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16. Unbuilt Calgary: Maverick mentality should extend to city architecture

from Metro News

From Nov. 2, 2012: Calgary is architecturally conflicted. While we are entrepreneurial in spirit and often described as "maverick" by our Canadian peers, those characteristics aren't often translated in our buildings and urban design. It appears, however, that we come by it honestly. As detailed in Stephanie White's new book, Unbuilt Calgary, young Calgary architects like Gordon Atkins and W.G. (Bill) Milne struggled to break free of, first, the post-CP corporate colonialism, and then post-war suburbanism, where all things (mainly roads) led to the downtown core. more

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