From Michael Alexander:
I call them eyebrows— the weather screens that are required over building entries, and extend along some but not all building frontages. As urbanist planner Jan Gehl commented when he visited Vancouver, they don’t extend far enough over the sidewalk to properly shelter pedestrians.
That change would be a gift to the street!
But, occasionally, stuff happens, as seen on Manitoba Street in Olympic Village. Interestingly, this has been the scene for a few months.
I find the shattered-in-place look of the tempered glass very beautiful, so perhaps it will remain, as long as it doesn’t kill someone. You gotta wonder what hit it, and whether it came from above or below.