Rob Nordrum

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Project 200: The Lost Vision of Our Waterfront

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I’ve covered Project 200 – the massive urban-renewal proposal for Vancouver’s waterfront – a few times in the past: in Price Tags 20 and here on the blog.  But Jason Vanderhill has done us all a real service by scanning the original 1968 report on to his Flickr stream so you can read all the gruesome details for yourself.

Irresistibly, though, I have to post a few of the best images here – beginning with the cover:


The site would have demolished practically everything from Howe to Abbott Streets, north of Cordova, and covered over the rail tracks on the CPR yards, with a southern extension to Woodwards on the east side.


The CPR station (now Waterfront) would have been ploughed under (but not, it appears, the Woodward’s department store) to be replaced by this modernist mixed-use complex:


Its major public amenity was arguably the interconnected pedestrian plazas, elevated…

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