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Wednesday, January 14, 2009

666...the luckiest number!!


Park Place is a signature skyscraper located at 666 Burrard Street in downtown Vancouver's Financial District.
Park Place has 35 storeys, and was completed in 1984. It stands at 140 m (459 ft) and is one of the tallest buildings in the city. Although the tower only uses 35% of the site, at 698,000 ft² it is the largest office building in British Columbia. The rest of the site is dedicated to open green space, including water features and a small amphitheatre. The building's facade features pink granite with flush-mounted copper-glazed windows that match the granite's appearance.
This building is rare in its use of the address 666, because of the negative connotations of that number in North American culture. However, in Chinese culture 666 is considered one of the luckiest numbers. Vancouver has strong ties to China; 30% of Vancouverites are Chinese.

7 comments:

S. Lee said...

What a beautiful photo!

Malyss said...

"Let he who has understanding
reckon the number of the beast;
For it's a human number,
this number is 666"...
I saw the movie "The malediction" when I was young...(I could not see such a movie today!)
Anyway, the building is very impressive;We have a very few like that in France, and only in Paris, and maybe not so tall.Such buildings are part of the human genius!

magicpolaroid said...

hello! congrats for ur blog! this picture is amazing!!! luv it! that building!! see u soon!
ciao, Luis

brattcat said...

Wow! This is an incredible photo. Great composition, great light, great perspective.

Kris said...

This really is fantastic. I could see this winning a prize somewhere.

I'd be very proud of this one.

Kris said...

This really is fantastic. I could see this winning a prize somewhere.

I'd be very proud of this one.

gail.proude@gmail.com said...

Barb, this is Gail from Stephs place. You have to enter this one and the fog ship, lady one too. and i want a copy of this one, think it would be a great abstract. Or even better try polaroid.

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