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Art deco treasures in far-flung corners

from Globe and Mail

"Ah, the Marine Building in Vancouver," he says, confidently, after a millisecond pause. It was supposed to be an unhittable curve ball: "It's 200 years in the future and only one Canadian art deco building is still standing — but you get to pick it." Tim Morawetz, author of Art Deco Architecture Across Canada (Glue Inc., 2017), elaborates as his dinger sails over the (virtual) outfield wall: "The Marine Building is Canada's Chrysler Building or Empire State Building; it is richly decorated, it follows all the principles of what an art deco skyscraper should be and it is very Canadian in the decoration that's on it." more

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