Many Haligonians have recently been calling for the removal of the Highway to Nowhere – the Cogswell Interchange. Many know why it was built, however few probably understand the thinking that led to Harbour Drive being considered.
A few years ago the Canadian Centre for Architecture ran an exhibit called “The 60s Montreal Thinks Big“. The exhibit looked at several large projects built in Montreal in the 1960s, including expressways, office developments, suburban malls and slum clearance, and tied these projects to surrounding social and political environments.
By doing this in a series format, we can tell a better narrative of the period then we can in a single post, since the background covers multiple examples. Each post can stand alone; however the entire narrative is best understood if read from the beginning.
- Introduction to 20th Century Planning Practices
- 1945 Master Plans for Halifax and Dartmouth
- The National Housing Act and Central Mortgage and Housing
- Gordon Stephenson and the 1957 Redevelopment Study of Halifax
Effects of the 1957 Master Plan
The Expropriations of Africville
The Waterfront Expressway – Harbour Drive
The Centennial Project – Part 1 (its not a Pool)
The Centennial Project – Part 2Relocating City Field
The Science Museum
The New Police and Fire Headquarters
The Law Courts
- note unlinked posts are in the works, and not yet published.