CVA 800-1964 – [City of Vancouver Archives Description in Progress] Al Ingram photo.
I have mentioned this building elsewhere
in VAIW, but was prompted to show it again this morning upon seeing that this image hasn’t been identified by CVA. It is Broadway Centre
(1974) at 805 West Broadway, a fine example of Brutalist
architecture. Another example of Vancouver brutalism is the MacMillan-Bloedel building
(1965) on Georgia Street. And I’d be remiss if I didn’t mention University Hall at the University of Lethbridge (1971) – see images below – and the current Vancouver Law Courts building
(1980). Mac-Blo, University Hall, and Vancouver Law Courts were all designed by Arthur Erickson. U of L and the Law Courts are examples of brutalism turned ‘on its side’, with a predominant horizontal orientation rather than the more typical vertical one.