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Seen but ignored: Concordia University's Henry Foss Hall Building in Montréal

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Seen but ignored: Concordia University's Henry Foss Hall Building in Montréal

Borck, Anja (2009) Seen but ignored: Concordia University's Henry Foss Hall Building in Montréal. JSSAC: Journal of the Society for the Study of Architecture in Canada, 34 (2). pp. 61-74. ISSN 1486-0872

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Abstract

Montréal’s Henry Foss Hall Building, erected between 1964 and 1966, is a major element of today’s Concordia University campus and a rare example in Canada of a high-rise building to hold originally an entire university. For over forty years it has been an eye-catcher, a giant white block visible from quite a distance. In 1994 it went
through an exterior cleaning procedure and in 2003 renovations were begun to rejuvenate the interior. Although for many years it was the focus of the university’s downtown campus, its architecture never attracted attention among the general public. By 2008, the seventh, eighth, eleventh, and twelfth floors had been reorganized and modernized. The other floors of the twelve storey building are to be renovated in the next few years.

Divisions:Concordia University > Faculty of Fine Arts > Art History
Item Type:Article
Refereed:Yes
Authors:Borck, Anja
Journal or Publication:JSSAC: Journal of the Society for the Study of Architecture in Canada
Date:2009
ID Code:36108
Deposited By:ANDREA MURRAY
Deposited On:28 Nov 2011 14:24
Last Modified:28 Nov 2011 14:26
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