The First and Original CN Tower

Excerpt from Capital Modern: The 26-storey CN Tower opened February 14, 1966 and was Canada’s tallest building west of Toronto. It was... Read More

Giving ‘Eyesores’ a Second Life

In the Edmonton Journal last week, columnist Paula Simons argued for the preservation of the Healy Ford Building in light of its... Read More

Retail Spaces Sell Cities

Most denizens, visitors and armchair urbanists casually acquainted with the works of Jane Jacobs would agree that the City of... Read More

Quick Commentary: the Future of McDougall United Church

Today, council turned down a proposal to purchase the McDougall United Church. This was deemed a fair decision as it would have set a... Read More

Let it snow! Winter and city building.

Despite the pain of plowing through roads and sidewalks, snow can be very useful. In fact, its presence is critical to the survival of... Read More

Higher Aspirations: of Skylines and Sight Lines

Sky. When I talk with Edmontonians-away-from-home about what we miss most about the city, the answer is almost always the same: the... Read More

Skyscraper Envy?

Do skyscrapers ever grow tired Of holding themselves up high? Do they ever shiver on frosty nights With their tops against the sky? Do... Read More

Does a skyline tell a story?

Despite the focus on the phallic-obsessed competition of “which city has more skyscrapers” or “whose tower is... Read More

Bridging Communities for 100 Years

Editor’s note: This piece is a continuation of the article found in the Fall 2013 national issue of Spacing. We urge you to buy... Read More

Edmonton Today: Kelly-Ramsay Demolition

The Kelly-Ramsay Block as it looked this afternoon, Sunday October 6th 2013, roughly halfway through its demolition. The facade has... Read More