One of Vancouver's most iconic landmarks has returned, just in time for the 2010 Winter Games.
Gone from Vancouver's skyline since 2006, the lighted, twirling "W" is now back atop the new Woodward's building in downtown Vancouver. The replica "W", which uses environmentally correct LED lights, was hoisted up on Saturday, January 9.
The new Woodward's building combines market and non-market housing, along with commercial/retail and institutional arts space, all of which are designed to be socially, environmentally and economically sustainable. It is part of a larger effort to revitalize one of Vancouver’s historic neighbourhoods with the addition of up to 6,000 students and faculty, residents, shoppers, office and other workers.