The building in the foreground is the Sun Tower (originally the World Building), built in 1912 and, at 17 stories high, was the tallest building in the British Empire at the time of its construction. The cornice is adorned with sculptures of semi-nude women which was a major scandal in 1912. The building has been renamed several times and has been recently renovated to remain desirable office space.
The building in the background is Paris Place, a 33 story condominium block built in 1996. Paris Place, while towering over the Sun Tower, is still only the 37th tallest building in Vancouver at 101 meters. Currently the tallest building in Vancouver is the Shangri-La at 201 meters.
I chose to emphasize the age differences between these two buildings by desaturating the Sun Tower which also separates the foreground from the background in a more apparent manner. As new buildings have been constructed since this image was taken, you really can't replicate this view very well, but I am pleased to have old and new architecture in the same image as I think it represents the dynamic and changing nature of the Vancouver skyline.