Recent stories about architecture

A newspaper clipping that reads "Recruiting problem at Camsell denied"
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A moment in history: June 12, 1971

On this day in 1971, officials at the Charles Camsell Hospital were denying news reports that the institution was struggling to recruit new medical staff.

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A picture of a multi-storey building from a newspaper clipping. The headline reads: "A modern plant for a modern paper"
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A moment in history: June 5, 1920

On this day in 1920, the construction of a new home for the Edmonton Journal was underway.

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An excavator digs through the remnants of a building that has burned down
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Hangar 11 loss called a crucial moment for Edmonton architecture

Dan Rose swore as he watched the flames destroy Hangar 11 on April 22. "I was like, 'For Christ's sakes, we just can't catch a break,'" he told Taproot.

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Lexi Pendzich seated on the ground holding a skateboard in front of her
arts architecture

Artist's exploration of inclusive skateboarding inspires architects

An Edmonton artist helped an architecture firm explore the idea of "delightful unburdening" by imagining a more inclusive skate park during a recently completed residency.

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A newspaper clipping of an ad the reads "Corona Hotel, Attractive Rates, Two Blocks East C.P.R. Depot, It's New — It's Modern"
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A moment in history: April 12, 1947

On this day 76 years ago, the rebuilt Corona Hotel was advertising for guests. Most are probably familiar with Edmonton's Corona LRT station, but not all know where that particular stop's name comes from.

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A newspaper clipping of a picture of the Arlington Apartments as it stood in 1982, with the caption "Developers eyeing Arlington apartments."
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A moment in history: April 5, 1982

On this day in 41 years ago, the Arlington Apartments were at risk of being levelled by a bulldozer.

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Newspaper clippings showing a picture of Bill Wilson in a suit and tie, standing in front of the Garneau Theatre, beside a story about his retirement
history architecture

A moment in history: March 29, 1971

On this day 52 years ago, credits rolled on the career of Bill Wilson, the longtime manager of the Garneau Theatre, which plays a big role in Edmonton's cinematic and architectural history.

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A newspaper clipping with the headline "3-Storey Zones Whyte Ave. Plan"
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A moment in history: Dec. 7, 1945

On this day 77 years ago, Edmonton's city council was considering a cap on the height of new buildings along Whyte Avenue.

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A newspaper clipping with the headline "Our Historic Buildings: The Birks" with a picture of the Birks Building on Jasper Avenue with its distinctive curved corner
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A moment in history: Nov. 30, 1984

On this day 38 years ago, details were coming out about how close Edmonton came to losing the iconic Birks Building.

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