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Downtown and False Creek, Vancouver, BC, Canada,


The reflections of the old Canada Post building in the windows of Vancouver Community College really stood out in the bright sunshine.

JW Marriott Praq is the last new building in the eastern portion of False Creek.

The shadows in the reflection of Marriott Praq a of three buildings under construction at the foot of Cambie Bridge by Concord Pacific.

This area has really changed over the last century. False Creek was the centre of industry and employment for a number of years, even in 1950 sawmills remained the top industrial employer of nearly 10,000 people. A third of the manufacturing jobs in Greater Vancouver involved the processing of raw natural resources. I came to Vancouver in Spring 1969 and I recall a few operating sawmills, but the majority was derelict. I also recall the old Cambie bridge and difficult to drive on, with narrow lanes and streetcar tracks.

I borrowed the photo of False Creek with sawmills and other industries.

Cambie Street Bridge which was built in 1911 was replaced and the new cocrete bridge opened in December 1985 to be part of Vancouver's 100th birthday and in time for Expo 86. The photo is from City of Vancouver's archive.

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