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Vancouver Icons: The Sun Tower


Tuesday, May 10th, 2011 — 11:54am PDT
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For the Vancouver Icons series I have been profiling buildings, statues, and landmarks that we see every day in Vancouver but are perhaps unaware of their history. The posts are photo-heavy, peppered with tidbits of information about the selected icon. When looking for ideas for this week’s subject I put the call out on Twitter […]

Vancouver Icons: Marine Building


Wednesday, March 16th, 2011 — 3:05pm PDT
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Earlier this week I began a new series called “Vancouver Icons” that will combine information about famous city landmarks with a collection of photos I find on Flickr. When I first started blogging I wanted to showcase the lesser-known aspects of Vancouver life, history, and culture – helping people explore beyond the tourist traps and […]

City of Vancouver Heritage Awards


Wednesday, June 3rd, 2009 — 11:32am PDT
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The City of Vancouver’s Heritage Awards, which took place last week, showcase heritage conservation projects and highlight when best efforts have been made to restore, preserve, and maintain icons of our city’s history. This also includes efforts to revitalize communities and neighbourhoods. Here are just a few of the winning projects: 610 Granville Street – […]

Vancouver Buildings in Google Earth 3D


Wednesday, January 28th, 2009 — 10:00am PDT
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Last March Google launched its cities in 3D program and as of this month, Vancouver is on now the list. If your local government is like many around the world, you’ve invested in developing a 3D model representing buildings in your city’s downtown–perhaps your entire jurisdiction. Or, maybe you haven’t yet produced a 3D model, […]