Saturday, June 26, 2010

Waffle House

This brutalist building, once the home of MacMillan Bloedel, at one time a powerhouse company in Vancouver's economy, is one of Arthur Erickson's early buildings at 1075 Georgia Street (at Thurlow Street). The concrete structure, opened in 1968, looks to me like the setting for a fascist overlord's empire in a futuristic movie. Stark, solid, and unapologetic - and starting to show a few cracks in the facade.

It's locally referred to as the concrete waffle or the waffle building.

Post title from this song by David Wilcox.

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