Resurgence, a sculptural mural by Jordi Bonet, from 1977, inside the Oceanic Tower, the companion to Vancouver’s Guinness Tower, posted for Yuri. Jordi’s work can also be seen in the 1970 Alcan annual report, where his cast aluminum doors grace the entrance to the National Arts Centre in Ottawa. Jordi was diagnosed with leukemia in 1973, and although doctors only gave him a month to live, he passed away on Christmas Day, 1979.
Oceanic Plaza at 1066 W Hastings Street was built by Charles Paine & Associates in 1976-1977. “A companion to the Guinness Tower by the same architect and developers, the two buildings are linked by a graceful pedestrian bridge and are perceived as one project.” Vancouver Heritage Foundation.
The Guinness Tower is an important modern landmark in Vancouver, built from 1967-1969 by none other than the Guinness family, famous for bringing us the Lions Gate Bridge and developing the British Properties in West Vancouver. Oh, and they also have a book of world records, and a dark beer you should try.
“The Guinness family sold the Marine Building, the Guinness Tower and Oceanic Plaza to Campeau Corp. and Confederation Life for $81.8 million in 1985.” The Vancouver Sun.
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