This is BC Place, where the Canadian Football team plays and the really big concerts happen. It’s never been very nice under the vast dingy inflated roof, and the concert sound is reliably putrid. So they’re making the roof retractable, and I went by while the sun was setting behind the project.

BC Place remodeling with the sun behind it

I think the new building promises, once all the construction crud has been removed, a surprising elegance. And it has to be better the beige visual splodge it’s replacing.


Comment feed for ongoing:Comments feed

From: Eoghan Hayes (Apr 05 2011, at 03:05)

As fugly as the dome was from the inside, it was a pretty iconic part of the Vancouver skyline; I hope the new version contributes visually from the outside too!

Former (and maybe future) Vancouverite


From: Martin (Apr 05 2011, at 05:17)

May Vancouver be blessed with a REAL retractable roof... unlike Montreal's Olympic Stadium...


author · Dad
colophon · rights

April 04, 2011
· The World (144 fragments)
· · Places
· · · Vancouver (157 more)
· Arts (11 fragments)
· · Photos (975 more)

By .

The opinions expressed here
are my own, and no other party
necessarily agrees with them.

A full disclosure of my
professional interests is
on the author page.

I’m on Mastodon!