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    23
    February
    2018

    Renovation is always a better use of resources than demolition and replacement

    That’s what Alexandra Lange says about the possible loss of New York’s Union Carbide Building. Years ago some people thought that the architecture of Skidmore, Owings and Merrill was derivative of a famous modernist, and they were nicknamed “the Three Blind Mies”. But many of their buildings have aged well, including the former Union Carbide […]

    1
    October
    2014

    Architecture and National Identity: The Centennial Projects 50 Years On

    In the lead-up to the Centennial of Confederation in 1967, the federal government of Canada instituted funding programs to support the construction of projects across the country celebrating the Centennial. The ambitions of these programs, which amounted to a gigantic public building campaign, were unabashedly about nation-building, and aimed to uncover and give form to […]

    29
    April
    2014

    Gander airport to be traded-in for new terminal

    The Gander Airport Authority made a tough choice in order to keep its terminal afloat, but the decision could leave the architectural gem that is the current airport at risk. The 200,000-square-foot international airport will be left for a building a quarter of the size to keep the operation viable. The terminal, which was built in […]

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