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Danger of liquefaction at False Creek Flats site of new St. Paul’s Hospital flagged by City of Vancouver (New SPH)

The replacement of the St. Paul’s Hospital, seen in this IBI Group rendering, will sit on a former mud flat. (Photo credit: The Georgia Straight)
The replacement of the St. Paul’s Hospital, seen in this IBI Group rendering, will sit on a former mud flat. (Photo credit: The Georgia Straight)

A powerful and sustained earthquake could liquefy the soil on which a new St. Paul’s Hospital is going to be built.

Planners with the City of Vancouver are alive to this danger, and have imposed conditions to ensure the resilience of the health facility that will be developed at the False Creek Flats.

The risk was one of the items contained in a recent report to council by planner Karen Hoese.

Click here to read the full story in The Georgia Straight.

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