Modern Living: Inhabiting Habitat

Far below swirl the icy black currents of the rushing St. Lawrence River. Snow-laden Arctic winds whistle past, and for an instant, at least, the feeling is that of being atop a giant, jagged iceberg floating downriver past Montreal. Inside the iceberg, though, all is snug and warm; a baroque symphony dances across the huge living room while the champagne bubbles and the soft lights glow. This is Habitat, the magnificent living complex designed by Israeli Architect Moshe Safdie and built on the tiny Cité du Havre peninsula for Canada's Expo '67. For...

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