I can't believe that there is a new 21st century "Flatiron" building going up in Vancouver
on Pender St, 1277 Melville
to be exact. I also simply can't believe that it is basically the same as every other building going up in this city. This contemporary style, whatever they are calling it, makes every building seem exactly the same from the outside.
I like windows and glass as much as the next guy - it just a shame that the buildings them become empty looking glass houses. If you are going to pay all that money for your space it shouldn't just be a couple of glass walls should it? The building's only character is associating itself with one of the greatest buildings in New York
. We get it. You think you're being clever. But you aren't actually. No, you aren't clever at all, you shouldn't even be able to call it Flatiron. Daniel Burnham is probably rolling over in his grave hearing about this. Seriously
this homage more like a really bad, unsatisfying meal or movie. Think of it like CSI: NY to the original, right.