In the 1980s the Whistler Question began posing a question to three to six people and publishing their responses under “Whistler’s Answers” (not to be confused with the Whistler Answer). Each week, we’ll be sharing one question and the answers given back in 1984. Please note, all names/answers/occupations/neighbourhoods represent information given to the Question at the time of publishing and do not necessarily reflect the person today.
Some context for this week’s question: The first part of the Whistler Village was more or less completed by the summer of 1984 and seemed more like a cohesive town centre and less like a series of construction sites. Each building was separately designed and constructed, though great care was taken to ensure they did not clash.
Question: What do you think is the best-designed building in the Village?
Ralph Vandenberg – Retailer – Edmonton
The whole plaza is just a tremendous idea. There isn’t any building in particular I like; they’re all nice.
Robert Moore – Truck Driver – Vancouver
I like them all. Everything’s different, but they all work together. You’ve got the modern and you’ve got the old-looking style together. I particularly like (the Crystal Lodge).
Ed Buckman – Systems Analyst – Toronto
The Clocktower. But the entire village is lovely; it captures the feeling perfectly. The whole layout is like a European village.