Thursday, April 22, 2010

Endangered Heritage

Heritage Vancouver has released its
2010 Top Ten Endangered Sites.

Included on the list are The Bloedel Conservatory, Kitsilano Senior Secondary and the Dal Grauer Substation. Also noted as endangered are Vintage Neon Signage and Historic Street Trees, both of which have been disappearing downtown, particularly on Granville Street.

John Mackie of the Vancouver Sun ran a feature on the list, which has stirred up a lively debate in the comments, though it's dismaying how easily our cultural heritage can be overlooked. We need to realize that these sites are an integral part of our history-particularly in a city as young as Vancouver-and that in tearing them down we risk losing a crucial part of our identity.

1 comment:

Rikia said...

In Vancouver we prefer shiny Nouveau Heritage.