Saturday, January 8, 2011

Photo: Clock and Province

Vancouver isn't nearly as tall of a city as Toronto. Perhaps it's because that with the North Shore Mountains right over there, there's no perceived need to build artificial ones to hold up the skyline - or because the demand for space in downtown is more economically met with smaller buildings, or maybe because of seismic building codes. I don't know.

Granville Square, housing The Province newspaper among others, is four hundred and fifty-four feet tall and thus the tenth tallest building in the city; before Expo 86, it was in the top five. So it's no surprise that it's bright in the sun while below, the Post Office Building at Sinclair Centre is down in the shadows.

NOTE: This image has been slightly modified from its original, to conceal a dead-pixel defect in the camera. Take a look and see if you can find it!

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