and who are working on Saudi Arabia’s Kingdom Tower, to be the new tallest building when completed in 2018.

To fit in the small space available, the tower folds in at its base, enveloping one corner of the historic CPR train station.  Higher up, it broadens to resemble the new World Trade Centre in New York, with angled planes of glass and steel. Continue reading:
Glitzy 26-Floor “Origami” Tower Proposed near Historic Gastown