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Old Posted May 1, 2020, 6:35 PM
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Burnaby's plans are to flip Metrotown's malls inside out and to run roads through the current mall footprint to make a true pedestrian oriented "downtown".
Personally I think that's going to be a hard sell. Why would I want to give up air-conditioning and heating in all seasons only to be forced to face the elements and to deal with vehicle traffic ontop of that? Especially since the Metrotown area is served well by transit.

I would sincerely hope that Metrotown decides to make most of those roads pedestrian-only high streets. Or roads that only allow service vehicles. It has the opportunity to do so and we don't need a vehicle-centric grid to achieve a downtown feel when what could be made is the downtown of tomorrow.
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I wish they would just leave the mall and develop the surface lots for now. Or open up the atriums or soemthing, why destroy the whole mall at this point, seems so unnecessary.

I don't find the pedestrian experience around Metro bad at all, it is pretty walkable, not sure what people mean. It's obviously no downtown Van or TO, but it isn't bad
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^ I like that angle. Cool shot.
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Old Posted May 4, 2020, 4:39 PM
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Metrotown from Burnaby Mountain

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Like how Metro and Brentwood are basically 2 competing town centres on 2 ridges and with a valley floor on the bottom.
Brentwood is actually at the bottom of the valley, the top of the other side is Burnaby Heights/Capitol Hill. The only reason Brentwood has any prominence is because of the taller average height of its buildings compared to Metrotown.


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Fantastic pic, shows off a lot of the good lowrise density Lower Lonsdale has.
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Old Posted May 5, 2020, 10:31 PM
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Brentwood is situated on the lower quarter of the ridge, which makes a difference from many angles, especially from Hwy 1.
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Old Posted May 6, 2020, 9:57 PM
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Whereabouts are those, Monolith in Metro Van?

I'm strangely having a hard time recognizing where those towers are .

I should almost receive a forum ban for not recognizing them having lived in Vancity for so long...
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Old Posted May 6, 2020, 10:34 PM
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First looks to be Burnaby, I'd guess the towers are Brentwood*. The lens makes it a bit confusing.


Second is Lonsdale in the foreground, Brentwood in the background.

I think*
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Old Posted May 6, 2020, 11:18 PM
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Whereabouts are those, Monolith in Metro Van?

I'm strangely having a hard time recognizing where those towers are .

I should almost receive a forum ban for not recognizing them having lived in Vancity for so long...
That's Brentwood in the background, and the Lion's Gate Bridge in the foreground. I'm pretty sure that shot was taken from Ambleside Park in West Van.
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Old Posted May 7, 2020, 7:12 AM
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Whereabouts are those, Monolith in Metro Van?

I'm strangely having a hard time recognizing where those towers are .

I should almost receive a forum ban for not recognizing them having lived in Vancity for so long...
As others have stated, the first shot is Brentwood. The second shot is of North Van in the foreground, Brentwood in the middle, and Surrey Centre in the distance.
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Old Posted May 23, 2020, 11:23 PM
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A cool perspective driving in to Brentwood from East Vancouver. There's some nice skyline shots here. Play at 2x speed. This person drives sloooooow.

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there are 4 towers going up in this space, there are 2 more coming soon. Plus the other side of this street (North Road) has been zoned for towers, this is all adding to the Lougheed/Burquitlam skyline.

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Its incredible how massive the GTA really is
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Peek of Brentwood, Burnaby


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