By Richard Eriksson on May 6, 2004 - 12:20am
Evidently City Hall was upset that the building was going to be all dark and wanted the colours of the new buildings in the city to reflect the open blue skies.
"It's an overwillingness to acquiesce to crowd thinking, which results in mediocrity, as in half the city's architecture." He [Douglas Coupland] motions to the half constructed One Wall Centre, a building that will have dark-tinted glass on its bottom half and light glass on the top. The two-tone design was a compromise to settle a dispute among Vancouver city bureaucrats over glass colour. Vanman Coupland's first foray into non-fiction, a quirky picture book on his hometown, offers a view of Vancouver 'from the inside looking out.'