Looming Change on Flickr.
The cranes are actually next door but, looming large over Vancouver’s famed 2400 Motel, the immaculately preserved 1940’s motor hotel on Kingsway. Last of it’s breed, Kingsway used to be dotted with Motels but they’re almost all gone now. Last November, the city voted to redevlop this parcel of land, which it has owned since 1989. Despite being one of the best examples of the architecture of the motor age following World War II that can be found anywhere, let alone in Vancouver, the city’s redevelopment plan contains no requirement to incorporate any aspect of the existing motel in a new development.
That makes it #10 on this year’s endangered list from Heritage Vancouver.