Building a Legacy: Edmonton’s Architectural History by Ken Tingley (with Lawrence Herzog).
“In 2005, Edmonton Mayor Stephen Mandel famously tore into the city’s uninspired architecture scene by declaring, “The time has passed when square boxes with minimal features and lame landscaping are acceptable. Our tolerance for crap is now zero.”
With such a well-known call to arms in our recent past, it’s a little strange, then, to read a coffee-table book like Building a Legacy: Edmonton’s Architectural History and find hardly any evidence of crap at all. It’s doubly surprising given that Mandel himself wrote the book’s preface.”
Read the full article by Michael Hingston here.