AIBC Architectural Walking Tours of Gastown offer insight into Vancouver's history
from Georgia Straight
In April 1886, the Granville townsite was officially incorporated as the city of Vancouver. Since then, its storied history has continued to transform. Few know, for instance, that the Harbour Centre was opened in 1977 by the astronaut Neil Armstrong, who left behind his footprint in the building's cement. And not many Vancouverites are aware that in a recent and extensive restoration project, the many red brinks that lined the façade of Waterfront Station were swapped for the originals, one by one, after they were sourced from locations around the city.
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