Friday, April 1, 2016

Northwestern Utilities Building

Now known as the Milner Building, the Northwestern Utilities Building bears an 'official' completion date of 1957.  It was designed by the Edmonton firm of Rule Wynn and Rule (now part of Kasian Architecture Interior Design and Planning Ltd) and was constructed by Christensen and MacDonald.  It was a truly innovative building both in design (an example of the International Style inspired by Le Corbusier but also technically being one of the first buildings to use rigid foam insulation and to feature and automatic sprinkler fire suppression system.  It was the tallest building in Edmonton at the time it was completed.

1 comment:

  1. what a photographic talent...whoa
    2 weeks ago Isabel and I were downtown for a meeting..our financial adviser
    WE stopped into Kassian to say hi but you were on holiday
    WE should compare travel stories very similar to yours
    How are you for 30 minute quick coffee next week At your location
    E mail me