4. Vancouver's Waldorf Hotel: When does preserving heritage go too far?
from National Post
Feb. 1, 2013:
The Waldorf Hotel is not easy to find. In fact, its operators freely touted it as a cultural hub in the "middle of nowhere." It was the spot where serial killer Robert Pickton spent 25 years cruising for victims and, despite a $1.6 million renovation to spruce its dive bar image, after two years the operators had started asking for rent forgiveness. Thus, when the structure was recently picked up for a tidy sum by one of Vancouver's many builders of glass condo towers, locals assumed that its death warrant was signed.
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