Is far higher Vancouver’s answer to affordability and commuting problems, asks provocative Vancouver architect Richard Henriquez.

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Local Input~ Vertical City for Brian Hutchinson story. How high do we go? The 2500-Foot Vertical City proposed by Henriquez Partners Architects envisions a dramatic shift in scale in relation to present-day Vancouver and takes localsí love for views to the extreme. 3D Model on display at Museum of Vancouver exhibition Your Future Home: Creating the New Vancouver opening January 21. // 0213 vertical

Main story here in the Vancouver Sun of today.

What do you think ? Is this a mere marketing ploy for his firm, Henriquez Partners Architects ? Or is there merit to this ?

They are also working on the new very dense (but not nearly as high) Oakride Center project which will look like this:

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