Saturday, June 26, 2010

PDP #241: Total Science Fiction

There are only so many ways I can say this - Vancouver does not look like a modern city. Instead, it looks like a transmodern city, in that it's so far beyond what's considered ordinary architecture anywhere else, it can't help but look like the future. There are tons of towers in the West End with roofs designed in such a way that they look like landing pads for really advanced helicopters or spaceships. The Toronto Reference Library and its apparently weaponizable corporate art is positively modern compared to Vancouver.

But sometimes they shake it up, like this building near English Bay Beach. I guess that's the advantage of living in an undoubtedly expensive pad that's also representative of the future - you get to enjoy a huge tree on your roof whenever you want.

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