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Old May 20th, 2014, 10:02 AM   #1
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BC's Top 100 Buildings

Found this article via Vancouver art blog Booooooom about best buildings of BC. http://www.booooooom.com/2014/05/16/...itish-columbia

With Huffington Post slideshow of entrants/submissions: http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/2014/05...itish-columbia

Architectural Foundation entry form/details: http://www.architecturefoundationbc....dings-contest/

Makes for an interesting read and discussion.

For me personally; the best building in BC has to be the Danial Market on Barclay - from my first trip to the area and being my local food dispensary at the time, many happy summer memories tied in with that place.
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Old September 14th, 2014, 01:28 PM   #2
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Surprised by the lack of interest in this TBH. I'd say my favourite would have to be the Vancouver Library building. It's something I have particularly fond memories of, not just from an architectural sense but also the huge number of books they have. It's more like an academic library rather than a normal public library.
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Old October 24th, 2014, 09:30 AM   #3
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Well..... I hate a good chance to post buildings we love while boasting about the Province we also love & in most cases the cities we love, or at least the region we love. All this love has me feeling like a hippy all of a sudden...

My own entry is actually 2 buildings, & for a good reason.
The MNP tower @ only 36 floors & the Marine Building @ 22 Floors are seen here ( IN MY OWN PICTURE ) bridging the gap between Vancouver's shining history & her bright Future which we are still building today. ( STILL MY OWN PICTURE )

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Old October 24th, 2014, 04:16 PM   #4
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nice shot!
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Thank you sir
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This thread probably died because BC doesn't have 100 great buildings, in fact it doesn't even have 10 great buildings.
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10 might be a little bit cynical. I can think of 10, though they won't be supertalls, cuz.. we don't have ANY; but it's not too hard to come up with a list of 10 buildings that are pretty neat for reasons other than height.
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Old April 6th, 2015, 08:06 AM   #8
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Wave currently under construction is one of my favorite buildings in BC.


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Old May 4th, 2015, 05:05 AM   #9
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I'd have to agree about the Vancouver Library, it's a really neat-looking building. Very dramatic.

It's unfair to say that BC doesn't have any good-looking buildings. once you get out of the same-y glass towers that make up Vancouver's West End you can certainly find some gems.

My personal favourite building in BC (that I've seen, mind you) is the WAC Bennett Library at SFU. In a completely different direction, I like Waterfront Station a lot too, and the kind of stuff that makes up most of Yaletown has a possibly overunified but pleasant look to it.
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Old May 4th, 2015, 06:01 AM   #11
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welcome to our tiny forum!
Thank you!

I have a big interest in local history (don't we all... haha) and architecture definitely plays a part. So many buildings wind up forgotten in favour of the "City of Glass" ideal in people's general impression of Vancouver. Although, there are nice enough glass buildings, of course (like the Central City complex in Surrey)

Oh, I forgot to mention: Vancouver City Hall is very imposing and thus striking in that way. I haven't gotten to see it in real life yet, but I bet it's just as impressive as it is in photographs.

The Jim Pattison Pavilion at Vancouver General Hospital and the other building next to it (forgot its name) definitely look like places where people go to die, hahaha. Not very suitable for a hospital, maybe, but makes a powerful impression. I seem to remember the old Abbotsford hospital looking similarly, but I could be mistaken.

In my opinion, if a building causes a reaction in people, it's a great building. It doesn't have to be inoffensive and "pretty". Everything can be appreciated in its own way.
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