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:

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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.

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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:

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

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