What happened in Vancouver in the 90’s?
- The Rogers Arena was built in 1995 and its construction changed the landscape of Downtown Vancouver. It was the beginning of a new transformation. It was created by mostly private funders who gave more than $150 million to build this stadium.
- It was home of the Grizzlies and Canucks, but the first one stopped playing some years ago. And it also had a different name! It was just known as GM (General Motors)
- The West Coast Express started on 1995 directly linking some of the closest cities like Coquitlam, Maple Ridge and Port Moody with Downtown Vancouver.
- More than $105 million was needed to build Downtown Vancouver Public Library, which opened its doors on West Georgia Street in 1995.
- In this decade the Stanley Park Zoo closed. You could find polar bears there!
- March 19, 1990 was the first day of full operation of The SkyBridge, a bridge built to carry the Skytrain from Fraser to Surrey. It is the world’s longest cable stayed bridge designed for the sole use of rapid transit. It had a cost of more than $26 million and it was part of an extension of 3.1 km that cost around $200 million.
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