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Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Rainy Howe & Hastings...


"It all started with Lt. Commander J.W. Hobbs, an entrepreneur who worked for a Toronto bond trading house.
. . . When it opened in 1930, at a cost of $2.3 million ($1.1 million over budget), the Marine Building was the talk of the town. Uniformed doormen stood by massive brass doors opening onto the dazzling lobby and sailor-suited women waited to escort passengers in five high-speed elevators, the walls of which were inlaid with 12 varieties of British Columbia hardwoods. It was by far the most glamorous structure many visitors had seen in their lives."

Check the Marine Building Website for more interesting facts...

5 comments:

PinkPanthress said...

Really nice capture, also very informative for a non-resident.

Malyss said...

we got the same rainy mood around here today;
And about this fantastic building, would we be able to build such a thing today, with the means they had in those times? I'm not sure...

brattcat said...

What a great photograph. I love the watercolor feel to it, and the composition of horizontal and vertical lines.

Abraham Lincoln said...

Oh my what a classy photo this one is.

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honza03 said...

... and the best (for me) is how you catched those two people with umbrellas :)

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