Wednesday, October 04, 2006

CBC construction, your trees or theirs?

There is always a huge uproar when someone cuts down old trees in Vancouver. I think there's even a bylaw now to stop you from doing it. Even on your own property.
However, it seems CBC can do it with impunity. A few weeks ago they chopped down several old pines, on the very edge of their property. They are building two new high rise condo buildings where the parking lot was.
Now they are planning to build a new studio facing Hamilton street, where the plaza is now.
Today crews arrived and demolished several more beautiful old trees bordering their site. They went into a chipper and were gone in less than an hour.
These trees looked like they were on CITY property. Check out the pics.
Did those trees belong to CBC or YOU?

Judging by the construcion plan of their new studio, they would have been well off the area of construction. Why couldn't they have worked around them or why couldn't the architect plan for them in the design? Maybe he's somewhere in Toronto and like the previous blog item about Sears building, has no idea what Vancouver looks like.

Our lives are a little poorer because of lazy designers.


  1. Anonymous10:53 am

    I never watched it much anyways, BUT will never watch it again.What a F...... disgrace.

  2. Anonymous9:10 am

    Big business has its own rules, which are to ignore the rules of the common people. What did you expect? Someone in T.O. said, cut the trees, who cares, that's all they got out there isn't it?

  3. Anonymous10:38 pm

    Those trees were evidently chopped down by Concord Pacific who was doing that construction. We all know they don't follow anyone;s rules.
    They are being sued over another flagrant disregard for trees I read somewhere


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