Month: November 2019

STRIKING ARCHITECTURE IN PANAMA CITY, PANAMA

STRIKING ARCHITECTURE IN PANAMA CITY, PANAMA

(Originally written 2013. Scroll to the end for the unexpected twist about an American presence in Panama that became rather infamous several years later…) Mention the word “ARCHITECTURE” in Panama City and the response is always in superlatives, like “ICONIC,” a word they love, or “it is the highest,” “the tallest,” “has the most rooms,” […]

THE MARINE BUILDING: Vancouver’s Iconic Art Deco Building

THE MARINE BUILDING: Vancouver’s Iconic Art Deco Building

Almost every North American city has one: the Art Deco tower that outshines the rest of the skyline, even the taller, more recent additions. For Vancouver, this is the Marine building, a “tasting menu” of the finest ingredients of Art Deco Design and Imagery. Completed in 1930, the structure has been impeccably preserved. This legendary […]