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dc.coverage.spatialSite: Toronto, Ontario, Canadaen_US
dc.coverage.temporal1958-1964 (creation)en_US
dc.creatorRevell, Viljoen_US
dc.creatorJohn B. Parkin Associatesen_US
dc.date1958-1964en_US
dc.date.accessioned2013-05-08T16:03:06Z
dc.date.available2013-05-08T16:03:06Z
dc.date.issued1958-1964en_US
dc.identifier215034en_US
dc.identifier.otherarchrefid: 217en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1721.3/122382
dc.descriptionSide view of the curtain wall where it terminates at the base; Revell's international fame, however, stems from his success in the competition for the Toronto City Hall in 1958, assisted by Heikki Castrén (1929-1980), Bengt Lundsten and Seppo Valjus (born 1928), with John B. Parkin & Associates as local architects and engineers at the construction stage. Built between 1958 and 1964, the City Hall may be considered the peak achievement of this period of Revell's career. It has three independent parts: podium, towers and council chamber. The podium, raised on pillars, contains lobbies and public service facilities, and opens on to Nathan Phillips Square. The handling of the layout and façade reveals a symbolism rare for Revell: the 20- and 27-storey semicircular office towers curve protectively around the low, circular council chamber building, their strip windows facing the inner parts of the complex. The outer façade is more closed, a reinforced-concrete wall built of prefabricated units and articulated by vertical strips of marble. Source: Grove Art Online; http://www.groveart.com/ (accessed 11/4/2007)en_US
dc.format.mediumconcrete; marbleen_US
dc.rights© Scott Gilchrist, Archivision, Inc.en_US
dc.subjectarchitectural exteriorsen_US
dc.subjectModernisten_US
dc.titleToronto City Hallen_US
dc.typeimageen_US
dc.rights.accessLicensed for educational and research use by the MIT community onlyen_US
dc.identifier.vendorcode1A1-RV-TC-D2en_US
vra.culturalContextCanadianen_US
vra.techniqueconstruction (assembling)en_US
vra.worktypeoffice buildingen_US
vra.worktypecity hallen_US
vra.worktypeskyscraperen_US
dc.contributor.displayJohn B. Parkin Associates (Canadian architectural firm, 1947-renamed 1971); Viljo Revell (Finnish architect, 1910-1964)en_US


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