Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Photo: Terminating the Vista

When it comes to city layout, a terminating vista is what you get when a straight road ends with a structure. They're commonly used to lend an air of importance to civic structures; in Toronto, both Old City Hall and Queen's Park terminate the vistas of Bay Street and University Avenue, respectively. In Vancouver, the Marine Building does this for West Hastings Street once you're past Cambie.

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