In Vancouver’s City of Glass Punchy Designs and a Little Showmanship Go a Long Way
September 9, 2015
by Christopher DeWolf
South China Morning Post, Sep 2, 2015
When Douglas Coupland called Vancouver the “City of Glass” in a 2000 book of the same name, the moniker stuck – not because the author/artist was making some kind of metaphorical statement about the city’s character, but because it was literally true.
Vancouver’s housing boom, which started in the mid-1980s and has continued until now, with few interruptions, has left it with a thicket of glass-walled apartment towers that seem almost apologetic about their intrusion into the city’s beautiful natural surroundings. Read more…