Is concrete green?

October 13th, 2021 — It’s curious that the two towers in the background of this picture at 1684 and 1668 Alberni Street are being considered for demolition and redevelopment — I assume because they are at the end of their life — while the two houses in the foreground aren’t. What is the life of a concrete tower; these two can’t be fifty years old? Does a city trying to be the greenest in the world consider demolishing buildings like these “green”?

Updated: October 15, 2021 — 9:50 pm


October 13th, 2021 — Westbank’s Alberni condo tower under construction at the corner of Alberni Street and Cadero.

Updated: October 13, 2021 — 10:07 pm

Hold out

October 9th, 2021 — An disused gas station and service center on Beach Avenue at Howe Street holds out being developed as a condo tower.

Updated: October 11, 2021 — 9:47 pm

Door light

October 2nd, 2021 — East 10th Avenue at Ontario Street..

Updated: October 10, 2021 — 10:24 pm


October 6th, 2021 — Basketball hoop in a west side Vancouver lane.

Updated: October 9, 2021 — 10:32 pm

Not so Mini

October 7th, 2021 — Two Minis on Cypress Street; one new and not so mini and one old, very mini.

Updated: October 7, 2021 — 9:54 pm