Here’s a shot of downtown Vancouver as seen from my 15th floor suite of the exquisite Shangri-La Hotel. Vancouver’s downtown has grown tremendously over the past couple of decades, earning the nickname “City of Glass,” a moniker that stuck after the publication of Douglas Coupland’s book of the same name, an ode to the city in which the famous “Generation X” author lives. More than a quarter of Vancouver’s residents live in high-rise towers in the downtown area. It’s a stunning skyline reminiscent of an infant Hong Kong. I love this city, not just the architecture but they way Vancouver has embraced its multicultural identity.