1400 Vancouver Street is a proposal to build a 15-storey, residential tower along the 900-block of Johnson Street at Vancouver Street in downtown Victoria's Harris Green neighbourhood.
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I've come around to appreciating those unconventional and/or goofy aspects. This project isn't standard-issue. Which is all the more reason to swap out that standard-issue light green spandrel for something else.
Re: this pic from earlier in the thread, how can you not love the clash of styles? That's awesome. I wouldn't have wanted that chapel closer to the heart of downtown, but at Johnson and Vancouver it really worked.
They just don't seem Mid-Century Modern in inspiration to me.
You have to remember that DiCastri studied under Bruce Goff who was associated with Frank Lloyd Wright. It's definitely not the sparse, rectilinear style of modernism.
I think I just really hate those cluster of windows on the second level. Who knows, maybe they will look better in execution than in the renderings. 989 surpassed my expectations.
Public hearing for this project has been set for September 19.
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