Starchitect lands in Canada – Bjarke Ingels

Some of you may know about Vancouver House going up along Howe Street at Pacific Boulevard and right up against the Howe Street onramp for the Granville Street Bridge. It is Danish starchitect, Bjarke Ingels‘, huge stamp on the Vancouver skyline.

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The giant tower will contort it’s frame over part of the bridge in architectural yoga pose in the sky. It’s an impressive looking building in the computer renditions. It may be just as promising when it is finished.

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Memories of the 2012 Calgary Stampede

Where else in the world can you try a Cowboy Sundae, but at the Greatest Show on Earth – the Calgary Stampede.  It’s been a year since last year’s giant 100th anniversary bash.  The 2013 edition runs from July 5 – 14th this year. 2012 was the first time I had ever been to the Calgary Stampede.  Even though I lived in Alberta for many … Continue reading Memories of the 2012 Calgary Stampede

Opening and Construction Starts Planned for 2012 « The Transport Politic

Opening and Construction Starts Planned for 2012 « The Transport Politic. The Transport Politic is one of my favourite blogs to follow.  Most of what he covers is about the United States since he’s based there.  Also, he provides what seems to be an inside look at the financing side of transportation projects across North America.  He’s just released his newest graphic/map for 2012.  It’s … Continue reading Opening and Construction Starts Planned for 2012 « The Transport Politic

Hume: ‘Canada’s mayor’ sees the city positively – thestar.com

Hume: ‘Canada’s mayor’ sees the city positively – thestar.com. One thing I like about Toronto is the Toronto Star.  They have some interesting and articulate pieces from people such as Christopher Hume.  When into urbanism, then Christopher Hume usually makes for a great read.  Also, the Toronto Star is one of the few more independent newspapers in this country. Hume goes into comparing two newly … Continue reading Hume: ‘Canada’s mayor’ sees the city positively – thestar.com