May 2019 Issue #29 May 2019 Issue #29 - Page 174

The clean yet “Cookie Cutter” skyline of False Creek. Early-20th century Throughout downtown Vancouver, prominent towers built throughout the 20th century of various styles and materials can be found and admired. With its striking colour pallet of vibrant red and golden beige, reminiscent of an autumn landscape, the Dominion Building, which sits opposite Victory Square on the edge of Gastown, is a prime example of Vancouver’s archi- tectural fearlessness of the past century. Upon its completion in 1910, it had the honour of being the tallest commer- cial tower in the British Empire. VANCOUVER 174