Wednesday, April 8, 2009

New Vancouver Convention Center Outside views April 4, 2009

Finally have gotten around to preparing a photo essay on my recent visit to the open house celebrating the opening of our new and expanded Vancouver Trade and Convention center - the most recent addition to our waterfront landscape. Yes it was pricey coming in a way over budget but it does give the City the chance of drawing much larger conventions and thereby generating more tourist dollars. A total of over 64, 000 people toured the facility during the two day open house.

A second photo essay will follow showing some of the inside features of the building. There is now a fully accessible multi-purpose walkway that circles the building starting at the first image which is taken from the Plaza at the foot of Hornby St and continuing past the Canada Place promenade and ending at the corner of Thurlow and Cordova - if you click on the last image you will see the Bayshore Tower in the distance.

I also can't wait for the first of the cruise ships to arrive late this month as those berthed on the west side of Canada Place will now provide many new photo opportunities.

Enjoy the show.



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