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Vancouver's downtown skyline, as seen from Stanley Park, looking across Coal Harbour. Vancouver has until recently had a strict limit on the height of buildings, limiting them to about 35 stories. This accounts for the relatively consistent height of all of the buildings, and the harmonious appearance of the skyline. In the last year or two they have started to allow some taller buildings, in the range of 50 or 60 stories, and one of those new buildings can be seen on the right side of the picture, still under construction. The city planners not only have dictated the height of the buildings, but also the shape (favouring slim towers over large, chunky buildings) and the appearance (making builders use light coloured glass instead of dark glass). Whether the result makes the downtown core look better or not, you can judge for yourself.

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Additional Photos by Alvin Brown (Cormac) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2553 W: 61 N: 5828] (26565)
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