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50 Years On, Habitat 67 Has Never Been More Important

  • sharpmagazinemeAuthor: sharpmagazineme Publish date: Wednesday، 07 October 2020
50 Years On, Habitat 67 Has Never Been More Important
In 1963, Sandy van Ginkel, a McGill professor and Montreal urban planner, was tasked with picking a team to design Expo 67 — the iconic, $283 million world’s fair, held mostly on reclaimed land in the St. Lawrence and featuring exhibitions from 120 countries. Van Ginkel, favouring youthful energy over credentials, opted for a crew of 20- and 30-somethings, many fresh out of undergrad. He approached a 25-year-old former student, Moshe Safdie, to offer him a job and found himself
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