Shot through my damp windshield as we drove through downtown Vancouver on a rainy and rather dreary (but not snowy, thank goodness) Thursday, January 2, 2014.
At 1128 West Georgia Street, we passed the Shangri-La Hotel Vancouver, which, at 659 feet or 62 storeys1, is currently the tallest skyscraper in Vancouver. To think that, less than 20 years ago, The Renaissance Vancouver Harbourside Hotel, with its revolving private event space3 at the top, was one of the most identifiable buildings by the harbour! (It has since been eclipsed by not one, by two convention centres — Canada Place and Vancouver Convention Centre, and most recently, the Fairmont Vancouver Waterfront).
I always feel a sense of claustrophobia and imbalance with the dizzying infinities that buildings of this height seem to convey.