Concord Pacific’s four-tower Spectrum has been called everything from future slums to condo of the year. Sandwiched between the Dunsmuir and Georgia viaducts, with a Costco store built underneath, Spectrum is a condo experience unlike any other in Vancouver.
I’ve often wondered who lives in these slim pinnacles of urban domination. I did some digging and obtained a copy of a private memo sent to residents of Spectrum tower 3. Be advised, you may find this criminally ridiculous:
TO: All Owners/Residents of Spectrum 3, BCS2577
FROM: [XXXX XXXX], Property Manager
DATE: Thursday, May 8th, 2008
During the month of April 2008, there have been incidents of items being thrown from ‘Spectrum-3’ balconies causing damage to Costco’s glass roof top, the repairs of which are likely to run into thousands of dollars. The management of Costco has expressed their anguish and concern to us. While they have handed this matter over to the police for investigation … the security guard has confirmed having witnessed residents living between 5th and 8th floors throwing projectiles such as beer bottles and frozen paint gun pellets.
We would like to remind residents, particularly the ones overlooking Costco to refrain from such acts and realize the repercussions of their irresponsible behaviour that may follow. Throwing off objects like this is very dangerous and may even prove fatal to the pedestrians below.
Let us be a community of responsible citizens and be considerate to our surroundings.
Thank you for your cooperation in this matter.
RANCHO MANAGEMENT SERVICES (B.C.) LTD.
My source tells me the situation has improved since memo went around. Before it did, things were really bad. Beyond the bottles and pellets, at least one full-size shopping cart had been “hurled” onto the glass rooftop.
Over the weekend, I examined the rooftop and found no visible signs of damage. I guess this means things are improving. As a reward for my investigative efforts, I went down to Costco and bought myself a jumbo hot dog. I ate it without concern or anguish. It was delicious.