Empty Vancouver condo tower floats away

VANCOUVER (The News Desk) — A condo tower in Vancouver’s Coal Harbour neighbourhood long suspected to be made up of mostly-vacant units floated away on Wednesday morning, witnesses reported.

“I was waiting for my friend Jerry, who I carpool with every morning, and as soon as he stepped out of the lobby the entire tower lurched upwards, as if Jerry’s weight had been the only thing holding it down,” said Vancouver marketing consultant Bruce Cadman, who saw the 28-storey tower tear away from its foundations and slowly float eastward shortly after 8:13 a.m.

“He immediately began screaming for his cat, who was still in the apartment. It was terrible.”

“This is further proof that you cannot build a sustainable, vibrant neighbourhood when the vacancy rates are this high,” said resident Victor Wong, who talked to reporters over the phone from his two-bedroom apartment in the tower.

“Maybe I’ll move to Montreal or something.” ♦

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