Wednesday, March 16, 2011

B.C. Place c.1981

Images from a 1981 British Columbia Place promotional brochure.

Original logo.

The name B.C. Place described the north False Creek lands, much of which were later developed post-Expo 86 by Concord Pacific. This included the stadium, then known generically as The Amphitheatre.

The signature white inflated roof seems modest and understated now. It was to be built for a "guaranteed" $126 million and was designed by Vancouver architect-engineers Phillips Barratt.

Illustration of activities by Andre Lim. Note the Whitecaps player – thirty years on the soccer team is finally set to play in the refurbished stadium.

A final sales pitch broadly describes the master plan. Projected to take 15 years to achieve, the city is still wrestling with the character and content of the area.

A parting shot...


Cameron said...

These pictures bring back memories! Thanks for posting them.

CM McLellan said...

You're welcome!