Monthly Archives: May 2014

Salt – 1308 Hornby Street

In 2011 we noted how Maddox, a 33 storey tower designed by IBI/HB, and Salt – this building – would change the neighbourhood. Both are now complete. Maddox is more colourful; the Hornby Street tower for Concert Properties designed by Bingham Hill … Continue reading

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2975 Oak Street

The Van Arsdel apartments were built in 1928, designed by Townley & Matheson (who also designed City Hall and the Stock Exchange, among many other projects). The building featured poured concrete walls with applied decoration, so it still looks very … Continue reading

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Hotel Blu – Robson Street

Yet another of the ‘stalled’ projects that were impacted by the brief 2008-9 recession and the hike in construction costs around the Olympics got underway in 2011, and is now pretty close to completion. One of the few surface parking … Continue reading

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