1912 was a significant year in the development of Vancouver’s skyline. Among the structures under construction that year were:
- Birk’s Building (destroyed 1974);
- Sun Tower (visible at extreme left of “Vancouver Today” image above);
- Third CPR Railway Depot (now Waterfront Station). This isn’t visible above. The earlier CPR Depot continues to be visible. It was knocked down after the new Depot was fully constructed. The dome apparently above the 2nd Depot is actually the top of the then-newish Post Office (1905-10) poking up behind the Depot;
- Court House (today, VAG);
- Lee Building;
- Vancouver Block;
- Weart (aka Standard) Building.