Tacoma Narrows Bridge

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j-zczJXSxnw When it opened, the Tacoma Narrows Bridge was the 3rd longest suspension span in the world. It lasted 4 months. Pratley - who designed the Lions Gate Bridge in Vancouver, and The Macdonald Bridge - sat on the committee that examined this failure.    Read More

The Dennis Building to come Down?

Concerns over the fate of the Dennis building Seem to be well Founded. The Dennis Building was Added to Heritage Canada's 2013 list of top 10 Endangered Buildings, it now faces the real prospect of demolition CBC News is reporting that Engineering reports indicate the Dennis Building is beyond saving, and should be demolished. The Minister responsible, Labi…Read More

Inside the New Central Library

A few weeks ago I had the opportunity to tour the new Central Library. I wrote my thoughts about it in a piece for Halifax Magazine. Here are the rest of the photos. (Above) Looking down at the Hogwarts-like stairs (Below) One of the study pods (Above) Computer counters  (Below)The Paul O'Regan Hall (Above) Café…Read More

Welcome To BuiltHalifax

Welcome to BuiltHalifax. This blog Delves into Architectural History and Theory with a Local Slant. To that end - It deals exclusively with things that Are Built, Being Built, or were built, but are now gone. Project proposals generally wont be covered until construction commences, though the process leading up to that point may be. We…Read More