Today, I walked past a big hole at 6th and Carnarvon. To get a better idea of its true size, look for the workers at the far end. A new retail and residential tower will be built there. Downtown New Westminster has witnessed a lot of construction over the 19 years we've lived downtown. This new building will be in our neighbhourhood. In fact, we live in the towers in this center-background of today's picture.
Six or seven years ago, I had intended to use the New West Public Library collection to create some then and now local-area comparisons. After the building takes shape over the next year, I will be able to update this older blog entry.