September 28th, 2017 — A high rise on the waterfront of West Vancouver with spectacular views from each apartment. At least there will be when the repairs, which seem to have been going on for at least a year, are finished.
September 24th, 2017 — A very large mound of sand at the View Star development site in the 3300 block of #3 Road in Richmond. The sand preloads the soil, forcing air and water out, making it more stable for the construction of multi story buildings. The process can take up to a year.
May 31st, 2017 — Vancouver House under construction on Howe Street at Beach Avenue. The lower level units of this condominium will sell in the $300,000 range probably because they will be eye level with the noisy traffic crossing the Granville Street Bridge. The higher and quieter floors command higher prices including the penthouse which is reportedly going for $20,000,000.
August 2nd, 1973 — Another picture that shows just how much things have changed since I first started photographing for newspapers. Not only was I allowed to walk out into the center lane of Lions Gate Bridge to take the picture but the workers were out on the road chipping away at the old concrete just inches away from passing trucks, buses, and cars with no barricades to protect them.
October 25th, 2002 — Construction of condominiums begins on the north shore of False Creek just east of the Granville Street Bridge and below, what it looks like today.
May 3rd, 2017 — Construction workers laying steel for Vancouver House a condominium tower being built at Howe Street and Pacific.
Circa 1975 — A house in the 1200 block of Davie Street surrounded by apartment blocks from two different eras, the 1940’s and the 1970’s, about to be demolished and replaced by retail stores.
April 14th, 2017 — Two large trees on city property next to a construction site at 34th Avenue and Carnarvon Street in Vancouver’s westside were cut down just before the Easter weekend. There’s no outside indication the trees were dead or diseased. According to city hall, however, the trees had become unstable and dangerous because of extreme root damage which occured during construction of the house in the background. The fine to the builder could be tens of thousands of dollars per tree but in a new five million dollar home that’s peanuts.
February 26th, 2017 — Construction fence in the 3800 block of West 26th Avenue in Vancouver.
October 31st 1973 — The Pacific Center tower on the north side of Georgia Street under construction photographed while doing a story on men washing windows on the TD Tower at Georgia and Granville Streets.