Monday, January 11, 2010

Rebuilding The Bonaventure

Aurèle Cardinal, head of Cardinal Hardy architectural firm which is involved in such high-profile projects as Bonventure Expressway, redesign of Dorchester Square and Quartier Concordia, outside his office. Photograph by: Pierre Obendrauf, The Gazette

From The Montreal Gazette:

Cardinal Hardy is leaving his mark on Montreal.

MONTREAL – If you live in Montreal and you don’t know Cardinal Hardy, maybe you just aren’t looking hard enough.

For the last 15 years, this architectural firm founded by Aurèle Cardinal and Michel Hardy has quietly taken the reins on many of the city’s biggest design, landscaping and construction ventures – from the renovation and expansion of Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport to transformation of the Redpath Sugar refinery as canal lofts, upgrades at Beaver Lake, modernization of Notre Dame St. W. and the rescue of St. James United Church from behind a dingy storefront.

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My Comment: With multi-billion dollar deficits, I do not see them doing anything extravagant. But his viewpoint is a must read.

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