That’s it for Our Falling Tower, the Sheraton Landmark Hotel: it’s all dusted now.
Once like this:
Now, briefly, like this:
And Vancouver is one block less Brutalist.Read more »
The last few floors are being demolished on the Empire Landmark. That mundane building from the early 70s, with its typical brutalist raw concrete, is now looking more like sculptural art than architecture – and for scale, massing and contrast, maybe never looked better:Read more »
A certain synchronicity: Just as Vancouver House on one side of the peninsula is being completed, the Landmark on the other side is finishing demolition.
One day an infrequent visitor to the city will be driving down Robson, looking for the eponymous Landmark tower to find a destination. And it will be gone. Truly, WTF.
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Towers go up, towers come down – like the Landmark on Robson, going, going …
On the other side of the peninsula, Vancouver House nears completion.
At ground level, it’s already evident that the podium and low-rise infill buildings – their volumes shaped by the Granville bridge ramps – could have a bigger impact on this downtown district than the tower itself.
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