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Landscapes and Monuments: McCarter Nairne's Marine Building

Submitted by justin.anders on Tue, 12/02/2014 - 3:25pm
One of the great Art Deco buildings of the world, the Marine Building stands 21 floors high on the corner of Burrard and Hastings streets in downtown Vancouver.

Built over 16 months beginning in the Spring of 1929, the building is covered in intricately carved marine life, exotic wood inlays, and according to the architects, meant to reflect "some great crag rising from the sea, clinging with sea flora and fauna, tinted in sea-green, and touched with gold."