Iconic Tower Tree Felled,Renewed in West End

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If you google “west end condominium  with a tree on top” you will find this condopedia page that describes the building at 1919 Beach Avenue as “easily recognized by the 37 foot Pin Oak tree on its rooftop, rooted into a special circular cauldron specifically designed for it. Architect Richard Henriquez, of Henriquez & Partners, chose to design Eugenia Place to pay homage to the rich history of the West End of Vancouver’s downtown.” Built in 1991, Eugenia Place won the Governor General’s award for architecture and its overall height including the oak tree perched at its top was meant  to” symbolize and represent how tall the old growth forest was before it was logged and cleared for development.”

Via Adele Weder, this CBC report says the iconic tree, a landmark and so notable to walkers along the shore has died, following the dry 2015 summer. Landscape architect…

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