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McBarge: Abandoned Floating McDonalds to Be Given New Life As a Marina in Canada
Posted By Helen Morgan On February 4, 2013 @ 10:40 am In Architecture,carousel showcase,Green renovation | No Comments
This old rusting ship is all that remains of a once grand idea for a floating McDonalds, constructed in the mid '80's for the Expo '86 World Fair. It has been dubbed the McBarge by residents of Vancouver, where it has been left abandoned for the past 23 years, surrounded by other industrial wrecks and machinery. But now the McBarge is set to be renovated, with plans underway to create a brand new waterfront marina in Mission, British Columbia.
Once refurbished, the plan is to turn the ship into a home for several restaurants—instead of just one—which would hopefully include some healthier options  for visitors. The proposals are already fairly ambitious and even suggest a float plane service, a marina , and paddlewheel excursions around the surrounding river.
Although it resembles an old ghost ship , the barge has some old industrial beauty to it. Take a look at the gallery of images and imagine how it could look after a new lick of paint (and a lush array of sprouting veg!)
Images courtesy of Flickr user Unk’s Dump Truck 
Via Kuriositas 
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URLs in this post:
 Image: http://inhabitat.com/wp-content/blogs.dir/1/files/2013/02/unks-dump-truck-mcbarge-edit.jpg
 healthier options: http://inhabitat.com/ground-beef-sold-in-uk-supermarkets-found-to-be-contaminated-with-horsemeat/
 marina: http://inhabitat.com/tag/marina
 ghost ship: http://inhabitat.com/green-tech-ghost-town-hunting-for-new-home-in-new-mexico/
 Flickr user Unk’s Dump Truck: http://www.flickr.com/photos/18789396@N00/with/2562072624/
 Kuriositas: http://www.kuriositas.com/2013/01/the-mcbarge-abandoned-relic-of-expo-86.html
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