Friday, March 27, 2009

Habitat '67 Designated A Heritage Site

Habitat '67. (Mar. 27, 2009)

From CTV News:

What started as a student project more than four decades ago has now been designated a heritage site by the Quebec government.

Architect Moshe Safdie's Habitat '67, a collection of condo cubes, has long been an internationally heralded building. It was featured in the Will Ferrell movie "Blades of Glory," as the housing for athletes taking part in a competition.

"I'm feeling like a Grandpapa! It's very moving for me," said Safdie about the designation. "What's the most exciting thing for me is that it's a living community. There's people living here who are passionate about this and I'm very moved by the government's action to classify the building and protect it."

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