Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Heritage Canada: Endangered Buildings

Heritage Canada has released its list of endangered buildings for 2010. At the top are Vancouver's schools, particularly Kitsilano Secondary.

The Vancouver School Board has provincial funding for seismic upgrading and seems to favour using it to build new schools while placing a low priority on upgrading existing heritage structures.

Facadism seems to be the order of the day in the case of Kitsilano Secondary: most of the building will likely be demolished, including the 1958 Modernist addition, with the exception of the historic facade and a few details.

Demolition was approved by the VSB in July but still has to be approved by the Provincial Government and the City of Vancouver.

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