Ú Unbuilt Toronto: A History of the City That Might Have Been ☆ Download by ¹ Mark Osbaldeston
Ú Unbuilt Toronto: A History of the City That Might Have Been ☆ Download by ¹ Mark Osbaldeston Short Listed For The Toronto Book Awards And Heritage Toronto Book Awards And The Speakers Award Unbuilt Toronto Explores Never Realized Building Projects In And Around Toronto, From The Citys Founding To The Twenty First Century Delving Into Unfulfilled And Largely Forgotten Visions For Grand Public Buildings, Landmark Skyscrapers, Highways, Subways, And Arts And Recreation Venues, It Outlines Such Ambitious Schemes As St Albans Cathedral, The Queen Subway Line And Early City Plans That Would Have Resulted In A Paris By The Lake Readers May Lament The Loss Of Some Projects Such As The Eatons College Street Tower , Be Thankful For The Disappearance Of Others A Highway Through The Annex , And Marvel At The Downtown That Could Have Been With Underground Roads And Walkways In The Sky Featuring Photographs And Illustrations, Many Never Before Published, Unbuilt Toronto Casts A Different Light On A City You Thought You Knew Excellent 5 Stars A wonderful book for lovers of Toronto For those who love Toronto history, Unbuilt Toronto A History of the City that Might Have Been by Mark Osbaldeston is a book unlike all others Instead of telling the story of Toronto s past as we remember it, Unbuilt Toronto tells the story behind the plans and blueprints that never saw the light of day How might our city have looked had these architectural proposals been carried out I enjoyed every single page of this book I truly did not want to put it down I grew up in Toronto and reminisced as I looked at the photos of the city from the late sixties and early seventies Unbuilt Toronto is full of photos 147 to be exact and there isn t a double page spread among its 255 pages where there isn t at least one photo included Some space age ideas floated their way past city cou This is the first in an excellent series that addresses the should haves, could haves, and would haves in relation to cities in this edition s case Toronto The modals of opportunities addressed by Osbaldeston s history series are fascinating and the decisions mostly event driven that go into building cities are intriguing, thought provoking and suggest that we don t always learn the lessons from our past.
In some ways the series mirrors our own tendencies to indulge in reveries concerning how our lives might have been different if events shifted even if only by a little We all ask these questions of ourselves We almost can t help but ask.
Osbaldeston has taken a universal question and shifted his gaze towards cities The result is a fascinating series of impeccably researched and insightful books.
This book was really great to read I learned a lot about Toronto that I otherwise would have never known It was like finding gems of information What I really found surprising were the plans for the North York Centre, including the different plans for the CN Tower and complex The different ROM plans were cool to see I think we re lucky to get what we got after seeing the runners up Also, all of the waterfront plans were awesome I really liked seeing the different ideas for townhouses out in the water, like Harbour City and Project Toronto Oh, and all of the archival pictures were great to see It really brought the ideas to life.
This must have been difficult to put together Great to see some other plans for places which now have famous, very different buildings.