A major entrance to Pacific Centre Mall off Dunsmuir Street:
Scaffolding clutters the space, but that’s temporary. The real problem is permanent: the ramp to the underground parking:
It must have seemed like a small intervention when Pacific Centre was being designed in the sixties. The project was three blocks long; underground parking spaces numbered in the thousands. Taking up so much sidewalk space for a necessary exit wouldn’t have been a serious worry.
On the Dunsmuir Street of 2019, it looks like a scar.